Third-party developers have shared new assets about upcoming aircraft and airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator, alongside a relevant release.
First of all, we get to take a nice look at the external model of the Aero Dynamics’ McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender.
We already know that aircraft will be freeware, and you can follow its development at the dedicated Discord Server.
We move on to IniScene/IniBuilds, which released a trailer of its upcoming Queenstown Airport (NZQN) in New Zealand.
This one is slated to be coming soon, and you can see what it looks like below.
Update: the airport has already been released and can be purchased at the developer’s own store for $15.09.
- and-made ground polygons with crisp, bespoke texture sets (Runways, aprons, paths, roads)
- Over 700 hand-placed custom car models
- Level of Detail (LOD) optimisation for every model to encourage the best performance possible and enable compatibility with Xbox
- True-to-life airport land side recreation with custom ground decals, signposts, vegetation, parking barriers and more
- Accurately modelled and positioned dynamic airport lighting
- Real-world 1m mesh data imported to MSFS
- Compatibility with Orbx New Zealand Mesh for MSFS
- Hand-placed, high-definition vegetation, signage, ground clutter, vehicles, handling objects and more which have been custom-modelled in house by the iniScene team
- Bespoke taxi signage as it is in the real world
- Over 50 individual custom made airport and surrounding buildings to a high level of detail
- Main airport terminal interior with lighting and custom objects
- Use of the latest MSFS SDK features to allow for the best optimisation and performance possible
- 30cm/px satellite imagery which has been hand corrected and colour blended to MSFS’ Bing satellite data
We also get to see two more testing videos for the upcoming Pilatus Porter PC-6 by FlightSimGames, showcasing the floats and the water rudders in action.
Last, but not least, Drzewiecki Design released another airport in Poland, Lublin Airport (EPLB).
It can be purchased on SimMarket for approximately $11 plus applicable VAT.
- High-quality model of EPLB Lublin Airport, featuring the up-to-date version with extensive details throughout the whole airport
- FPS-friendly design, with epic night textures, dynamic lighting, and PBR materials
- High definition mesh including exact runway profile
- Performance-friendly interior modeling at terminal buildings and control tower, advanced night lighting, custom animations
- EPSL & EPSW (Świdnik) included
- Lublin City landmarks included
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, focusing on the Xbox version and short and long-term plans for the sim (on both platforms).
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