Today third-party developers had more interesting news to share about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
We also hear that the developer has decided to delay the release beyond October to improve its quality further. Below you can read a development update and take a look at the screenshots.
Some not so good news on the F-35 release: we have been working very hard for the past few weeks to achieve a satisfactory level of quality for a release before the end of October – but it is now abundantly clear to us that it will not happen, as the plane is not as good as we’d like. We are working on several improvements which, in our opinion, will bring the product to a much better shape. Here are the major things we are working on:
COCKPIT – The graphics quality of the cockpit was considered unsatisfactory in the latest team review, and we have been working really hard to improve the geometry and texture quality.
FLIGHT MODEL – While the general performace was OK, we are not happy with sustained turns, approach speeds and response to aggressive maneuvering. Also, we are improving the engine dynamics.
AVIONICS – We are introducing a number of improvements to the Primary Control Display so that it will be one step closer to the real deal in terms of graphics and pilot interface (since we are missing the sensors simulation we think it is important that everything else is as good as we can make it).
We will keep you updated on the progress and will advise on the tentative delivery date once these changes are finalized.
Next is Aerosoft, which released a video to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Toward the end, you can find the first video look at the CRJ 900 and 1000. In case you’re not familiar with it, the package is an add-on to the excellent CRJ 550/700.
Apparently, the wait shouldn’t be too long for this one.
Orbx announced another popular holiday destination with Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport (LGSK) in Greece. It’ll also include scenery for the rest of the island, and below you can check out the first screenshots and features.
- Complete airport and island package
- Highly detailed rendition of Skiathos Airport
- 2021 custom aerial imagery for airport
- Complete with PBR textures
- Meticulous detail landside and airside
- Custom GSE & static aircraft
- From developer Matteo Veneziani
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.