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Microsoft Flight Simulator Cessna T-50 Bobcat Announced; A2A Simulations Gives Status Update; Himalaya Mesh Released

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Cessna T-50 Bobcat Announced; A2A Simulations Gives Status Update; Himalaya Mesh Released

Third-party developers had info to share about upcoming add-ons, while new scenery for Microsoft flight simulator was released.

In addition to what Microsoft itself shared, third-party developers had new info to share about upcoming add-ons, while new scenery for Microsoft flight simulator was released.

First of all, we hear from MilViz and Parallel 42. The latter will use the basic work based by the former in FSX to bring the classic Cessna T-50 Bobcat to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Parallel 42 did mention that the process of converting the aircraft won’t be quick, so we’ll have to wait.

Many have been waiting for acclaimed developer A2A Simulations to debut in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and finally, it appears to be happening, as mentioned by a post on their official forums by CEO Scott Gentile announcing the development of a Piper Comanche 250 which will use the studio’s advanced AccuSim technology.

“I just wanted to say that as of yesterday, thanks to our brilliant Michal Krawczyk and Mark Smith, we appear to be out of the woods with Accu-Sim and MSFS2020. It goes to show that there is almost nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it and don’t give up.

Today for the first time, I took off and performed a bunch of maneuvers in the air, came back with a nice flare and landed in an all-new Accu-Sim Comanche 250. All major road blocks are cleared.

We were lucky, during this long dry spell of development the US military has been making huge use out of Accu-Sim technology as this has paid the bills at A2A. We have an Accu-Sim turboprop and turbojet already on the shelf that we can use for any future airplanes, thanks to this military development along with a lot of cool avionics.

So now that we have this Comanche 250 in place we can properly plan for MSFS development. Keep in mind that being brand new tech, systems and physics, it will take longer for this first airplane, which is why we chose the Comanche 250 since we know it so well. But once this airplane is out the Accu-Sim production line will be in place, so to speak.”

Last, but not least, Orbx released its Himalaya and Central Asia Mesh.

It’s currently available on Orbx Direct for $9.44 and below you can see what it looks like.

  • Derived from 3 sources with 10m resolution
  • Minimal performance impact
  • Compiled to reduce LOD morphing
  • Self-contained product

If you’d like to hear more, you can check out our review of the Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition and Reno Air Races expansion, and read our interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann. You can also take a look at the F/A-18 Super Hornet in action.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Auckland International AirportSkiathos AirportAthens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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