Third-party developers have shared news and new assets about upcoming aircraft and scenery add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Barring any unforeseen issue, it’ll release on Friday, December 17 on third-party stores. It’ll also release on the official marketplace for both PC and Xbox, but a date for that isn’t predictable. It’ll cost 29.99€ on SWS’s own store and a bit higher on other stores.
The amphibian version is being worked on and it’ll release as an additional package at a later date for 14.99€.
Next comes SC Design with new images of its F-16 Fighting Falcon, including a Hellenic Air Force livery. We also get a brief development update.
“The F-16s will also be getting a full custom Fly-By-Wire system which is being coded by CodeNameJack. This works incredibly well, and has revealed a real sensitivity in the F-16 in the landing configuration that matches the real airplane – lose too much airspeed and it’s curtains for you for sure! It’s almost ready to be sent out to previewers next week, so there will soon be lots of opportunities for you to see the F-16s flying in the sim. The metallic textures have also been improved, and the Thunderbirds now have a nice glossy coat of paint of their own, as opposed to the matt finish on most aircraft.”
Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, 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.