Today Another relevant scenery add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released, while more have been teased, from Africa to Japan.
This is quite different from the usual scenery, focusing on exploration and adventure as you can fly around the beautiful and expansive Okavango Delta area in Botswana, Africa.
Created in cooperation with Area77 Simulations, we are proud to present Okavango Delta!
Visit one of the planet’s most diverse and untouched natural habitats! A prime safari destination and a bush pilot’s dream, the Okavango delta has been created in exquisite detail with the intent of offering sim pilots and virtual tourists an experience like no other!
Created from the ground up using the best techniques available in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the SWS Okavango delta is not just a scenery, but an experience like no other! Whether flying, droning or driving, there is always something to see as the Okavango wetlands are teeming with animals, tourists and safari camps.
- 9200 sq. km of scenery with hand-placed wetlands and objects
- More than 12000 animals spread around the area
- Nine custom airstrips
- Six camps modelled in very high detail with building interiors: Abu, Nxabega, Xigera, Chief’s camp, Mombo, Guma
- Many smaller camps and tour groups
- Multiple helipads scattered around the delta
- A repaint of the C208 in the imaginary “Safari Wings” livery
- Two bush trips to fly around the delta
Next, we go to Japan with an interesting tease. Metropolitan Airport Development Brothers, who recently launched the excellent Chofu airport. Today they tweeted about a trip to scout the two locations which will included in their next add-on.
The first is fairly easy to guess due to the recognizable hangars, while the second is a bit more obscure. They’re Ryugasaki Airfield and Otone Airfield in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Ryugasaki Airfield is a small airport near the city with the same name. While it doesn’t host scheduled flights, it’s the headquarters of New Central Airservice, a commuter airline that operates six Dornier 228-212 from Chofu.
Otone airfield is a scenic strip in Kawachi, located by the Tone river right at the border with Chiba Prefecture. It’s mainly used for gliders and light general aviation.
Both airfields are very close to each other, which is why they will be included in a single add-on. They’re also located in close proximity to Tokyo Narita International Airport, which adds an interesting element to their airspace.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim. A few days ago, we also got to hear more, including a trailer for World Update 4 which will feature France and Benelux.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of 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.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.