Microsoft Flight Simulator Boeing 767-300ER Released; Gulf of Mexico Offshore Landmarks Announced

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: a Boeing 767-300ER Released; a Gulf of Mexico Offshore Landmarks add-on has been announced. Christchurch, DuPage, and Almería Airports got new screenshots.😎


Published: February 2, 2023 9:57 PM /

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Third-party developers have shared new screenshots about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while a new aircraft has been released.

We start with the aircraft, and it's a Boeing 767-300ER. Before you get all giddy on me, it's by Captain Sim, which means that it looks very good, but the simulation depth is far from top-notch due to using default 747 systems. 

If that's good enough for you, you can purchase it at the developer's own store for $29.99.

Here's what comes in the package.

EXTERIOR

  • 6-door configuration (6 entry doors and 2 smaller exit doors aft of the wing)
  • 4-door configuration (4 entry doors and 4 over-wing window exits)
  • High resolution textures
  • Cabin with 3D windows, interior, and animated pilots
  • Realistic animations
  • Captain Sim House livery

COCKPIT AND CABIN

  • Classic 767 flight deck, brand-new model built from scratch including high resolution textures
  • Essential functionality simulated
  • Some systems use default 747 (must be installed) to provide expandability with community mods
  • Complete passenger cabin
  • Custom views including wing views

MISC FEATURES

  • Supports most features of MSFS 2020 (rain/icing effects, sound, flight model and more)
  • Supports a growing number of livery packs with numerous variants of optional equipment (winglets, antennas, etc)
  • Sim Ops

Next, we move on to scenery, starting with an interesting new announcement from Aerosoft. Hot on the heels of their Offshore Landmarks: North Sea, the German developer announced Offshore Landmarks: Gulf of Mexico. 

This project is a little different from the predecessor as it focuses less on ships and more on oil rigs since there simply are a lot more oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking of ships, in addition to cargo vessels and tankers you'll also find more pleasure craft and cruise ships, shrimp fishing vessels, and multi-million dollar yachts.

You can take a look at one of the oil rig models and the map with the oil rigs included in the gallery below.

NZA Simulation released more screenshots of its Christchurch International Airport (NZCH) in New Zealand. The developer is planning to release it on its own store, Orbx Direct, and the official marketplace, about at the same time as the upcoming World Update New Zealand, which is slated for February 23.

TDM Scenery Design is in the "final stretch" of development of its Almería Airport (LEAM) in Spain, so we get to see a lot of new screenshots as we wait for the developer to add the remaining details and objects.

Last, but not least, FlightFX released new screenshots of its upcoming DuPage Airport (KDPA) in the United States. They were shared on the developer's Discord server and you can see them below. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we host daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim.

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Learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)
Developer
Asobo Studio
Publisher
Xbox Game Studios
Release Date
August 18, 2020 (Calendar)
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