Third-party developers shared news about upcoming aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a popular in-development freeware.
We start with Aerosoft's Airbus A330, which received some lovely new screenshots wearing the Lufthansa livery, as development and beta testing continue.
More images have been shared of the Boeing 757 by Blue Bird Simulations, focusing on the wings alongside a small development update.
"In total about 600 hours of work have gone into the wings. Almost done with the mesh. I can safely say these are the most detailed 757 wings ever created for flight sim. Soon it'll be off to our texture genius to remap and add new textures. I am excited to showcase when the new textures are on. We are also still hard at work on other areas of the plane. More to come on that in a month or two."
Another update comes from prominent freeware developer FlyByWire, but this time it's not about the highly-anticipated Airbus A380. We hear about the increasingly-awesome A32NX A320neo, which passed a significant development milestone.
Version 1 of the custom VNAV has finally been implemented in the development version graduating from the experimental version, which means that this relevant feature is now considered stable enough for widespread use.
"Our custom-built implementation of VNAV Version 1 is now on our Development version! Pilots now have vertical guidance in managed modes in all phases of flight alongside appropriate visual indicators on the ND and various available predictions in MCDU. We also added a quality of life pause at T/D feature.
While we do still have features for VNAV yet to come a huge thanks is in order for a team-wide effort to finally bring this out of testing.
Vertical navigation for RNP approaches is still being developed. See the full feature set and documentation here."
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 have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. We have also recently interviewed Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer. If you're interested in reviews, you can check out iniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, Orbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.