Today third-party developers released new screenshots about upcoming aircraft and airport add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We start with another look at Aerosoft's Airbus A330, which got new images from project manager Mathijs Kok and beta tester BlackLiverieZ, showing a couple of different liveries and a detail of the flight deck.
We stay with Aerosoft for a brand new look at Oslo Gardermoen Airport (ENGM) serving the capital of Norway. As usual, the level of quality showcased by developer Jo Erlend Sund is pretty crazy.
We also get an update about the Boeing 757 by Blue Bird Simulations, showing the flight deck and providing info on what we can expect going forward.
In a few short weeks we'll show more previews of our updated VC. Here's a sneak peek but I've kept it dark on purpose. We are constantly working on enhancements and optimizations. This is still very much WIP but a lot of progress has been made. Just to give an idea, the VC has well over 1,200 animations which include switches, dials, knobs buttons etc. Not all are functional but that will change over time. It includes over 70 texture sets vs the previous version's 20. You will have an option to choose between 2k and 4k textures. Even at 2k, the textures look much better than our previous VC and at 4k ,it is absolutely stunning. Also, some more performance improvements in the code have been made on top of our last performance update. You can also notice the decoupled Capt. and FO displays. For those still wondering about the sounds, we hope to start on the custom sounds implementations in about a month. More updates to follow.
We then move on to Orbx, which showcased a new teaser video of Melbourne Airport (YMML) in Australia, showing the area of the ATC tower.
Something big is on the horizon! Get ready! YMML Tullamarine Airport is making its way to MSFS, bringing the vibrant spirit of Melbourne to your simulator! Get ready to embark on exciting virtual journeys from this iconic airport. 🛫🇦🇺#YMMLTullamarine #MSFS #FlightSimulation pic.twitter.com/C3EEazyGfI— Orbx (@OrbxSystems) May 26, 2023
Last, but certainly not least, Pyreegue showcased more of the cargo terminals of East Midlands Airport (EGNX) in the UK.
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.