Third-party developers shared news about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons including both aircraft and scenery.
We start with new screenshots for Aerosoft's Airbus A330 shared by beta tester P Astarto, showcasing the tail section in a variety of liveries. The aircraft still doesn't have a release date, but it shouldn't be excessively far off.
Next, we get the announcement of the Bell 222B helicopter by Cowan Simulation. It's coming soon and we get to see a few screenshots of it.
Another announcement comes from Skyline Simulations, which has decided to work on landmark scenery on top of its airports. The first package will be Cincinnati, which is also coming soon.
Speaking of "soon," we learn from Parallel 42 that its Campout add-on is coming to the official marketplace including the Xbox version of the simulator this week, which usually means on Thursday.
This is a very clever add-on that lets you bring camping equipment with you when you fly, and after you land somewhere in the bush, you can set down your little camp to enjoy the wilderness. It's a highly-appreciated utility among those who enjoy exploring the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator and want little moments of peace and quiet. It even works in multiplayer and includes dogs for those who like to bring a good boy along.
Here's what it promises:
- Works with ANY aircraft, ANYWHERE
- Yes, even helicopters!
- Built following current MSFS SDK Standards
- Optimized for XBOX controller use
- Pack/Unpack button for quick management of items in proximity
- Sets allow you to create & save custom campouts per aircraft
- Worldwide object persistence (time limited)
- Eco Credit system to manage in-sim "littering."
- Intelligent purging system(s) to protect sim performance
- In-sim management of complete product/features
- Over a dozen placeable objects, variations/options when applicable
- Wind-reactive objects include Tents, Portable Windsock & Smoke Canisters
- 18 popular dog breeds to choose from and place in the open world.
- 14 winter camping objects.
- Additional themed objects to be released.
- Oddly satisfying sounds when placing objects.
- Custom sounds for key objects such as campfires.
- Share system allows you to share campouts with friends
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.