Microsoft and third-party developers released plenty of new content for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including both aircraft and scenery.
We start with Microsoft, which released both the ATR 72/42 package and World Update 13: Oceania. The latter is completely free for all users and it adds airports and detailed scenery to Polynesia (Hawaii and Easter Island), Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Indonesia’s West Papua, and the Solomon Islands), the Galapagos Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
There's a whole lot to explore and you can find the full update notes on the official website, alongside a trailer below.
The second big release is the highly anticipated ATR 72 and 42 package, which finally brings a high-definition modern turboprop regional airliner to the simulator.
The price is especially attractive, $19.99 on the official marketplace. The following liveries are included:
- ATR House Livery F-WWLY
- Air Saint Pierre F-ORLB
- Silver Airways N405SV
- ATR House Livery F-WWEY
- Silver Airways N703SV
- Air Tahiti “RA’IREVA” F-ORVV
- Air Tahiti “TAPUATA” F-ORVR
- Air Tahiti “TE ANUANUA” F-ORVT
You can also check out a trailer below.
Moving on to third-party developers, FlightSim Studio released a relevant update to its Embraer E175/E170 package currently in early access. The update includes the Embraer E170 which goes to add to the previously included E175.
The developer released a video showcasing the relevant progress made since the initial early access release. Future focus will be on the implementation of a custom thrust system, the completion of the new FMS supporting proper LNAV and VNAV, and the improvement of cockpit interactions.
Last, but not least, Teikof Studio released San Luis Airport in Ipiales, Colombia (SKIP). It's currently available on Simmarket for $13.21 promising the following.
- Detailed terminal building with interior
- Top quality markings and PBR textures
- Up to date Airport Layout, after the recent remodeling
- Great Performance
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.