Today third-party developers had a few announcements to share about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, alongside releases of both aircraft and scenery.
We start with the release of the Boeing 767-300 ER by RHDSimulations. It's currently available on Simmarket for $26.71 plus applicable VAT.
Do keep in mind that this is not a study-level aircraft and it uses the systems of the default 747 as a backbone with a level of customization added, mostly on the visual side.
Here's what it offers according to the developer:
- 767-300ER equipped with General Electric CF6 engines
- Options for both winglets and original wingtips
- Accurate modeling of exterior, flight deck and cabin with attention to every detail
- 4K/8K PBR textures for the whole aircraft
- True to life animations of flight surfaces, landing gear components and doors
- Wingflex animations with smooth and dynamic bending
- Custom animations of various cockpit elements like side windows, seats and armrests
- Authentic flight model
- Customized sounds for both engines, cockpit room tone, and for custom animations
- Modified cockpit screens, to replicate the real aircraft
- Simple IRS system included
- Realistic fuel system, with custom fuel indicator screens
- Custom dynamic cockpit lighting
- Engine and wing effects, like contrails, engine heat, and vortices
- Full support for MSFS ground equipment
- Support for the native startup checklist
- 13 included liveries from all continents:
- American Airlines Old livery
- United Airlines
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- SAS Star Alliance (1998 livery)
- TUI fly Nordic
- Generic White livery
Next, we get another aircraft from Bear Studios, and it's the early Soviet jet Mig-15. It's available on Just Flight's store for €37.95, offering the following features:
- Native Microsoft Flight Simulator model, animations, inactive elements behaviours
- Supports new textures include icing, frozen, glass and windshield visual effects from MSFS
- Supports Living Ground Service controlled by aircraft’s operating requirements conditions
- Highly detailed exterior (aircraft) and interior (VC) models, with animations, light effects and sound effects
- 2048x2048 high detail textures for models
- Fully interactive avionics and Real 3D gauge system, in-depth aircraft systems and functional simulation
- Flight dynamics based on data from the actual Russian MiG-15Bis flight manual and USAF tech report
- Compatibility with VR technology from Microsoft Flight Simulator applied
Another release comes from Wingsim, and it's Owen Roberts International Airport (MWCR) serving Grand Cayman. It's the main airport of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean and you can find it on Simmarket for $9.08 plus applicable VAT.
Lastly (at least for releases) Spinoza released Mönchengladbach Airport (EDLN) in Germany. It's currently available on Simmarket for $17.63.
Moving on to announcements, VerticalSim announced a few within its roadmap for 2023.
The developer plays to make the following airports in the united states:
- Spokane International (KGEG)
- Manchester-Boston Regional (KHMT)
- Ontario International (KONT)
- Bangor International (KBGR)
Last, but not least, Fly2High announced another small airport, Haverfordwest Airport (EGFE) in Wales, UK. We don't yet have a release date, but it's "coming soon."
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. We have also recently reviewed Orbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport.