Today third-party developers had juicy news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on, albeit one came with a significant caveat.
We learn that the flight management computer will be able to have two navigation databases loaded like the real one. In this specific screenshot, we see the Lufthansa Data System one that will be shipped with the aircraft and the one provided by Navigraph. The aircraft will actually remember your most recent selection and load with it by default.
Next, we get an announcement from Gate15Scenery. The developer, which lately has released quite a few smaller Japanese airports, continues its exploration of the islands of the Rising Sun with Miyako Airport (ROMY), serving one of the southern islands of the Okinawa prefecture. It's actually one of the larger airports in the area, with quite a few scheduled flights. It's located very close to the Shimojishima Airport which came with the first world update.
At the moment, no screenshots or released details have been provided.
Lastly, Taxi2Gate released the massive Orlando International Airport (KMCO) in Florida, United States, providing a bespoke edition of the seventh busiest airport in the country. Yet, before you set your route for Disney World, you may want to know that the current build of the airport doesn't display correctly if you're using photogrammetry.
Luckily, the developer is working on it and an update supporting photogrammetry has been promised in "some days."
The airport is available on Simmarket for a rather steep $31.44. The package promises the following, but despite the rather sizable price, it does not include a ticket to Disney World, albeit it does feel like Disney may have had a hand in deciding that price point.
- Custom Ground Textures
- Custom Photo Scenery
- Custom mesh
- Carefully detailed 3d objects
- Full detail Buildings
- Realistic Ground Markings
- Numerous static objects
- Realistic ground textures
- Dynamic illumination
- PBR textures
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.