Third-party developers have shared more exciting news and images about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
Today, third-party developers shared more exciting news about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
We start with DC Designs and CJ Simulations, which provided a new look at their Eurofighter Typhoon, as well as a development update.
“I have spent most of this week working on the CJ Simulations Typhoon, during which time I have added several other liveries including all Royal Air Force squadrons, all international operators and a program or two “specials”. The addition of chocks, covers, lights, an interactive checklist, and a manual filled out the rest of the time, and CodenameJack did a heroic job on not just the avionics, but also on understanding the cool afterburn effects created by Asobo (burner flames no longer “pop” into existence but fade like real life, also illuminating the surrounding cell at night). on all other aircraft in DC Designs inventory in their upcoming updates.The same process of additions is currently underway for the Harrier, the majority of which will be completed next week.
This brings me to an important point. I keep seeing posts or comments (sometimes quite aggressive and accusatory) asking to know why the other products haven’t been updated yet? “It’s been months. Why haven’t you done it yet? Some people accuse me of putting new products ahead of existing ones, as if it’s all about the money and nothing else. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I’m really excited about making updates. I love seeing new things come out on older products and seeing users excited about improvements to planes they may have owned for a long time. But the example of the afterburner coding above perfectly illustrates why this isn’t an overnight process. These things have to be *learned* – the developers have barely scratched the surface of what MSFS is capable of, let alone its future potential. Updating an aircraft is not something we sit down and spend a day or two on. It can take weeks. And no matter how much we add, you can guarantee that within a month or two, the new things that we’ve learned or that have been introduced to the SIM will become something we want to add to it. Currently this is an ongoing process of updates alongside the production of new planes, and this likely won’t change for some time until MSFS really takes hold. The more planes we produce, the more updates we will need.
Be patient – if your favorite plane from the (reputable) developer you bought it from hasn’t seen an update in a while, chances are it’s already being worked on. That’s why I mention them here from time to time, to let people know that I haven’t forgotten them.
In a latest news, Sim Acoustics has delivered the Harrier’s custom sound pack and it’s AWESOME!!! The Harrier’s signature whine is alive and well. I will soon post a demonstration video on the You Tube channel! »
Drzewiecki Design also posted new screenshots, and this time it’s Tallinn Airport (EETN), serving the capital of Estonia.
At this time, we don’t have a release window yet, but like all of this developer’s work, it looks really promising.
If you want to know more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews on the Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City and Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport , CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle , the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Cala Bria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi Airport.
If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.