Third-party developers have shared some more interesting news and images about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
Today third-party developers shared some more interesting news about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.
We start with DC Designs and CJ Simulations, who have provided a new look at the Eurofighter Typhoon, along with a development update.
“I’ve spent most of this week working on CJ Simulations Typhoon, during which I’ve added a lot of other live events, including all RAF squadrons, all international carriers and one or two ‘special’ designs. Adding chokes, covers, lights, interactive checklist and manual filled the rest of the time and CodenameJack did a heroic job not only on the avionics but also on understanding the cool afterburner effects created by the Asobo (burner flames no longer ‘pop’ exists, but they fade in and out according to real life, lighting up the surrounding airframe and at night). This will now roll out to all other aircraft in the DC Plans inventory in their upcoming updates. The same process of additions is now underway for the Harrier, the majority of which will take place next week.
This brings me to an important point. I still see messages or comments (sometimes quite aggressive and accusatory) demanding 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 above existing ones, as if it’s all about money and nothing else. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I’m really excited to do updates. I love seeing new things come out on older products and seeing how happy users are about improvements to aircraft they may have owned for a long time. But the afterburner coding example above is a perfect illustration of why it’s not an overnight process. These things need to be *learned* – the developers have barely scratched the surface of what MSFS is capable of, let alone its future capabilities. Updating an aircraft is not something we just sit 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, new things learned or introduced to the sim will become something we want to add to them. Currently, it’s a constant rolling process of updates alongside the production of new planes, and likely won’t change for a while until MSFS really settles down. The more aircraft we produce, the more updates we will need to process.
Be patient – if your favorite plane from whatever (reputable) developer you bought it from hasn’t seen an update for a while, chances are it’s already been edited. That’s why I mention them here from time to time, so people know I haven’t forgotten about them.
In more recent news, Sim Acoustics has delivered the Harrier’s custom sound package and it’s AWESOME!!! The Harrier’s signature whine is alive and well. I will be posting a demo video of it on my YouTube channel soon!”
Drzewiecki Design has also released new screenshots, and this time it’s Tallinn Airport (EETN), serving the Estonian capital.
As of now, we don’t have a release window yet, but like all of this developer’s work, it looks really promising.
If you want to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you may enjoy our recent reviews of Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Airport Menara, Central Great Britain, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & 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, the F-15 Eagle, Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney y Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Cala Bria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airport, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore’s 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 Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and Xbox Series X|S.