Today, third-party developers had news to share about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, plus a number of airport releases.
We start with PMDG, which has finally sent its Boeing 737 bundles to market for release on Xbox. They expect them to release on May 18 or 15 if all goes to plan. This will be by far the most advanced airliner available on the console version of the sim when it launches.
There will also be livery packs priced at $4.99. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to have the beautiful Pokemon livery pictured above, as it’s user-made and free on PC. If someone tried to sell it, it would attract all kinds of unwanted legal attention.
On top of that, we have learned that the Universal Flight Tablet for the 737 is progressing and will launch with a number of features and more will be added in the future. Navigraph and Simbrief will be supported. At the moment, there is no release date yet.
Progress is being made on the 777 as well, and PMDG CEO Robert Randazzo shared a rather teasing update.
Work is progressing on this project, and we’re really, really happy with how things are going. There has been a loss of development time as we continue to support the work needed for continued improvements to the 737, tablet development, testing and Xbox training, but overall things are moving forward and the pieces are finally coming together. in a polished form. I don’t anticipate showing you development shots until later. The reason for this is that we’re building on a lot of what we learned during the development of the 737 between 2020 and present, and it’s delivering absolutely amazing results and features that we know you’ll love. Rather than haggle them part way, we want to show them to you when they’re ready to preserve the “ah!” moment. that comes from seeing something new and exciting that incorporates ideas and changes that come from our work and your suggestions.
You can find more details in the official forums.
We also received an announcement from PILOT’S GEMSMBH, which will launch the Cessna Citation X+ business jet equipped with Garmin G5000 avionics. For now, we only get a single image of the model.
Moving on to airports, Verticalsim revealed more screenshots of the Ontario International Airport (KONT) in California, United States, showing the terminal and UPS warehouses.
Up next we have a few releases, starting with Brest Bretagne Airport (LFRB) in France by 3DVirtualSim. Is available at Simmarket for $16.62.
It comes with the following features and it is worth mentioning that it is a separate airport version from the one being developed by Pilot Experience Sim.
- High LOD 3D models of the buildings with 4K PBR textures
- Modeling of the interior of the main building
- Highly detailed dynamic walkways (available in gates 5 and 6 due to SDK limitations)
- IGN reworked aerial imagery to match MSFS Bing image colorimetry
- Realistic ground textures with accurate runway modeling and custom approach lights
- Precise track floor profile
- custom night lighting
EcuaVirtual3D launched Seymour Airport (SEGS), also known as Seymour Galapagos Ecological Airport serving the island of Baltra in Ecuador. You can find in Simmarket for $17.54.
- Faithful replica of the Seymour from Baltra Airport.
- Accurate modeling, based on original references, plans and other studies.
- Fully customized flooring, with ambient occlusion included in the textures.
- Custom taxiway sign.
- Static objects, vehicles and aircraft are present in the scene.
- Avenues and streets with circulation of standard and customized vehicles.
- HDR lighting with custom night textures.
- Custom textures with ambient occlusion.
- Custom Approach Lighting Systems (ALS).
- Taxi routes included for aircraft, “taxi route”.
- New Control Tower with rendering of the interior.
- Very accurate mesh of fully edited terrain in the airport area.
Lastly, Davor Puljevic launched Osijek Airport (LDOS) in Croatia. is currently available in Simmarket for $10.36.
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