Today, third-party developers provided another preview of upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including Concorde and more.
Today, third-party developers provided another preview of upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We start with DC Designs, who showcased their upcoming Concorde and provided a development update.
“Excellent news this week for the development of Concorde! Amid the hiss of steam and the glow of hot metal at DC Design’s Ironworks, we’ve achieved various breakthroughs in flight dynamics, coding, texture art, and other advancements that have transformed the project over the past seven days.
The cockpit has been animated with most (captain’s) instruments now working, and the engineer’s station has also been animated with many annunciator lights now working (and coded to work like the real Concorde systems did). The addition of a pair of crew members also brings some much-needed life to the cockpit, making you feel like you’re on board a functional plane with other people, especially in the air. virtual reality. Despite being built from over half a million vertices, the in-cockpit performance of the Concorde in VR is superb, with no evidence of lag when looking around (I’m developing on a GTX1080 system). The flight model has also seen several major advancements at the hands of CodenameJack and Paul Frimston, with the delta wing now performing particularly well in all phases of flight. The new MSFS fuel system has been implemented, which although limited to 8 tanks (the Concorde had 13) allows us to introduce a realistic fuel management system as well as fuel transfer operation for the center of gravity balance.
I’m now figuring out how much functional detail to add, as mentioned last week, while activating all the many systems Concorde has. Things are really coming together here, with many systems that I left missing in the original Concorde (for FSX and Prepar3D) now brought online in this version for MSFS. Additionally, I discovered (with a little help) how to create my own emissive models in MSFS, allowing for much easier lighting on all stations.
Next is another look at the Grumman JRF-6 Goose featured by Big Radials. This time we take a look at a vintage Swedish lifeboat.
Last, but not least, new in-progress screenshots of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) in the United States from Skyline Simulations, showing the terminal and detail work.
Recently we published our latest interview with Microsoft Flight Simulator lead Jorg Neumann and heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.
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.