Third-party developers have showcased new assets about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while another airport has been released.
We start with the Boeing 757 by BlueBird Simulations of which we get the new screenshot showcased above. We also learn that the developers are working on the final iteration of the virtual cockpit,
While we’re going to get smaller updates over the next few months, a big video focusing on the systems should come later this year or in early 2024.
Moving on to airports, Magsoft is working on smaller final details of its Tijuana International Airport (MMTJ) in Mexico. Here’s a new trailer to whet your appetite before release.
We also get to see new work-in-progress screenshots of the terminal of Miyako Airport (ROMY), which serves one of the southern islands of Okinawa prefecture in Japan. At the moment, the developer is working on the model of the complex roof.
Last, but not least, we get the release of Kajaani Airport (EFKI) in Finland by Attben. It’s available on Simmarket for $11.72, offering the following features:
High fidelity recreation of Kajaani airport using true PBR materials and high polygon meshes. Every aspect of the terminal and the adjacent buildings and objects has been faithfully recreated with love, from countless visits to the real airport as well as over 1000 location photographs.
A detailed interior environment.
All custom everything: baggage carts, interior props, ramp utilities, approach lights as well as static ATR-72 aircraft were custom made for this scenery.
True-to-life runway profile and elevation.
Custom CGL from high resolution aerial imagery for the airport area.
Night lighting, complete with emissive materials on lamps and signage.
Optimised for performance using LOD and adequate texture sizing.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently out on PC (through Steam and Windows Store), Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. It’s also accessible via Game Pass. If you’re interested in staying updated on upcoming add-ons, be sure to visit TechRaptor frequently, as we provide daily news coverage related to the sim.
Also, don’t forget to read our interviews with Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 “Mriya,” and with iniBuilds’ CEO Ubaid Mussa about the work of the well-known third-party developer.
Additionally, you can enjoy our interviews of Orbx’s Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen Airports, iniBuilds’ New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations’ Boeing 767-300ER.