Microsoft Flight Simulator Osaka Kansai Airport Announced; DHC-2 Beaver, Fenix’s A320, & F-14 Get New Screenshots, Brisbane Gets New Trailer
Today third-party developers had a lot of news, reveals, and releases of Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons to share.
Let’s start with an announcement. Japanese developer Technobrain (whom you may know for the excellent Yao Airport) moved on to a much bigger challenge and is developing Osaka Kansai International Airport (RJBB).
Built fully on an artificial island, it’s the third-busiest airport in Japan and the most relevant in the west of the country.
It includes two runways and two massive terminals, one of which is the biggest in the world, built by famous architect Renzo Piano. Of course, it’s served by both passenger and cargo airlines from all over the world.
You can find a few early screenshots below.
Next, come new screenshots and details from Fenix Simulation, that revealed a lot more about its upcoming Airbus A320, mostly focused on the MCDU implementation and features.
You can find a rich gallery below and a summary of what we learned, but I would suggest reading the extensive blog post for many, many more details.
- Every single autoflight model is modeled and complete. This includes RNP, FLS, and everything else.
- RTA (Required Time of Arrival) is fully implementyed including the active mode.
- The closest airport list is available for diversions.
- The Fix Info Abeam functionality is included.
- Offsets are also available.
- The developer is working on expanding AOC and ATSU services, and of course you can request the weather.
Next is Military Visualizations, which provided a new look (and the first look of the exterior) at its de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver.
We move on to DC Designs and more screenshots of the F-14 Tomcat.
Almost all code and flight dynamics are now working correctly and the developers are starting to “focus on enhancements, detail, testing and improving every feature of the Tomcats” before they convert the model from F-14A to B.
Moving on to airports, Orbx released a trailer of the upcoming Brisbane Airport (YBBN) in Queensland, Australia. We also get a brief list of features.
- High quality rendition of YBBN Brisbane International
- PBR textures on hero assets
- Current airport layout with parallel runways
- Custom jetways
- Dynamic night lighting
- Custom groundpoly
Verticalsim has released Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ) in Florida, USA.
It’s now available on the developer’s own store for $17.99. Below you can read a feature list and enjoy a gallery.
- Terminal Interior
- Surrounding area modeled
- A plethora of animated objects including (radar, Wig-wags, Air conditioning, etc.)
- Custom jetways
- 2021 Airport layout
- Optimization accounted for
- Ground clutter (baggage loaders, static aircraft, people, etc.)
- HDR night lighting
- Proper airport data/logic (PAPI light positioning, AI taxipathing, etc.)
Last, but not least, Simulación Extrema released Cabo Juan Román Airport (SCAS) in Puerto Aysén, Chile.
It’s available on SimMarket for approximately $12. You can check out what it looks like below.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
A few days ago, we heard more about the Xbox version of the simulator and we saw some impressive performance upgrades for the PC version which will come at the same time.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria 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 learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that 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 will release on July 27, 2021, for Xbox Series X ad Series S.
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