Today third-party developers had new reveals to make about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, mostly focused on the military side of simulation.
The aircraft doesn’t have a release date yet, but a second beta phase is coming soon.
“Since many are asking about the status of the F-35 project, here are some good and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news first: we DO NOT have a release date at the moment, and the reason is that we have received a huge amount of feedback and suggestions during the Beta stage, and we are trying to chase EVERY one of them.
As of today, we have logged no less than 224 change requests coming from Intenal tests, Alpha test and Beta 1 test and we addressed 202 of them.
The good news: we believe the quality of the product is now much better and we believe it would be acceptable for a commercial release… BUT we are not releasing it until we have fixed at least some of the oustanding issues.
We expect to release a Beta 2 to the test group very soon – release date will depend on the feedback from Beta 2. We’ll keep you posted.”
Speaking of military aircraft, LatinVFR had a surprise release today for MCAS Miramar (KNKX).
It’s available on Simmarket for a rather affordable $9 plus applicable VAT. While the GOTY Edition of the sim included a rendition of Miramar, this one certainly looks better for those wanting to fully enjoy that Top Gun fantasy.
- Hand made and detailed PBR ground markings and textures according to the most recent airport situation.
- Hand made, Realistic airport buildings using MSFS PBR materials.
- Realistic airport lighting.
- Real world static aircraft, F-35’s, F-18’s, MV-22 Osprey, CH-53E and the KC-130J Hercules as located in the airfield.
- Taxi signs, runway signage according to real world.
- And much more!
Lastly, FeelThere released a trailer for its upcoming Los Angeles Airport (KLAX). You can check out what it looks like below.
Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of 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, 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.