Today third-party developers had new assets and releases to share about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The developer is already well-known for its freeware F-22 that can be found on FlightSim.to, and promised a high-quality release with “many exciting and unique new features and capabilities.”
What we can see here certainly looks appealing, but we hear that it’s still work-in-progress and not representative of the final product. Beta testing should begin at the end of the month.
Beautiful Models of the World released a new rendition of Catania Fontanarossa Airport (LICC) in Italy.
It’s available on Simmarket for approximately $12 plus applicable VAT, with the following features.
- Realistic ground markings,
- Stunning night effects,
- High detailed airport,
- Excellent frame rates,
- PBR materials,
- Static jetways (planned to be animated in future updates)
Prospective buyers should keep in mind that the airport will also be released within the developers’ growing all-access collection which includes 25 airports (counting Catania) for a €28 one-time payment, promising more to come down the line. That’s likely a much better deal compared to the single purchase.
It’s worth mentioning that this is a completely different product from the one we reported about a few weeks ago.
Lastly, a rendition of Sapporo New Chitose Airport (RJCC) has been released on SimMarket by DominicDesignTeam.
It costs approximately $21 plus applicable VAT and promises the following.
- PBR Textures
- Dynamic Lighting
- Real Ground Markings
- Custom, painstakingly hand-crafted pavement, showcasing all imperfections including dirt
- Custom jetway
On a personal note, we report this release due to the newsworthy nature of a major airport, but this doesn’t mean we recommend its purchase. The quality showcased by the screenshots provide certainly appears mediocre, and previous purchases of this developer’s products solidify that impression, especially in relation to the price and considering that a freeware alternative exists.
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.