Third-party developers have released new assets about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator today.
“Currently, I have finished animating and coding most of the switches on the flight deck for functionality in terms of being able to manipulate them, and have also completed most of the decal work ( there are no texts direct onto surfaces, all labels are hi-res decals in Concorde ). Texture work is on-going, but the vast majority of the essential stuff is there and can now be refined and improved over the coming weeks.
Re-building so much of the cockpit has refreshed my memory on much of what goes on aboard Concorde, and with my coding skills having moved on from the original project two years ago, I’m pretty sure most functions will have a purpose, even on the engineer’s panel. The limiting factor here is not whether I can make it all work, but how much I should make truly functional given the target market. Even without absolute functionality, this Concorde is going to be immensely complex compared to anything else I have built to date. As ever I want to avoid true “study level”, but as I’ve mentioned before, there is just no way this Concorde will allow you to just blast off to Mach 2 and 50,000ft – it’s going to have to be flown the correct way.
I have been fortunate to be assisted by both Asobo and Microsoft with some aspects of the flight model, along with Paul Frimston’s and CodenameJack’s work, to ensure that Concorde’s delta wing and her operational flight envelope can be reproduced with sufficient accuracy. There has been much progress here, with Asobo’s flight modeling team sending crucial information through in support of the project. The good news is that Concorde does have the potential for a high degree of accuracy in all aspects of the flight envelope, but there will also have to be some “creative thinking” going on to make it all happen the way it should.”
Next, from Pilot Experience Sim, we get a few new screenshots of Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (LFKJ), one of the main airports serving the French island of Corsica.
According to previous announcements, this should be released in March.
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.