Microsoft Flight Simulator Already Has a Plane, Airports, and a High-Quality London in Marketplace
You can add some more high-quality airports or fly a pretty plane for a cost.
Today is the day Asobo Studios Microsoft Flight Simulator launches for PC, and already the servers have been swarmed with loads of players judging by the number of green player-controller planes flying around the world map in-game. But it also marks the introduction of the games first addons that can be purchased through the in-game marketplace.
The marketplace officially added 7 addons that can be purchased with FlightSim Credits. These addons are all from third-party developers as well, which isn’t surprising considering back in July, it was revealed that the in-game marketplace would sell mods. The following have been added to Microsoft Flight Simulator for its launch. Note: the prices are listed in GBP which is how it appears on the marketplace, but the marketplace also lists VC currency randomly, but the figures are the same. Confusing, I know.
- EGLC London City Airport by Orbx (GBP £12.49)
- EGNM Leeds Bradford Airport by Orbx (GBP £14.99)
- KORS Orcas Island by Orbx (GBP £10.74)
- Landmarks London City Pack by Orbx (GBP £6.69
- LOWI Innsbruck Airport by Orbx (GBP £16.74)
- Flightbeam KDEN by Flightbeam (GBP £12.49)
- CT182T Skylane by Carenado (GBP £24.99)
The airports by Orbx add the mentioned well-known airports to the game and are in high-quality for added realism and immersion. The LOWI Innsbruck Airport specifically is detailed to allow players to experience a complete city and airport package created by developer Jarrad Marshall. The London City Pack adds some key buildings to the city in-game to make it more high-quality and gives the city even more life as you fly over it.
The Flightbeam KDEN is basically Denver International Airport and has been hand-crafted for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This includes hand-crafted ground textures, terminal textures, PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials, realistic Apron lighting, Volumetric grass, and nearly 12,000 acres of custom buildings and textures.
The CT182T Skylane is the most expensive addon of them all and is a flyable plane to use in Microsoft Flight Simulator. The model brings “one of the most popular aircraft of all time” to the game, and has a single-engine, with 230 HP, a cruise speed of 145KTS, and a range of 971NM. You’ll also find engine and wind sounds occurring when opening doors and windows, original HQ digital stereo sounds, and has been tested by several pilots for accuracy in control.
These are only the first of many addons we can expect to see heading to the game, bringing more content over time. You can read our review and see what our thoughts on the game are.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available on PC.