According to third party aircraft developer IndiaFoxTecho, their initial foray into the Microsoft Flight Simulator store is about to begin as they have wrapped up primary development on their MB-339 aircraft and it has been sent to Microsoft for final checks and hoped for addition to the Flight Simulator Marketplace. Here’s what we know about this initial release.
Into the store and our virtual skies
The news, coming yesterday, indicated that the MB-339 is ready to go and has been sent to Microsoft. In a post on their Facebook page, the developer wrote,
Following a positive final check tonight, the latest MB-339 build has been sent to Microsoft for review and potential publication on the Marketplace. The package will also be sold on other stores – I will let you know when it will be availble [sic] and where soon.IndiaFoxTech on Facebook
In another post just a few days ago we also learned what they are planning to package in the initial offering with this base version including:
- Two external visual models: MB.339PAN-MLU and MB-339A (non MLU)
- Multiple liveries including Armada Argentina, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia
- Two virtual cockpit models: PAN-MLU and A-MLU: this is not completely correct as the A model is not MLU). NOTE: front cockpit only.
- The package is entirely developed according to MSFS SDK, including native visual and flight models
- System simulation is based on MSFS default implementation
IndiaFoxTecho is planning to offer this version as a medium fidelity option for Flight Simulator with a more fully featured variant offered later. Also of note is that a full fidelity version is also being developed officially for DCS World which is also where the project got its start as a mod.
According to the developer, this version on offer will be up for 20€ (taxes where applicable) or approximately $23.50 USD when it hits the marketplace. Look for that to happen soon!