Plenty of news to share from around the flight sim community. Wolfpack checks out an exciting new campaign for DCS, Milviz announces their next aircraft, Drydock Games shows off 100 aircraft in a dogfight, and more so lets get to it!
News from around the community
Here’s a fun one to start us off. Flight Simulation Association is picking up on a quote from Microsoft and the Xbox team reporting that Microsoft Flight Simulator was the most played cloud game on phones, tablets, PCs and consoles during their first month of the Cloud Gaming rollout.
Wolfpack345 has done a first look at an exciting new campaign from Reflected Simulations. Beware! Beware! is a DCS: Spitfire IX campaign featuring the DCS: The Channel map. In the preview, Wolfpack flies a sortie against some Focke Wulfs with plenty of dogfighting and fun to be had. Have a look!
Next up, Milviz is showing off their next Microsoft Flight Simulator Project. This time its a helicopter and none other than the iconic UH-1H Huey. The preview screenshots are impressive with dirt and grime in all of the right places from what I can see.
JustFlight’s 146 Professional just launched on their website but you can now also pick it up in the MSFS PC Marketplace. More options for where you want to purchase this highly detailed airliner.
A fun update from FlyByWire Simulation with some new high-quality ground equipment. Revised models and textures improve the look of some of the custom ground equipment that FBW have added to the free A32nx.
Honeycomb’s Alpha yoke and Bravo throttle quadrant are well known in the flight sim community offering a more premium experience. Now, through the FSA, members can get a discount code with a significant discount on both together.
Laminar Research continue to offer us glimpses of X-Plane 12 with the latest image being called “Dark and stormy” showing off a subdued scene with what appears to be an Air Canada A330. The wet tarmac and aircraft reflections are impressive.
PMDG launched their 737 just a few days ago and it’s already igniting the imagination of livery creators. At the time of their tweet, Flightsim.to were reporting that there were over 200 liveries. Since then that count has climbed to 321 liveries. Incredible! Check out the full listing here.
Drydock Dreams Games are working on a game called Task Force Admiral. Vol 1 is focused on carrier fleet battles in the Pacific in and in their latest technology test they pitted 50 F4F Wildcats against 50 A6M Zeros. Impressive! Although not specifically a flight sim, the management of these aircraft is very close to flight sim levels and this game continues to have my attention.
After releasing a few teasers over the last few days, Baltic Dragon is back with another snippet from the DCS single player campaign. Check out snippet 2 from ‘Dominant Fury.’
Milviz’s Cessna 310R is now in the MSFS Marketplace!
Finally, Asobo and Microsoft will be hosting their next Developer Q&A. Streaming on the 25th, these Q&A’s always have some interesting announcements and details on what the team are going to be doing for the future.