Falcon BMS 4.37 trailer touts VR support, outlines future roadmap

Benchmark Simulations, a community driven development team and caretakers of the Falcon 4.0 legacy, have just dropped a new trailer for Falcon BMS version 4.37 which shows off some key new features for the sim including VR support. It also features a roadmap for future development.

VR ready

To be a modern flight simulator in 2022, you pretty much need to offer VR support to ensure that you’re up with the latest technology offerings. Falcon BMS has lacked that feature until now with Falcon BMS 4.37 bringing in full VR support to the sim.

It’s one of several features that the new 4.37 trailer mentions alongside a UI revamp, an ECM update, CATM simulation fire, mirrors in the cockpit, and the other big reveal which is efforts to bring a fully modelled F-15C to the sim.

Then a roadmap flashes on the screen with F-15C, new terrain engine, and physically based rendering being listed (in that order) as coming in 2023 and beyond.

It sounds like Benchmark Simulations have no plans to slow down and are continuing to offer enhancements, new features, and in this case new complete aircraft to the sim in the coming years ensuring that the Falcon 4.0 legacy continues on well into the mid 2020s.

If you’re interested in getting into it, learn more about it here on Falcon BMS website.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Snake122 says:

    Thanks for covering it Shamrock! Hope to maybe even see you post some of your great content if you start flying it!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      You’re welcome! I’m loath to add another sim to my bucket as I don’t get enough time with what I already have but I am tempted to check it out.

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  2. Fascinating that this one is still alive and kicking. Still remember when I bought Falcon 4.0.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Still kicking!

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  3. CAP says:

    Wow!

    The new terrain render/engine looks amazing. It’s the one thing that’s kept me away from the sim.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I don’t think we’ve seen this new renderer for terrain yet. Unless I missed it in the trailer.

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      1. CAP says:

        Pretty sure the WIP is in the trailer at 1:30 as there are no longer tile-sets being utilized.

        Ex – https://www.mudspike.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015-10-30_144014.jpg

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      2. sunrrrise says:

        @CAP
        It’s the ‘beyond’ part, new terrain engine hopefully will be available in 4.38.

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  4. CanadaOne says:

    If you’re a flightsimmer on a budget, getting BMS and IL2-46 SAS would get you about 10,000 hours of fun for about $20 combined.

    They might be the smart people as opposed to us dropping $100 on individual planes we might rarely fly.

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