Some more breaking news from the flight sim world as Heatblur and IndiaFoxtEcho, two well known developers for DCS and Microsoft Flight Simulator, announce that they are collaborating to bring us an F-14A and B for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Yeah!
F-14 in MSFS!
Although some of my readers will continue to find it unusual that military jets are popular in a civilian flight sim, the reality is that there’s a market for this kind of experience and Heatblur and IndiaFoxtEcho do excellent work.
On display is Heatblur’s outstanding art design and modeling that they’ve done for one of the most visually impressive module in DCS. The transition to Microsoft Flight Simulator has gone exceptionally well from the images released.
The DCS: F-14 has been praised for its exceptional level of realism and attention to detail, and together, we are excited to develop an F-14 for Microsoft Flight Simulator with much the same ethos. Whether you’re an experienced virtual pilot or just starting out, you’ll be able to experience the thrill of flying one of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history in an entirely new way across the globe.
The F-14 Tomcat is a legend in the world of aviation and we’re excited to give players the opportunity to take control of this incredible machine. From the advanced avionics to the powerful engines, we will strive to make the Flight Simulator rendition of the F-14 as authentic as possible. We’re excited to combine the best of two worlds: IndiaFoxtEcho’s experience in Flight Simulator and Heatblur’s experience in DCS, and believe that we can combine some of the very best across all simulation platforms. What better opportunity than a great new partnership to bring the iconic Tomcat into a simulator, where you can fly and enjoy its magnificence anywhere in the world.
The Flight Simulator version of the F-14 will focus on recreating the core flying aspects of the Tomcat such as accurate flight dynamics, core avionics and using its suite of navigational and other systems. Our teams will strive to bring you as many features as is possible on the Flight Simulator platform while maintaining the bar of quality and accuracy which you all expect.
“Our F-14 has been a labour of love for years, and bringing an authentic experience of this legendary aircraft to a broader audience is yet another step in our F-14 journey. Due to our ambitious internal DCS roadmap, partnering with IndiaFoxtEcho to bring our F-14 to the Flight Simulator platform was a slam-dunk, and knowing the IFE team’s passion for the F-14 matches our own, we enter a new comfortable and natural partnership. We’re super excited for this expansion of our F-14 and new opportunities it presents both to ourselves and the community!” -Heatblur Simulations
“Since the announcement of Microsoft Flight Simulator we have been willing to bring a state-of-the-art Tomcat to this platform, as we did, a long time ago, for previous iteration of this simulator and we have always been huge fans of the Heatblur DCS rendition.
We are very excited to cooperate with them and we are confident that working together with them we can create a detailed and realistic F-14 for MSFS.” -IndiaFoxtEcho
Stay tuned for more information as development progresses and we take steps to continue our Tomcat journey. The aircraft is currently neck deep in development and we expect it to be released later this year.
Thank you all for your support and excitement, and we look forward to once again sharing the cadillac-roomy F-14 cockpit in Asobo Studio’s wonderful sim with you all!
Check out the screenshots!