Third-party developer DC Designs offered an replace in regards to the improvement of the F-15 bundle for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We get to see a work-in-progress model of the F-15E Strike Eagle which shall be included within the bundle, and even a prototype model of a working HUD and afterburned results.
You possibly can test the brand new screenshots out beneath.
We hear in regards to the progress instantly from the developer, who predicts a November launch on Simply Flight and December on the official Microsoft Flight Simulator market.
“A lot to share this week! First off, the F-15E Strike Eagle is now flying in MSFS and searching good, with early PBR in place to match that of the F-15C. I’m having enjoyable with metallics in the intervening time, nevertheless, this isn’t the BIG information.
The BIG information is that MSFS doesn’t help HUDs or afterburners, proper? Not if you happen to’re DC Designs! This week, with assist from different builders, we cracked working HUDs and the F-15s now have them in place. Moreover, whereas afterburners in MSFS don’t double thrust or gas consumption, I’ve been in a position to efficiently adapt my afterburner results into MSFS they usually’re working very well.
The afterburner rings and flames are carried out, I’m simply engaged on the shockwave results. Emissive lighting is dealt with by code now, in order that’s one other step to creating the afterburners extra seen throughout daylight. These and different breakthroughs, resembling together with rain-on-glass animations, imply that the F-15 Eagle bundle is now very a lot on track for a November launch through Simply Flight, and December for the Microsoft retailer after it’s been cleared by them.
The Tremendous Hornets may nearly make it to Simply Flight in December, though they really want an plane service to make them worthwhile. The final main steps for the F-15s shall be aerodynamics, as soon as all animation circumstances are catered for.”
We additionally hear that DC Designs intends to additionally work on classic warbirds, with the announcement of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt bundle.
“Lastly, I’ve determined that whereas I want to proceed creating navy packages to MSFS, I additionally wish to enterprise as soon as extra into classic plane. With supersonic flight not but potential with the sim, it is sensible to deal with subsonic plane as effectively, and there’s nothing like a World Struggle Two fighter for sound and environment.
Due to this fact, alongside the Grumman F-14 Tomcats, I may even be engaged on a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt bundle, which can comprise each the Razorback and Bubble-top variants. These will develop into the primary in a line of WW2 fighters that I hope to launch by 2021, all for MSFS. No photos to share but as I’m nonetheless texturing the mannequin, however I’ll share them as quickly as I can.”
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