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Aerosoft Discusses MSFS Development, Showcases CRJ

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Aerosoft is known to be a close partner to Microsoft for the release of the new Flight Simulator. With Aerosoft providing the physical release of the simulator across Europe, it’s no question that Aerosoft is keen to work with the new simulator when it releases on August 18th. What does remain to be seen is the additional content Aerosoft will be bringing to the simulator via their third-party content offerings. We already discussed how they intend on releasing Trondheim Airport (ENVA) and Paderborn Airport (EDLP) and also the CRJ for the simulator. However,  Mathijs Kok gave a nice update today surrounding the progress being made as well as some previews for the CRJ.

The previews for the Aerosoft CRJ below is very much a work in progress but demonstrates how the SDK enables developers to do lots of interesting things. The team are currently working on a video which will be shared soon of the aircraft in progress. High definition screenshots can be found on the forums.

As mentioned as well, Paderborn Airport (EDLP) is also in development by Jo Erlend Sund made. The airport scenery product will be found in the default sim (assuming all editions). The scenery is detailed and represents what developers can do when creating their airports for the new simulator. You can see the first preview of that airport down below.

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A few other immediate questions were answered too. First is that there are no free upgrades from existing products. This is because there is a huge amount of work going into bringing these products to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Prices will be decided closer to release.

It is also reconfirmed that Aerosoft will continue to develop for X-Plane and Prepar3D for as long as customers continue to buy products on those platforms.

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Aerosoft Released German Islands 1 for XP11

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X-Plane 11 collaborators Stairport and Aerosoft have just released German Island 1 for X-Plane 11. The scenery comes packed with the East Frisia part of the islands and includes over 6 airfields to fly at, including heliports. Borkum EDWR Juist EDWJ Norderney EDWY Baltrum EDWZ Langeoog EDWL Wangerooge EDWG The developer has mentioned that every single island included and each
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Sim-Wings Pro Munich Updated V1.0.1

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Scenery developer Sim-Wings mentioned on their Facebook page an update for Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (EDDM). The new version 1.0.1 for P3D V4.5+ entails numerous updates to the airport per user inputs (Pireps) found below. In the list of changes, the developer has optimized the airport grounds due to lighting issues for daytime and night time. Additionally, the runway
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Aerosoft Previews Bratislava For Prepar3D v5

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Developer Aerosoft has just showcased on their forum more screenshots of their upcoming Bratislava M.R. Stefanik Airport. Earlier, the developer announced that work on runway 13-31 is done, with a focus shift to the apron area and it is mentioned now that work on the design of parking and apron is now almost over and that it is also necessary to
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[Updated] Microsoft Flight Simulator Physical Editions Open for Pre-Order (European Only)

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This post was originally published on July 14th, but has been updated with new information. As announced yesterday, Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be made available as a physical edition. The physical copy will feature everything included in the digital copy (along with the ability to live stream data), but the base installation will come neatly packaged on numerous discs
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date and Pricing Confirmed

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Microsoft has confirmed that their all-new Microsoft Flight Simulator will release on Tuesday, August 18th 2020. Along with the confirmed release date for the all-new simulator, pricing and various editions have also been confirmed.

Announced via a press release sent to FSElite, Microsoft will release three different editions for the new simulator. Those are the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition and finally the Premium Deluxe Edition. All three will feature vivid and detailed landscapes, dynamic weather, an interactive checklist system and a large number of detailed airports and aircraft. The differences lie in the variations in included aircraft and detailed airports.

Both Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio have said that “we have the right tools, technology, partners and hardware to release the most realistic and authentic flight simulator to date.”

The Standard Edition will retail for $59.99 USD both as a digital download for Windows 10 as well as a physical copy via Aerosoft in Europe. The standard edition will also be made available via Xbox Game Pass for PC. Included with the Standard Edition is 30 highly detailed and accurate airports from around the world, as well as 20 feature-rich aircraft. Aircraft such as the Airbus A320 NEO, the Boeing 747-8i, Diamond DA62 and the Cessna 172 will all feature in the Standard Edition. As for airports, get ready to explore destinations such as Innsbruck, Los Angeles, JFK, Sydney and many more in these detailed environments.

The Deluxe Edition includes everything found in the Standard Edition, along with 5 additional airports and aircraft.

Those 5 additional aircraft are as follows:

  • Diamond DA40-TDI
  • Diamond DV20
  • Beechcraft Baron G58
  • Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Those 5 additional airports are as follows:

  • Amsterdam International Airport
  • Cairo International Airport
  • Cape Town Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Madrid Barajas Airport

The Deluxe Edition will retail for $89.99 USD.

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Aerosoft Updates CRJ Professional for P3D V5

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Aerosoft released an update for the CRJ Professional Series to version 2.2.0.0 (Service Pack 1). The update brings with it many necessary features such as new models, new modeling, updated systems, optional vertical navigation, all-new graphics using PBR, and an Electronic Flight Bag with support for charts, checklists, and calculations. Service Pack 1 is the initial release for P3D V5.
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Parallel 42 Aerosoft A320 Immersion V2 Released

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A few weeks ago, Parallel 42 confirmed that the Aerosoft A320 family would be getting a redone immersion pack and were looking for testers. Now that product has released via OrbxDirect for everyone to enjoy. The Aerosoft A320 Professional Immersion V2 is an all in one package. The A318, A319, A320, and A321 are all compatible with this immersion pack.
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Aerosoft Mega Airport Oslo v2 Updated to v.1.1.4.0

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Aerosoft has updated their Mega Airport Oslo v2 to version 1.1.4.0. The update is somewhat minor, but does provide some interesting updates for those who own the scenery. The update migrates seasonal variation control from SODE to Prepar3D, along with the windsock animations. Whilst some elements are now removed from SODE, the airport scenery has now added SODE VGDS pack
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Aerosoft Further Previews East Frisia for X-Plane

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Aerosoft has shared on Facebook new previews of their upcoming "German Islands 1: East Frisia” scenery for X-Plane 11. This time, the screenshots focus on the island of Juist. The development seems to be going well, with nice airport details and texturing. The island of Juist features a small airstrip that handles light aircraft.  Make sure to stay tune on
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