FSExpo Day 2 Roundup

June 25, 2023
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In our previous FSExpo article, we covered Day 1 of the event. Many developers took the opportunity to unveil their progress for products on the X-Plane and MSFS2020 platforms. This Article will focus on a few of the main product announcements from between day 1 and day 2 of the event that were not previously mentioned.

SoFly’s “Animals for MSFS”

In recent events, SoFly has announced a new add-on called “Animals for MSFS”. It enables an inexhaustible array of diverse animals in the simulator, to provide an effect of unmatched realism.

These animals have been designed to seamlessly fit and interact with their intrinsic environment across all continents around the world of MSFS. According to the developer: “This is our first introduction to Animals for MSFS and more details about future species, missions and more will be shared in the future as we get closer to releasing this unique product for the simulator”.

Thanks to their innovative approach to the simulator, SoFly has dedicated themselves to ensuring that the animals in their add-on are not only visually appealing but also authentically simulate their real-world counterparts. With meticulous attention to detail, they have crafted these animals to behave, move, and live just as they would in their natural habitats, creating a truly immersive and realistic experience for simmers.

Exciting Enhancements and features on the Horizon for FlightControlReplay

FlightControlReplay, the beloved replay tool for MSFS is preparing to launch a major update. With an array of new features and improvements, let's take a look into what was announced.

One of the standout additions is the revamped user interface, which offers enhanced usability and customisation options for its users. Pilots can now easily adjust the size and transparency of the interface to their liking, this is a quality of life feature which allows users to fully customize their experience with the add-on.

FlightControlReplay is now integrated with the MSFS toolbar which provides seamless in-game controls, making it effortless to navigate the controls and utilise the add-on. Moreover, the introduction of cinematic replay with automatic camera switching allows for users to capture their flights from different angles much easier than before.

A notable feature is the innovative GhostPlane function, allowing users to engage in formation flying alongside an AI pilot. This unique feature adds an enjoyable experience to offline pilots who want to try their hand at formation flying !

FlightControlReplay V5 also expands its support for multiple popular MSFS airliners, such as the PMDG 737, Fenix A320, Fly The Maddog, inibuilds A310 and the Just Flight Bae146.

The Update doesn’t stop there. FlightControlReplay V5 also incorporates next-generation memory management for improved performance, introduces a landing touchdown report feature, offers a crash-to-desktop recovery system and also a simplified software set-up. A free user manual PDF will also be available in order to simplify the whole process.

FlightControlReplay V5 is expected to release before the end of summer 2023, existing users will have the opportunity to upgrade at a special price.

Stay Tuned for more information regarding the release of FlightControlReplay V5.

Inibuilds Announces London Standed Airport for MSFS

iniBuilds has announced the development of a London Stansted Airport (EGSS) scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

Stansted is the UK's fourth busiest airport, serving 23 million passengers annually. Originally a military airfield, it grew as a low-cost carrier hub and cargo destination. The upcoming scenery will feature high-quality details, including accurate terminals, train stations, and custom ground service equipment. It aims to provide a realistic and immersive experience by replicating Stansted to its fullest.

Plenty more information can be found in this article where we dive deeper into what's included along with plenty of images !

As usual, Threshold will ensure you stay updated with the most recent news released from FSExpo2023.

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