A 3rd-party workforce of builders is making an F-15 Eagle add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. DC Designs lists a January launch window on its web site; YouTuber Obsidian Ant has already had a go, and says it might be prepared for customers as quickly as Jan. 18. You’ll be able to watch his take a look at flight embedded above and on YouTube.
The F-15 add-on will include 4 variants of the long-lasting fourth-generation tactical fighter jet, together with the F-15C (air superiority), D (combat-capable trailer), E (Strike Eagle), and I (a variant utilized by the Israel Protection Forces). Whereas digital pilots will be capable to choose and cargo ordnance, it’s not clear for those who’ll truly be capable to hearth the weapons or launch different kinds of payloads. Provided that the sport doesn’t even present a crash animation, I wouldn’t maintain my breath.
Whereas the F-15 is able to reaching Mach 2.5 (roughly 2,000 mph), builders of the add-on say that Microsoft Flight Simulator at the moment has a barrier in place to stop that. Polygon has reached out to Asobo Studio to be taught extra about that. Regardless, builders say there’s nothing stopping gamers from reaching these speeds if that barrier is eliminated, but when my expertise with digital actuality is any indication — it was nauseating on an Intel Core i7 laptop computer with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and 32 GB RAM — it’s finest to do this solely at excessive altitudes.
I’ve talked about how Microsoft Flight Simulator creates a wholly completely different sort of panorama within the air. It makes use of real-time climate knowledge to simulate cloud formations, and the outcomes are merely staggering. In an F-15, you’ll be capable to discover the clouds way more successfully.
Whereas Microsoft Flight Simulator is heading to Xbox Sequence X this summer season, it’s not but clear how third-party add-ons like this may make their means throughout to the brand new console. Obsidian Ant provides that this gained’t be a “study-level” simulation of what it’s like to really fly the fighter jet. For that, flight sim followers will need to stick to platforms like DCS World.