iniBuilds announced the development of the Airbus A310-300 for Microsoft Flight Simulator in October, but since then we haven’t heard much in terms of news or development updates. This weekend, however, there’s a short but exciting new tidbit: iniBuilds says “This month is going to be great for our MSFS flyers!“.
This promising statement came through iniBuilds’ Discord server, where the studio regularly communicates with the community, and it came with a new image that showed the PFD with the attitude indicator in level flight… maybe pointing to a stable project that will soon be released?
The last time we heard about this project all seemed to be going very well. The model and textures have looked great since the A310 was initially unveiled, so the focus over the last few months has been devoted to the systems, flight model, textures, and sounds.
Especially impressive this time is not the aforementioned PFD shot, but rather the wider image, which you can see below, that shows a small section of the A310 cockpit, looking over the nose into the clouds but with some of the instruments visible below. It’s a very moody image, as the sun goes down into the horizon, reflecting on the cockpit’s surfaces and revealing the careful texture work made by iniBuilds in this aircraft.
The iniBuilds A310 is set to be a very detailed airplanes for MSFS, judging from what the team delivered before in X-Plane 11: a highly accurate and realistic simulation that pleases the most demanding simmers. They said that the MSFS version will at least match the level of quality the X-Plane simmers have been enjoying, which is something MSFS users are eagerly waiting for: “study-level” airliners.
Indeed, 2022 is looking to be the year of airliners for MSFS, as the platform matures and the hard work of developers comes to fruition after many months of development. iniBuilds’ is forecasting for a great month of February in MSFS, so let’s see what the team has in store for us in the coming weeks. In the meantime, things also appear to be going well with both the PMDG 737 and the Fenix Simulations A320. A very nice selection of airliners indeed, and it shouldn’t take long for them to arrive!