The image above is a reference shot of the real aircraft and not representative of Indiafoxtecho’s product.
Hot on the heels of the F-35 release for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Indiafoxtecho is now hard at work projecting the next products to come to the simulator. The developer revealed this week what plans he has for this year and beyond, with a product roadmap that includes the already known Sukhoi Su-31 and Aermacchi M-346, but also a great novelty: the Eurofighter Typhoon!
Indiafoxtecho has been making mostly military airplanes for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and this tradition will continue for the foreseeable future. An exception to that is the Su-31, which was announced last year and will finally be released in just a few weeks, possibly in March. The Russian aerobatic airplane took longer than expected to develop, but Indiafoxtecho believes the aircraft is now closer to being finished, although some flight dynamics adjustments are still to be made.
Also expected to be out by mid-2022 is the Aermacchi M-346, also announced quite some time ago and still under active development. Indiafoxtecho says the team continues to make progress with the 3D model, animations, flight model, and avionics, but they are happy with the progress so far, looking for a release no sooner than April.
Perhaps the most exciting airplane estimated to come out of Indiafoxtecho’s factory this year is the newly announced Eurofighter Typhoon, which was suspected to be in development but is only now being formally announced. It’s being completely built from scratch to MSFS, so there’s a lot of work still to be done, and there are no images yet to share with the community. Indoafoxtecho doesn’t project a release date for the Eurofighter, but the best-case scenario would be to launch by the end of 2022.
Beyond 2022, Indiafoxtecho has even more plans for MSFS. Another very promising prospect is the F-14D Super Tomcat, currently just an experimental project to test new technologies and development techniques for MSFS. It has, for example, a super-high polygon count, which is not very friendly to today’s systems. The developers hope to use this experiment as a test-bed for future products, and it’s currently not being considered as a commercial product, although that might change in the future.
Other notable projects in Indiafoxtecho’s roadmap for MSFS are, in no particular order, the MB-326, the M-345, the A-4 Skyhawk, the E-2C Hawkeye, and the C-27J Spartan. These are in different stages of planning/development, as the team gathers more information about each model, and are not expected for the near future. As for the Mini-500 helicopter, an in-house experiment to play with custom flight models in MSFS, it’s been put on hold for the moment due to the lack of resources. So, it looks like there won’t be any MSFS helicopters from Indiafoxtecho any time soon.
In broad terms, these are Indiafoxtecho’s plans for the foreseeable future, concerning Microsoft Flight Simulator. This openness provides a clear picture of what’s coming, so simmers can start taking notes and follow the progress of their favorite aircraft. As usual, we’ll bring you any meaningful updates from Indiafoxtecho, as the developer moves ahead with these plans and we start seeing new images and release details for every new product. Stay tuned!