The Eurofighter Typhoon is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator
DC Designs and developer CodenameJack have announced the first aircraft in their new project, as promised just a few days ago. CJ Simulations, the name of this new joint venture between the two developers, is now putting the final touches on its debut project for Microsoft Flight Simulator: the Eurofighter Typhoon!
Dean Crawford from DC Designs broke the news today, revealing that the two developers have been working for several months on this new aircraft for MSFS. The project is nearing completion and will launch in October for both PC and Xbox.
Dean Crawford and CodenameJack are old acquaintances, having worked together already on a number of DC Designs projects. CodenameJack has played the role of code and flight model expert for DC Design’s airplanes, and now seems to be taking his efforts to new heights with this new undertaking, which counts on Dean Crawford’s modeling and animation expertise.
The team promises that the Eurofighter will be faithfully represented in MSFS, featuring a highly detailed 3D model and a fully interactive cockpit. Their goal is to offer MSFS simmers the opportunity to fly a realistic rendition of the Eurofighter, thanks to the realistic visuals and operations, along with a custom flight model that accounts for the airplane’s most distinctive visual feature: the canard delta wing.
With this announcement came an assortment of preview images (and a video!) showing the current status of the airplane in MSFS. The Typhoon is a striking airplane that hasn’t been adequately represented yet in MSFS. This first collection of images looks quite decent but, in our humble opinion, doesn’t quite match the current expectations for a high-end model for MSFS. That’s certainly subject to change, however, given that this is still a work in progress.
The Eurofighter is already represented in MSFS with a rather forgettable model from BREDOK3D. It’s a poor effort by any standard, especially for a payware product, so any serious project to bring this aircraft to life in MSFS is certainly welcomed. And with Indiafoxtecho also working on their own model of the Eurofighter, we might have a couple of decent renditions of the airplane in the simulator… even if Indiaxotecho’s version is likely to be far out in the calendar.
CJ Simulations will surely reveal further information soon about this project. For now, enjoy the first batch of preview images, along with the video above showcasing the excellent maneuverability of the Eurofighter Typhoon in flight!