Airbus A380X by FlyByWire - Previewed
Developer FlyByWire is already well known for its very popular aircraft mod A32NX - an open-source A320neo realism enhancement. However, some time ago FlyByWire also announced that they are working on an A380 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, as you can read here. The plane is expected to be open-source and free too. Since then, however, we haven't heard much. Here and there there were small previews on the official FBW Discord server. But yesterday the team released more insights during their fourth episode of FlyByWire's In the Hangar podcast, which you can listen to here. Click the video below to start the podcast at 44:00 where the A380 previews begin.
During their In the Hangar podcast primarily the current developments around the A32NX were shown. But the A380 also got a brief mention towards the middle-end. They showed us the overhead panel, pedestal, an engine switch, and nose landing gear. All parts are modeled, but the textures are still missing. So it's still pure base color, don't be surprised. Also, the pictures on the system displays of the pedestal are only static pictures, not a working system. This is obviously because FlyByWire wanted to round off the preview. Unfortunately, we don't know yet when exactly we can expect a release. It seems that the developers are still in the early stages, but they are making good progress, as the latest previews show.