I could not find any thread about this add-on, so I opened this one here (if I should have missed anything, please merge or delete).
As the F-16 is still one of my most preferred fighter jets, I am still missing a decent quality plane for MSFS. So I was surprised to find this news today, that there seems to be payware add-on planned by SC-Design, which I seem to have missed completely until now.
SC Design seems to be a sister development studio to DC Design and is working closely with them on this bird. Target seems to be a quality close to the DC Design F-14 recently published.
So, no DCS alternative and no weapons allowed etc, but as I am really having fun with the F-14, the idea of having a F-16 in a similar quality would be enough for me to instant buy it once available.
Unfortunately I only have found three sites with similar news which expect a release for this fall season. That´s all.
Does anyone here maybe know more?
F-16 announcement at MSFAddons.com
I am not registered on facebook, so I cannot really say what has been published there unforttunately, but the below has been taken from a site called twinfinite.net (rather flooded by ads, though…) which appears to be an update from 17 Sep.
"The F-16 cockpit has been getting many of its switches, knobs, and instruments installed this week. There are so many variants / Block variations of this iconic fighter that it’s quite tough to decide upon which cockpit layout I should use. Given the fact that the majority of combat and weapons systems in the F-16 are not useable in MSFS at this time, I’ve gone with a layout that is mostly based on the Block 52 cockpit but with some differences in detail.
The MFDs and HUD are active and working as they should be, while coding for all switches and controls is being applied as I work through the various systems. The F-16 didn’t have an auxiliary power unit ( something it had in common with the F-14 ) so a GPU model will be provided, as will a battery switch to ensure you can start the engines if you’re at a field without ground power facilities.
Special effects that will accompany the launch will include all the now-familiar effects such as engine exhaust blur, tire smoke, and contrails. I’m going to try for wing-tip G-vortices as well with this one, to see how it turns out ( might get myself one step ahead of DC Designs there!). Sim Acoustics have slotted the F-16s in for full custom sound in November, so this may mean that they miss the pre-Christmas launch I was hoping for as the Marketplace take at least a month to test and clear new products, but we will have to see how that pans out.
The next two to three weeks will see the completion of the F-16C cockpit, which will then allow me to convert the modeling to support the rear-seat layout of the F-16D. This will not be a fully functional rear cockpit – the visuals will match up, but the displays will be repeaters. Full flight controls however will be included, and all essential instruments for instructing purposes, ready for when we see shared-cockpit come to MSFS."
Let´s wait and see, but it sounds at least promising enough to share.