FlyByWire Simulations have announced a complete cockpit lighting system overhaul for the wonderful FlyByWire A32NX on their Facebook page. As reported by them, this overhaul includes changes to clock power behaviour, wing lights, and new glass textures.
This new lighting system should provide more authenticity to the virtual cockpit, with proper reflections and enhanced ambient lighting, making night operations in the A32NX even more immersive. This lighting system overhaul is currently available in the Development and Experimental versions of the A32NX download.
The team also mentioned in the comments of the post that one of the next steps in their development process is making their own custom 3D model of the plane instead of using the default Asobo A320 NEO model they’ve been using so far. This will allow them to implement animated opening doors and windows, along with a virtual cabin. The team said it’s being worked on, but there is still quite a way to go.
The FlyByWire A32NX project is a community-developed Airbus A320 NEO add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Their vast development team is made up of volunteers, who work in their free time to develop this completely free add-on for MSFS.
The FlyByWire A32NX was one of the first airliners in the Microsoft Flight Simulator to have high levels of systems depth and better flight characteristics than the default planes that came with the simulator. The community has highly praised the FlyByWire team and the A32NX for the realism, excellent product installer, custom sound packs, SimBrief integration, and more.
The FlyByWire A32NX is getting constant updates all the time, especially if you fly the Development or the Experimental version, allowing the devs to implement new features that make the plane more realistic for flight simmers to enjoy.
If you would like to know about the FlyByWire team, you can read about the Airbus A380 they are working on for Microsoft Flight Simulator.