It's a complete surprise, but a very nice one. We will have a default new helicopter to fly in the new version of X-Plane.
From the screenshots (which you can find in the official website), the model looks amazing and very detailed.
The S-76 is one of the most sought-out helicopters in any sim and a great helicopter for VIP, tourism or off-shore transportation.
The X-Plane version will come with 4 liveries to chose from but the community will come up with a lot more in the near future for sure.
Seeing a new helicopter is a great sign and seems to be a sign that the X-Plane team is aware of the helicopter community. Way to go, Laminar Research.