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May 16th, 2024 – Development Update

We are pleased to share an updated Development Roadmap with you this week! You can find it below.

On Tuesday, we released a new test build ( to those community volunteers enrolled in the Sim Update 15 public beta. We expect this to be the final SU_15 release build unless there are any blocking issues identified by the community beta testers.

A black and white painted low wing propeller aircraft banks right away from an abandoned castle on a rocky hilltop

May 9th, 2024 – Development Update

On Tuesday, we announced that Sim Update 15 will be delayed for a little longer while the team works to resolve a few remaining issues which we consider release blockers. Delivering a Sim Update of very high quality is extremely important to us, so we are taking a bit of extra time to make sure SU_15 will be positively received by simmers.

A twin engine propeller aircraft banks right whilst flying close to a mountain range, as the sun appears over the peak of a mountain behind

May 2nd, 2024 – Development Update

Public beta testing for the upcoming Sim Update 15 continues with two new builds released to opt-in community testers this week. On Monday, we released test build, and on Wednesday we released test build which added a small number of other changes.

The Volocopter is shown from a bird's eye view over a wide mountain

April 25th, 2024 – Development Update

Yesterday, our panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial plus special guests from Working Title and iniBuilds appeared on our latest Developer Livestream. If you missed catching it live on Twitch, you can watch the replay on YouTube.

A Cessna 172 cruises in straight and level flight, with mountains behind and the sun peaking out from the crest of a hill.

April 18th, 2024 – Development Update

On Tuesday, we launched two new releases: City Update 06: Southwest Germany┬áis a FREE download from the in-sim Marketplace that enhances the scenery in Germany’s Baden-W├╝rttemberg state, and Local Legend 15: Dornier Do 31.

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In Memory of Anton Logvynenko: Digital Artist & Aviation Enthusiast

The team at Microsoft Flight Simulator would like to take a moment to pay our condolences and provide tribute to a beloved member of the flight sim community – Anton Logvynenko, who passed away while carrying out a combat mission in the Kharkiv region on November 27, 2023.

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Community Spotlight: Nick Williams & Herman@s VA

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