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April 15th, 2021 Development Update

Screenshot by Steeler2340

Based on community reporting, the team is preparing a hotfix for a few issues that are affecting the community. We will be sure to keep the community updated on the progress and potential release time frame, but it will be soon!

The issues we will be including:

  • WASM stand alone modules used in some add-ons are no longer working
  • Cockpit screens can be unresponsive if the RTC is not skipped

In addition to the team is also aware that some users have had an issue with their log book where they end up losing all their hours. We understand the importance of this issue and the entire team is fully onboard investigating this issue and while we have nothing to report today, we will be sure to provide an update as soon as we know more. As always we thank you for the feedback and reports on our recent World Update!

Don’t forget we have our first SDK Q&A next Wednesday, April 21st at 10:30am PDT (1730Z)! We hope to see and chat with anyone who has been interested in asking questions about our SDK. The team is also excited to partner again with NVIDIA this week on our Screenshot Challenge – check here for details!

– The MSFS team 

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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Key:

SU = Sim Update (3, 4, etc.)

WU = World Update

ASAP = As Soon as Possible

TBD = To Be Determined

Several Releases = Fixes will come over a series of updates

Ongoing Fixes = An item we will continually be working on

Planned = Scheduled to be worked on

Under Investigation = The team is currently looking into the issue

Not Planned = We will likely not work on this

Started = Work as started on this item

THIRD PARTY UPDATE

  • ORBX announced their 2021 roadmap and it includes 11 new cityscapes, 3 regional scenery packs, 9 airports and, for the first time, one aircraft. It’s great to see the momentum of this important partner.
  • As of 04/10, we now approved 149 (+0) third parties into our marketplace and so far 75 (+0)  of them have released 306 products (+5).
  • In total 826 products (+24) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 304 products (+18) from 3rd party developers are in production (176 announced, 128 unannounced. Over 1,130 3rd party products (+42) are either released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 721 airports (+26) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 528 airports (+20) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 249 airports (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 87 airports (+10) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 106 airports (-4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 126 aircraft (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 30 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 23 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 74 aircraft (+0) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 22 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 257 sceneries (+16) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 242 sceneries (+4) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 20 sceneries (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 15 sceneries (+12) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 26 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 26 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 3 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced

SDK UPDATE

  • Documentation:
    • Added a special Xbox Series X|S page in the documentation area where we compiled all available information about “How to adapt your content for Xbox” (including samples and guidelines)
    • Updated the modelling documentation.
    • Updated the Project Editor pages.
  • Dev Mode:
    • In the Scenery Editor, we disabled a false positive error message box that appeared randomly when building aircraft packages.
    • We also fixed a crash when editing runway terraforming profiles.

MARKETPLACE

There are 11 new products and 11 updated products available now in the Marketplace.

11 NEW PRODUCTS

 

11 UPDATED PRODUCTS

Community Video

Pilot Emilie answers questions all about ATC!

COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot of a My Friends and I. The winner is the featured screenshot in todays Development Update. Thanks to all those who participated! Our next challenge is sponsored by NVIDIA and includes a GRAND PRIZE! Details and how to participate can be found here.

Last challenge’s Honorable Mentions:

Screenshot by PundaPCVR

Screenshot by Filippo20032222

Screenshot by Steeler2340

Screenshot by Nerbulus

Screenshot by CarneyUK

Screenshot by minpat1uk

Screenshot by Steeler2340

Screenshot by gopensgo291

Screenshot by Netiense

Screenshot by EvilerGlitter37

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 4.22

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team