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2021

August 12th, 2021 Development Update

“The Wright Brothers’ National Memorial” – Screenshot by hulebjoern

Our team continues to track your feedback after Sim Update 5 as we prep for more fixes and improvements coming your way in a few weeks with World Update 6!

– The MSFS team 

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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 has started on this item

SDK UPDATE

  • General
    • The team is on vacation this week.

3rd Party Update

  • As of 08/08, we have now approved 205 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 115 (+0) have released 511 products on PC (+0) and 64 on Xbox (+0).
  • In total, 1,224 products (+12) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 367 products (+2) from 3rd party developers are in production (233 announced, 134 unannounced). In total, over 1,591 3rd party products (+14) are either released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1005 airports (+12) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 783 airports (+9) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 407 airports (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 111 airports (+3) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 111 airports (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 190 aircraft (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 58 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 35 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 109 aircraft (+0) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 23 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 357 sceneries (+2) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 344 sceneries (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 34 sceneries (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 13 sceneries (-1) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 39 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 39 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 4 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.

Marketplace Updates

There is no Marketplace release for August 12 due to technical issues. Teams are working on a resolution, and an update will be provided once available.

 

TWITCH UPDATE

We stream weekly on Twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial!

Join us for a community fly-in around the Scottish Highlands. Click here for more details.

COMMUNITY VIDEO

Are you a new Microsoft Flight Simulator player and are unsure how to get started? Check out this video from SimHanger Flight Simulation. He walks you though the various settings you can configure to your liking in the options menus, then shows you how to launch a Discovery Flight, take flying lessons, attempt a Landing Challenge, and then start your first free flight from the World Map.

FEATURED FREEWARE MOD

The Falkirk Wheel Boat Lift in Scotland: The Falkirk Wheel opened in 2002 as part of an initiative to revitalize Scotland’s historic canal system and create a waterway connection between the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. An impressive piece of engineering and a striking 21st century landmark, it is the only rotating boat lift in the world. Enjoy it here as a freeware addon to Microsoft Flight Simulator courtesy of modder MostlyRandom. If you take part in Friday’s Community Fly-In on Twitch (insert link to forum thread here when available), the flight plan includes a fly-past of the Falkirk Wheel.

SCREENSHOTS

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was Monuments and Statues! Would you like to see your screenshot featured? Join us in this week’s Screenshot Challenge: Highlands.

 Screenshot by YusufWardana

Screenshot by SeaNNyT

Screenshot by ThrowawayShelf0

Screenshot by zero4shomei

Screenshot by HeKa48

Screenshot by Parorng

Screenshot by canuck695

Screenshot by MarinerHally

Screenshot by xSEEYAx

 Screenshot by Renoi71

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – August 19th, 2021

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team