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February

2021

February 25th, 2021 – Development Update

 

Screenshot by AlertW1234

Based on recent feedback from the community about the flaps issue that was introduced in World Update III, we decided to address the issue as quickly as we can and to publish a hotfix next week. As that will require thorough testing, we will be pushing back both Sim Update III and World Update IV by a week. Sim Update III is targeting early March and World Update IV is targeting early April. We appreciate your continued feedback on issues like this as we strive to do right by our community.

Our next live Developer Q&A on Twitch will be March 10th at 10:30am PST (1830Z). More details will be provided soon on our forums.

MSFS TEAM-

 

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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THIRD PARTY UPDATE

What an exciting week for aircraft development!!! Sim Skunk Works announced the TF104G Starfighter, DC Designs shows off first images of their F-14 Tomcat, Just Flight announced the Hawk T1, Whiskey Jet Simulation showed more of their Airbus A220, and Aerosoft’s CRJ is getting closer to release. Our team is very excited to see all these awesome planes moving forward at such a great pace and it’s a great testament that the SDK is getting better and better.

  • Airports:
    • 609 airports (+23) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 427 airports (+19) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 171 airports (+9) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 67 airports (-5) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 115 airports (+12) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 112 aircraft (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 21 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 11 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 72 aircraft (+0) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 19 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 213 sceneries (+7) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 210 sceneries (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 15 sceneries (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 3 sceneries (0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 17 mission packs (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 17 mission packs (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 0 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:
    • We released our first Development Roadmap for the SDK as part of our overall weekly update.
    • New SDK documentation is now available on https://docs.flightsimulator.com. This brand-new website offers clearer information, more screenshots, and will be updated very regularly.
  • On the DevMode side:
    • Fixed Scenery Editor crashes when loading BGLs with Projected Meshes.
    • Fixed BGL backward compatibility issue with light rows.

Marketplace

This week we added 13 new products and updated 8.

13 NEW PRODUCTS

 

 

8 UPDATED PRODUCTS

TWITCH SCHEDULE

Tomorrow, join us for a community flight along the coast of South America to explore some volcanoes in Chile! More details here.

 

COMMUNITY VIDEO

A short cinematic by u/markbaker46802.

In HDR, this felt like a punch in the eyes… from r/MicrosoftFlightSim

COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot “United Kingdom/Ireland.” The winner is AlertW1234  and is our featured screenshot at the top of this update.  The top 10 are below. Thanks to all those who participated! Our next challenge: MSFS Vs. the Volcano

Screenshot by YusufWardana

Screenshot by RetroHornet1526

Screenshot by GatwickFlyer

Screenshot by CuzDawg3

Screenshot by Vzxbks

Screenshot by SubtotalGuide81

Screenshot by Filippo20032222

Screenshot by ScenicAtol3300

Screenshot by Chtybeau

Screenshot by BarrelLake95487

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 3.4

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team