05

February

2021

February 4th, 2021 – Development Update

Screenshot by Silent

World Update 3 content is complete and is in the final test phase. The photogrammetry cities are in place and look great. We anticipate that the update will be ready for you on February 11th and the team appreciates your continued patience and understanding. We are looking forward to releasing this content to you! Below you’ll find a few images of the upcoming update.

MSFS TEAM-

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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THIRD PARTY UPDATE

From the many exciting 3rd party announcements and updates from last week, these stood out for us and has all of us buzzing:

    • Aerosoft’s announcement that the Airbus series is coming to the platform
    • The Stearman biplane announcement from DC Designs
    • The great T-45C Goshawk preview by Indiafoxtecho and
    • The hint that the SR-71 from Milviz might be coming to the platform!
  • We have a total of 110 approved payware partners (+5 from last week) and 156 products (+20 from last week) live in the in-sim store.
  • 594 products (+49) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 249 products (+3) from 3rd party developers are in production (129 announced, 120 unannounced). In total, over 843 3rd party add-ons (+50) are either released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 544 airports (+22) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 383 airports (+22) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
        • 12 airports (+19) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 59 airports (+1) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 102 airports (-1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that the airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 104 aircraft (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 20 aircraft (+2) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
        • 9 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 66 aircraft (+1) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 18 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that the aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 182 sceneries (+25) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 178 sceneries (+23) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
        • 13 sceneries (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 4 sceneries (+1) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Missions:
    • 13 missions (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 13 missions (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
        • 0 missions (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 missions (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.

SDK UPDATE

  • DevMode:
    • We fixed Jetway & Control Tower translation issues.
    • Children items of Projected Mesh and Control Tower can no longer be displayed on screen if their parent item is hidden.
    • FX in-game are coming soon: contrails and landing effect will be available for our aircraft in one of the next few updates. The editor is still being reviewed and improved.
    • We added customizable key shortcuts.
  • WebAssembly:
    • The MouseAircraft left gauge has been reworked to provide clearer information.

MARKETPLACE UPDATE

Today there are 20 new products and 2 updated products releasing in the Marketplace.

20 NEW PRODUCTS

2 UPDATED PRODUCTS

 

 

Twitch Schedule

Next Wednesday, join us for Lesson 5 of Flying Lessons on the C152! More details can be found here.

COMMUNITY VIDEO

Ramp check ✔️ from r/MicrosoftFlightSim

COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

Our friendly Reddit team on r/MicrosoftFlightSim hosted a screenshot challenge. Here are the top 3. Thanks to all those who participated! Our next challenge: Island Hopping.

Screenshot 1st Place: Rusky82

Screenshot 2nd Place: password_admin1234

Screenshot 3rd place: FlightSimDude

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 2.11

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team