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2022

June 23rd, 2022 Development Update

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

As we enter the dog days of summer, there are a few housekeeping announcements we’d like to share with you today. The first is a reminder that earlier this week, we released an Xbox-only Stability Test, which you can read more about here. The goal is to gather extra telemetry from Xbox users to help us track down the root cause of memory issues. Any Xbox Series X|S user is welcome to join. This build does not contain any fixes or improvements, just added telemetry logging.

In addition, our next Dev Stream will be in August, as summer travel has arrived! We plan to update you further on the time and content of that Dev Stream as we get closer to the date.

Lastly, join us next Wednesday, June 29th at 1900Z, as we host the kick-off of our MSFS Reno Race Series: Presented by Tobii. More information on that stream can be found here, and we hope to see you there as we will be giving away Reno Expansion packs and a Tobii Eyetracker 5!

MSFS Team

Development Roadmap

Click here for the web-friendly version of the most recent Development Roadmap.

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

For the latest Feedback Snapshot, check out June 9th’s Development update! We have pushed this week’s Feedback Snapshot to next Thursday. We apologize for the delay.

SDK Update

  • Roadmap:
    • Sim Update 10:
      • Terrain & Weather Radar Drawing APIs
      • NavData API
      • Aircraft Editor V2
      • Game rendered in a window in the DevMode
  • DevMode:
    • The console is now dockable in DevMode, and can be made opaque/transparent just like any other window.
    • Scenery Editor:
      • We fixed the TIN color correction that was not correctly applied during editing.
      • We fixed an issue with third parties’ airports without runways.

Third Party Update

  • As of 06/18, we have now approved 251 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 153 (+2) have released 1,198 products on PC (+22) and 908 on Xbox (+19).
  • In total, 2,232 products (+25) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 575 products (+3) from 3rd party developers are in production (304 announced, 271 unannounced). In total, over 2,807 3rd party products (+28) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1,560 airports (+9) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,328 airports (+9) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 776 airports (+9) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 121 airports (+1) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 111 airports (-3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 398 aircraft (+9) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 141 aircraft (+4) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 101 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 71 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 168 aircraft (+4) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 89 aircraft (+1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 760 scenery packs (+10) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 674 scenery packs (+10) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 177 scenery packs (+4) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 15 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 71 scenery packs (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 89 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 89 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 26 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
      • 0 mission packs (-0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that they are in production.

MARKETPLACE UPDATE

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There are 41 new and 19 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

 

41 NEW PRODUCTS: 21 ON PC, 20 ON XBOX

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC ✅

New on PC ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

 

19 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 12 ON PC, 7 ON XBOX

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC\ ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

 

TWITCH UPDATE

We stream weekly on Twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial! With the free release of the D77-TC Pelican to the Marketplace, we’re going to get a mass formation of these dropships all flying together during Friday’s community fly-in. While most of the Halo series takes place on other planets, onboard spaceships, or on the titular Halo rings, we will visit some Earth locations that featured in the series, including Mombasa (from Halo 2), Mount Kilimanjaro (from Halo 3) and Zanzibar (a Halo 2 multiplayer map). All are welcome to participate! Click here for event details.

Don’t miss next week’s Reno Racing stream featuring several of your favorite content creators! Event details here.

MSFS Reno Race Series, June 29th at 1900z

COMMUNITY VIDEO

YouTuber PracticallyGeek recently uploaded this stunning cinematic video showcasing a variety of planes and locations from all around the world. Check out this gorgeous video, titled ”Destinations” below!

SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post This week’s screenshot challenge: Ecosystems – Deserts

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “United Screenshots of America”. Here are this week’s runner ups:

Screenshot by canuck695 (Forum)

Screenshot by Msfs2000J (Twitter)

Screenshot by Gebetho (Forum)

Screenshot by tsujiKa_air (Twitter)

Screenshot by jienbacktory2 (Twitter)

Screenshot by MistyEagle3385 (Forum)

Screenshot by HeKa48 (Forum)

Screenshot by dccp38 (Forum)

Screenshot by akysmile (Twitter)

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – June 30th, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team