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June

2022

June 9th, 2022 Development Update

Screenshot by spitice0 (Twitter)

In last week’s Development Roadmap update, you may have noticed the change in date of Sim Update 10 from July to August. Our team is hard at work on fixes and features we hope you’ll love, as many have been community requests since the launch of the sim. Our newly updated Feedback Snapshot below lists out some of those features coming soon such as Bush Trip fixes, weather improvements, DX12, DLSS, and more.

Is that a World Update coming out next Tuesday on the Roadmap? Yep! Details soon….

MSFS Team

Development Roadmap

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

Feedback Snapshot

Click here for the web-friendly version of the most recent Feedback Snapshot.

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 06/04, we have now approved 251 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 151 (+1) have released 1,159 products on PC (+12) and 874 on Xbox (+12).
  • In total, 2,189 products (+18) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 564 products (+2) from 3rd party developers are in production (302 announced, 262 unannounced). In total, over 2,753 3rd party products (+20) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1,536 airports (+8) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,307 airports (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 757 airports (+5) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 121 airports (+2) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 108 airports (-1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 384 aircraft (+2) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 136 aircraft (+4) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 98 aircraft (+3) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 69 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 165 aircraft (-5) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 83 aircraft (+3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 744 scenery packs (+10) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 657 scenery packs (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 169 scenery packs (+2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 16 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 71 scenery packs (+3) 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 (+1) 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

Click here for the web-friendly version.

Our Marketplace sale for MK-STUDIOS ends tomorrow! Click here for details.

There are 32 new and 18 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

32 NEW PRODUCTS: 17 ON PC, 15 ON XBOX

New on PC and Xbox ✅

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 ✅

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 ✅

 

18 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 10 ON PC, 8 ON XBOX

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

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 ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

 

 

TWITCH UPDATE

We stream weekly on Twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial!

June 10 is Portugal Day, and we’re delighted to return to one of the countries featured in World Update 8: Iberia. This flight will see us depart from Lisbon and fly to the Gulf of Cádiz and Mediterranean Sea for a full stop landing at Gibraltar. Click here for more details! All are welcome to participate. 

In case you missed it, click here to check out yesterday’s Flying Lessons in the Bonanza G36: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/official-twitch-flying-lessons-beechcraft-bonanza-g36-and-beyond/518613/7 

COMMUNITY VIDEO

One of the core beliefs we hold dear on the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is that The Skies are Open for All. We are always on the look-out for sim pilots who are using MSFS in new, creative, and unique ways, and the team was delighted to recently discover community members Lillo and Roberto from Italy. Last week, they publicly unveiled their new project, flyLILLO.com. Lillo is a huge fan of aviation and possesses expert knowledge of the Airbus A320, but he is a quadriplegic who is physically unable to fly the plane using conventional controls. With the help of Roberto and the rest of the flyLILLO team, they have created a custom control setup that allows Lillo to fly using only head movements. In the video below, you can see Lillo piloting the A320 from Rome (LIRF) to Innsbruck (LOWI). You can follow the flying adventures of Lillo and Robero on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

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

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “Rainbows”. Here are this week’s runner ups:

Honorary Mention: Wombii (Twitter)

Screenshot by akysmile (Twitter)

Screenshot by CV409i (Twitter)

Screenshot by FernandoPosada (Forum)

Screenshot by isaiahnparadise (Twitter)

Screenshot by Matt_Photomode (Twitter)

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

Screenshot by phsch03 (Forum)

Screenshot by SolarEagle11 (Forum)

Screenshot by tsujiKa_air (Twitter)

Screenshot by ZILLNIAZI17 (Forum)

NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – June 16th, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team