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November 11th, 2021 Development Update

Screenshot by YusufWardana (forum)

Just 7 more days until the release of our Game of the Year Edition and the Reno Air Races DLC. What new feature are you looking forward to the most: one of the new planes, airports, missions, cities, or tutorials? Or perhaps the updated weather system, or early access to DX12? Or maybe you’re planning on purchasing the Reno Air Races to race against your fellow pilots. No matter how you play MSFS, we are excited for next Thursday and look forward to continuing this journey with you.

Announced yesterday, Aerosoft’s CRJ 900/1000 is now available in the PC Marketplace! 

Last but not least, our final Dev Q&A of the year is coming up. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 10:30am Pacific Time on Twitch.tv/MSFSofficial.

– The MSFS team 

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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 KEY

SU = Sim Update (6, 7, 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 this issue
Not Planned = We will likely not work on this
Not Started = We have not begun investigation on this yet
Started = Development work as started on this item

 

SDK UPDATE

  • General
    • The development branches were locked last week for Sim Update 7, the Game of the Year Edition and the Reno Air Races expansion, so the SDK team spent time scrubbing through the backlog and planning out work for the coming months.
    • As discussed during a recent Dev Q&A, we are planning on using Sim Update 8 to focus on existing bugs and to address frequently reported issues from the community.

3RD PARTY UPDATE

  • As of 11/07, we have approved 225 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 124 (+0) have released 623 products on PC (+27) and 292 on Xbox (+26).
  • In total, 1,459 products (+19) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 393 products (+3) from 3rd party developers are in production (260 announced, 133 unannounced). In total, over 1,852 3rd party products (+22) are either released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1150 airports (+5) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 933 airports (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 504 airports (+19) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 108 airports (+1) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 109 airports (-3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 237 aircraft (+4) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 78 aircraft (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 50 aircraft (+3) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 135 aircraft (+3) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 24 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 420 sceneries (+13) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 403 sceneries (+11) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 42 sceneries (+4) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 17 sceneries (+2) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 45 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 45 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 are 36 new products (16 on PC, 20 on Xbox), and 13 updated products (9 on PC, 4 on Xbox) in the Marketplace today.
36 NEW PRODUCTS: 16 ON PC, 20 ON XBOX

New on PC ✅

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 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

New on Xbox

New on PC

New on PC and Xbox

New on PC

New on PC and Xbox

New on Xbox

New on PC and Xbox

New on Xbox

New on Xbox

New on Xbox

New on Xbox

 

20 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 12 ON PC, 8 ON 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 ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

TWITCH UPDATE

We stream weekly on Twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial! This week we are celebrating the release of Forza Horizon 5 by flying around Mexico! Everyone is welcome to fly along. Click here for more details.

COMMUNITY VIDEO

This week, the big news in flight simulator hardware was Thrustmaster announcing the release date for their upcoming TCA Boeing Edition Yoke and Throttle. Are these controls right for you? Find out from YouTuber Jeff Favignano who received an early access preview of this hardware and shared his impressions in the following video. The Thrustmaster TCA Boeing Edition products are available for pre-order now with shipping estimated to begin on December 23. These controls are compatible with both the PC and Xbox Series X|S versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Click here to watch the video!

FEATURED FREEWARE MOD

Courtesy of Seafront Simulations, enjoy enhanced maritime traffic when flying between the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. This mod features over 3,400 ships, marina night lighting, and more! You will need a free Orbx Direct account to download this addon.

https://orbxdirect.com/product/seafront-channel-isl

Orbx Maritime traffic

SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

You can now submit your screenshot via Instagram and Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post! This week’s screenshot challenge: Gear Up!

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was Island Getaway. Here are our runner ups this week:

Screenshot by isaiahnparadise (Twitter)

Screenshot by Palemka (Forum)

Screenshot by Parorng (Forum)

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

Screenshot by waspiflab66674 (Forum)

Screenshot by DaveBGaming (Forum)

Screenshot by DROGUSA (Forum)

Screenshot by flightsim_photographer (Instagram)

Screenshot by FogoWar (Forum)

Screenshot by forzakingfam (Forum)

 

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – November 18th, 2021

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team