23

September

2022

September 22nd, 2022 Development Update

Screenshot by ukaka5656 (Twitter)

The long-awaited Sim Update X has been out for a day now, and we are paying close attention to your feedback. If you missed the initial announcement, you can click here to see the release notes, and you can comment and vote in our forum polls here. Once again, we thank everyone who helped test Sim Update X over the last ten weeks.

Speaking of beta testing, moving forward we will be handling the transition in and out of our betas a little bit differently. In short, beta users will remain in the beta testing group to automatically join the next beta when it goes live. Please see our post here for more information on this transition, and how to opt in/out.

Finally, several members of the MSFS Team were in attendance at the 2022 Reno Air Races last week where a fatal incident occurred during the Jet Class Gold race. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of pilot Aaron Hogue. Our hearts are with everyone who has been impacted by this tragedy.

MSFS Team

 

Development Roadmap

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Feedback Snapshot

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Marketplace Update

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There are 56 new and 57 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

 

FIRST PARTY UPDATES:

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

 

 

 

56 NEW PRODUCTS: 26 ON PC, 30 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 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 Xbox ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on PC ✅

New on PC and Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

New on Xbox ✅

 

New on PC and Xbox ✅

 

57 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 34 ON PC, 23 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 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 ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC ✅

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 ✅

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 Xbox ✅

 

SDK Update

  • Roadmap:
    • Sim Update 11
      • We are focusing our efforts on the Project Editor, improving its stability & ergonomics.
  • General:
    • WASM
      • We added the Network API which allows to perform HTTPS requests from within a module.
    • NavData API
      • It is now possible to request a Vor/Ndb/Wpt without region. In case of a duplicated ident, it returns the list of possibilities.
    • Project Editor
      • We fixed a crash when closing the Project Editor.
    • Scenery Editor
      • We now reset the display name when replacing a model.
    • Aircraft Editor
      • We fixed the camera zoom editing.
      • We added new parameters related to SU_11.
      • We fixed the default fuel type (it was 0 when it should have been 1).
      • We now set the isUserSelectable parameter as true by default.

 

Third Party Update

  • As of 09/17, we have now approved 273 (+6) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 164 (+0) have released 1,441 products on PC (+0) and 1,146 on Xbox (+0).
  • In total, 2,443 products (+15) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 603 products (+12) from 3rd party developers are in production (316 announced, 287 unannounced). In total, over 3,046 3rd party products (+27) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1,653 airports (+15) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,433 airports (+9) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 900 airports (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 118 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 102 airports (+6) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 446 aircraft (+2) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 161 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 113 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 86 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 178 aircraft (+3) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 107 aircraft (-1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 841 scenery packs (+2) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 747 scenery packs (+2) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 215 scenery packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 20 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 74 scenery packs (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 106 mission packs (+8) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 102 mission packs (+4) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 35 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
      • 4 mission packs (+4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that they are in production.

 

Twitch Update

We stream weekly on twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial. September 24 is recognized as Constitution Day in Cambodia, a public holiday to celebrate the transformation to a modern constitutional monarchy system of government in 1993. In Cambodia, Constitution Day is an occasion to reflect on the country’s history and have optimism for the future. Friday’s flight plan will see the group depart from Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, and end near the Hindu-Buddhist temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest religious complex in the world.

Event details here. All are welcome to participate!

Community Video

Arriving in the in-sim Marketplace this week is the Airbus A319ceo from developer LatinVFR. The A319 is a smaller member of Airbus’s A320 family of short-to-medium haul narrowbody jetliners. Due to its versatility and common type rating with the A320, the A319 has been a very popular choice with airlines since its introduction in 1995. The Microsoft Flight Simulator version of the Airbus A319ceo from LatinVFR comes with over 50 liveries from 44 real-world operators. YouTuber AviationLads recently posted a preview video of the A319. Check it out!

Screenshot Challenge

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post ! This week’s screenshot challenge: Take a Break

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “Reno Air Races”.

Screenshot by unbeneva (Forum)

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

Screenshot by paulyoungphotos (Twitter)

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

Screenshot by Ikulin09 (Twitter)

Screenshot by HolmesCZ6127 (Forum)

Screenshot by ElasticSack182 (Forum)

Screenshot by ChallengeTk (Twitter)

Screenshot by berryfly2525 (Twitter)

Screenshot by 2525ARW (Twitter)

 


NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – September 29th, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team