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September 8th, 2022 Development Update

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The full release of Sim Update 10 is on its way, slated for next week! While we are pinpointing the exact day of release, our team is currently adding in our final changes and updates for SU10. Beta users can expect one final test build coming shortly. We have also been closely working with NVIDIA regarding our DX12 optimizations and we plan to release SU10 in conjunction with an NVIDIA driver update that will help one of the first issues our Beta users discovered (graphical glitches and artifacts).

It’s been incredibly helpful to have so many community members test Beta builds with us, so thank you for everything. We are excited for this release and looking forward to what’s next – World Update 11: Canada, and the 40th Anniversary Edition (Sim Update 11)! You will find an updated Development Roadmap below.

MSFS Team

 

Development Roadmap

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Development Roadmap

Feedback Snapshot

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Marketplace Update

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There are 36 new and 9 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

36 NEW PRODUCTS: 19 ON PC, 17 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 ✅

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 ✅

 

9 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 5 ON PC, 4 ON XBOX

Updated on PC ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

Updated on PC and Xbox ✅

 

SDK Update

  • Roadmap:
    • Sim Update 11
      • We are focusing our efforts on the Project Editor, improving its stability & ergonomics.
  • General:
    • We added a link to DevSupport in the Devmode toolbar (which was about time!).
    • WASM
      • We updated inNative (a define was missing, which made the optimization part a bit slower).
      • We fixed a crash upon loading a font file with a long version string.
    • Project Editor
      • We fixed the export that was duplicating or adding files from packages that were not selected to the .zip archive.
      • We fixed some metadata and release notes that were not correctly copied when doing “Save As” on a project.
      • We fixed the thumbnail that wasn’t loaded in the project until drawing it in the inspector.
      • We fixed the error message “called TableSetupColumn too many times” on Marketplace Data.
      • We no longer resize the Export & Build window each time we change the export mode.
      • Adding a new release note version now selects it.
      • We now resize the “Remove Filter” window to the appropriate size upon first opening
      • Input hints in the release notes tab now prevents users from entering irrelevant values.
      • The input hints to change release note versions no longer lose focus each time a character change.

 

Third Party Update

  • As of 09/01, we have now approved 267 (+4) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 162 (+2) have released 1,420 products on PC (+27) and 1,126 on Xbox (+27).
  • In total, 2,410 products (+10) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 599 products (-5) from 3rd party developers are in production (311 announced, 288 unannounced). In total, over 3,009 3rd party products (+9) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1,629 airports (+11) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,414 airports (+5) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 894 airports (+16) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 116 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 99 airports (-4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 445 aircraft (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 160 aircraft (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 111 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 84 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 175 aircraft (-1) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 110 aircraft (+4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 837 scenery packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 738 scenery packs (+4) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 207 scenery packs (+6) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 20 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 79 scenery packs (-4) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 98 mission packs (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 98 mission packs (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 34 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.

Twitch Update

Community Fly-in German cities, sept. 9 at 1900z

We stream weekly on twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial. You’re invited to join us this Friday at 1900Z for a beautiful flight over Germany and The Netherlands! This week we will fly over some of the places our Senior Community Manager visited as she was over in Europe for Gamescom. Meeting up with our lovely Discord admins, she went on a little tour of Germany and the Netherlands. We will visit some of the places she was at, some which coincidentally got a refresher with the latest City Update 1! Be sure to download CU1 from the marketplace, and meet us at EDDV for departure. All the details for this flight can be found on our forums here.

Community Video

Among the new items in the Marketplace this week is the Flysimware Cessna 414AW Chancellor. One of Flysimware’s developers owns this very aircraft, and over a two-year period they took hundreds of measurements, photos, and sound recordings of the real thing to give sim pilots the most accurate representation of the plane’s flight dynamics, appearance, and sounds. Recently, YouTuber AvAngel put the 414AW through a test flight in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia. Does it live up to the hype? Watch the video below and find out!

 

Screenshot Challenge

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post ! This week’s screenshot challenge: City Update 1 – Germany

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “Storm Chasers”.

Screenshot by 2525ARW (Twitter)

Screenshot by FakeVHSTape (Forum)

Screenshot by tsujiKa_air (Twitter)

Screenshot by moxiejeff (Forum)

Screenshot by gopensgo291 (Forum)

Screenshot by ScenicAtol37419 (Forum)

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

Screenshot by HeKa48 (Forum)

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

Screenshot by Parorng (Forum)

 

NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – September 15th, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team