• Microsoft Flight Simulator March 12th Development Update

    Microsoft Flight Simulator March 12th, 2020 Development Update

    The team has been hard at work on a number of key deliverables we're planning to release in the near future. There are a few updates we wanted to make everyone aware of:

    • March 19th – EPISODE 8 (Multiplayer) will be released.
    • March 19th – DR roadmap preview for April/May will be released.
    • Early April – EPISODE 7 (IFR) will be released.
    • Early April – Partnership Series update will be released.

    Alpha Build Update

    The upcoming Alpha build update is currently in release testing. We expect to provide a release date and build notes in our next update on March 19th.

    Alpha Invitations

    For those of you that have not yet registered for pre-release build testing or that have registered but would like to update your DXDIAG information, we will be opening registration on March 16th.

    On March 19th, we will provide an update on our invitation timeline.

    Feature Discovery Series

    Episode 8 (Multiplayer) is almost here!

    On March 19th, the team will be releasing the next episode in the Feature Discovery Series (Episode 8 – Multiplayer). In this episode, we’ll take an in-depth look at the multiplayer feature in the upcoming next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator!

    Episode 7 (IFR) coming in early April.

    Feedback Snapshot

    We have released an updated version of the Feedback Snapshot! Head into the Insider Area to check it out.

    SDK Update

    The SDK is now being used by over 50 companies and hundreds of programmers and artists. We have spent time listening, discussing and learning from our 3rd party developers, and we are working closely with them to keep improving the tools. The new aircraft editor is close to being finished with several improvements to the workflow. We also made lots of progress on WebAssembly support, which is the technology that will allow the porting of native code to our platform. We are excited to share what we developed with our partners within the next few weeks.

    Several 3rd parties have started to share the roadmaps with us and we happy to report that dozens of planes and airports are in development and we are hopeful that quite a few of them will be ready by the time our new simulator is released.

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    Tags: mfs, microsoft, msfs

    6 Comments
    1. richiemo's Avatar
      richiemo -
      here's hoping we have good FPS like FS9
    1. degeus's Avatar
      degeus -
      The news about compatibility of many add-on aircraft running fine in Prepar3D V4 and especially WW2 aircraft like Lancasters, Mustangs, C-47's is lacking.
      How about portability of those?
      Piet de Geus
    1. stretch's Avatar
      stretch -
      Hello...could I get a beta copy to look at the audio side of things?
      Thanks,
      Aaron
      Skysong Soundworks
    1. loki's Avatar
      loki -
      Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
      Hello...could I get a beta copy to look at the audio side of things?
      Thanks,
      Aaron
      Skysong Soundworks
      You need to contact Asobo to get access to the SDK. Otherwise you can apply for the alpha, there’s no beta yet, through the Flight Simulator website when they open up applications again. There is no guarantee of being accepted though.


      https://www.flightsimulator.com
    1. flightsimg's Avatar
      flightsimg -
      Bonjour!
      Try to think of it like the flightsimming reference for the next 10 years! Don't forget to allow that thing to be updatable (GNSS, varmag, etc. etc.)
    1. andyjohnston's Avatar
      andyjohnston -
      Quote Originally Posted by degeus View Post
      The news about compatibility of many add-on aircraft running fine in Prepar3D V4 and especially WW2 aircraft like Lancasters, Mustangs, C-47's is lacking.
      How about portability of those?
      Piet de Geus
      This will have nothing to do with P3D, it's a different company using different technology.
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