[BLOG] April 29th, 2021 Development Update

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The Top Rudder 103 ultralight plane developed by Asobo Studio came out yesterday and is available for $9.99 in the Marketplace! We hope you enjoy it, and feel free to leave any feedback here. Check out the trailer here:

An updated Development Roadmap is now available as well. Have a great week!

- The MSFS team

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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Key:

SU = Sim Update (3, 4, 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 the issue

Not Planned = We will likely not work on this

Started = Work as started on this item

THIRD PARTY UPDATE

  • As of 04/24, we have now approved 159 (+10) third parties to sell content in the in-sim marketplace and so far 81 (+2) have released 334 products (+16).

  • In total, 870 products (+25) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 317 products (+5) from 3rd party developers are in production (190 announced, 127 unannounced). In total, over 1,187 3rd party products (+24) are either released or are in development.

  • Airports:

    • 749 airports (+9) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 550 airports (+8) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 278 airports (+15) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 94 airports (+3) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 105 airports (-2) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:

    • 135 aircraft (+6) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 34 aircraft (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 24 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 79 aircraft (+3) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 22 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:

    • 276 sceneries (+15) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 259 sceneries (+14) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 22 sceneries (+2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 17 sceneries (+1) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:

    • 27 mission packs (+0) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 27 mission packs (+0) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 3 mission packs (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.

SDK UPDATE

  • Documentation:

    • We made some changes on the Flight Model section, created a Flights & Missions section, added a page about ice on aircraft models, and updated flightmodel.cfg with new parameters. More to come!
  • Dev Mode:

    • We fixed the “add custom asset group” window which wouldn’t close when creating a new non-templated asset group.
    • We fixed the font displayed in the release notes window.
    • The Audio team fixed a shared convolution IR which didn’t load in Wwise remote and added Built-in Emitter & Listener cone game-parameters.
    • In the Scenery Editor, we fixed the windsocks with the wrong orientation, and we fixed ‘`’ char being filtered in taxiway sign content text entry.
  • SimConnect:

    • We added the GEAR_SKIDDING_FACTOR SimVar.

MARKETPLACE

There are 21 new products and 8 updated products in the Marketplace today.

Released Wednesday, 4/28:

Releasing Thursday, 4/29:

21 NEW PRODUCTS
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\ 473x388 \ 473x391 \ 472x388
\ 472x389 \ 471x385 \ 472x389
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\ 472x388 \ 473x387 \ 471x388
\ 472x389 \ 472x390 \ 474x389

8 UPDATED PRODUCTS
\ 472x390 \ 473x390 \ 472x387
\ 473x388 \ 471x389 \ 475x389
\ 473x391 \ 473x390

TWITCH UPDATE

Tomorrow, join community manager Jayne and Twitch streamer ForderLearntoFly for the next C152 flying lesson: Forward Slip and Flapless Landings! 2pm PST.

Community Video

Check out this stunning aerial tour of France/Benelux. Enjoy!



SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot of “Peace and Quiet”. The winner is featured above. Below are our 10 runner up choices! This week’s Screenshot Challenge: Best Kept Secret

Last challenge’s Finalists:

Screenshot by HolmesCZ6127

Screenshot by Steeler2340

Screenshot by Renoi71

Screenshot by ebbsy2

Screenshot by MarinerHally

Screenshot by SnagglePss68

Screenshot by Schnemat

Screenshot by Jannik207

Screenshot by HeKa48

Screenshot by Filippo20032222

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 5.06

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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