[BLOG] March 11th, 2021 Development Update

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This week has been a busy one for the team. We released Sim Update 3, had Pilot Emilie take over our Twitch and held our monthly Dev Q&A. We want to take a moment to thank our community for submitting questions and engaging in the Q&A. We also announced our new partnership with Working Title and hope you all are as thrilled as we are. Make sure to check out the new ‘Partnership Series - Working Title’ video below. Speaking of exciting news: the long awaited CRJ is set to arrive next week.

-MSFS TEAM-

PARTNERSHIP SERIES - WORKING TITLE

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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THIRD PARTY UPDATE

We had a ton of fun this week flying some of the newly released aircraft and we cannot wait for everyone to check out Aerosoft’s CRJ next week!

  • Airports:
    • 648 airports (+12) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 461 airports (+7) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 193 airports (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 77 airports (+10) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 110 airports (-14) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 121 aircraft (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 25 aircraft (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 14 aircraft (-2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 74 aircraft (+0) 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:
    • 223 sceneries (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 221 sceneries (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 17 sceneries (+0) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 2 sceneries (-1) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 21 mission packs (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 21 mission packs (+1) 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 a massive update to the Scenery Editor documentation.
  • DevMode:
    • We fixed a bug on TaxiwaySign properties to prevent typing invalid characters.
    • We removed inactive options (Cast Shadow & No Snow) from the Scenery Editor.
    • We fixed a crash when using Importer from APX in the Scenery Editor.

MARKETPLACE

This week we added 15 new products and updated 11.

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11 UPDATED PRODUCTS
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Community Video

The world of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 from r/MicrosoftFlightSim

TWITCH SCHEDULE

Join us tomorrow for an amazing collaboration between four Twitch Streamers: TheFlyingFabio, TwoToneMurphy, SeedyL, and Forderlearntofly!

COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot “The Soup” The winner is Filippo20032222 and is our featured screenshot at the top of this update. The top 10 are below. Thanks to all those who participated!

Our next challenge: “The Setup

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NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 3.18

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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