[BLOG] March 4th, 2021 Development Update

Screenshot by Chtybeau

Next week is going to be a good one! Sim Update 3 is slated to go live, we have our Live Dev Q&A next Wednesday, and Pilot Emilie will be taking over our Twitch channel on Monday (see Twitch Schedule below).

The Devs are excited to connect with you again and delve into the latest update, what’s coming, and our progress on the sim. We hope you have a safe weekend and we will see you next week!

-MSFS TEAM-

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

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THIRD PARTY UPDATE

  • Airports

    • 636 airports (+36) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 454 airports (+27) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 196 airports (+25) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 67 airports (+0) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 124 airports (+9) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:

    • 120 aircraft (+8) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 24 aircraft (+3) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 16 aircraft (+5) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 74 aircraft (+2) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 22 aircraft (+3) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:

    • 223 sceneries (+10) are either released or are in various stages of development.

      • 220 sceneries (+10) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 17 sceneries (+2) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 3 sceneries (0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
  • Mission Packs:

    • 20 mission packs (+3) are either released or are in various stages of development.

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

SDK UPDATE

  • On the DevMode side:

    • We fixed font-related issues in DevMode.
    • In the Scenery Editor, we fixed a bug that didn’t show object test radius when selected. We also added a button to remove material from polygons.
    • We also implemented the Delete key as a way to delete individual points on polygons-based objects (like painted lines, aprons, polygons etc.).
  • On the WASM side:

    • We fixed execute_calculator_code proxy and added more security to it.

MARKETPLACE

This week we added 17 new products and updated 4.

17 NEW PRODUCTS
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4 UPDATED PRODUCTS
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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Learn more about Pilot Emilie in this Community Spotlight that dropped this morning!

TWITCH SCHEDULE

Tomorrow: Come join in an IFR flight with us from Calgary to Vancouver! All are welcome. Details here.

  • March 8th - Pilot Emilie // 2000Z
  • March 10th - Live Developer Q&A // 1830Z
  • March 12th - Community Fly in Friday // 2000Z

COMMUNITY SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

This past week we challenged you to take a screenshot “MSFS Vs. The Volcano” The winner is Chtybeau 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 Soup

Screenshot by tomlaut1980

Screenshot by Squibby6134

Screenshot by gordongreig

Screenshot by RevampedSine732

Screenshot by walterdog9598

Screenshot by WatchfulLand959

Screenshot by Parorng1

Screenshot by TimeSupernova

Screenshot by Filippo20032222

Screenshot by DrCsany

NEXT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE BLOG – 3.11

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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