With the coming of the Xbox version, I managed to interview Jorg Neumann (Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator at Microsoft for those who don’t know) once again. You can find it below.
It’s a 5,000-word behemoth, so grab yourself a cup of coffee
Of course, we talked about the Xbox version, but I asked him about quite a few things that may be of interest for existing simmers as well, including whether Orbis’ MD-10 can be made flyable, future plans (lots of interesting details like collaboration with museums and “Local legends” here), AI traffic, shared cockpit, replays, tidbits about the world updates, and more.
Incidentally, I said this before, but Jorg is awesome. His passion is definitely genuine and contagious, and it’s very, very obvious that he cares a lot about the sim. Talking to him about the future is energizing.
Hope you all like it. And yes, there are a lot of things I didn’t ask. I know. Unfortunately, time was limited even if Jorg was so kind to stay half a hour longer than he was supposed to (which is very rare among developers, and shows how passionate he is), and I tried to use the time to ask things that would be interesting for as many simmers as possible. Sorry if I missed things you consider important.