Official Discussion: September 2nd, 2021 Development Update

So its my understanding that this is supposed to be an official DEVELOPMENT update from the MSFS team, but what is being communicated?

From the start, a screenshot.
Then we are told what we have already been told.
Next we have delays of roadmaps and snapshots.
Then a relatively small SDK update.

I’m not sure why 3rd party updates are put with MSFS DEVELOPMENT updates that are supposed to be from the MSFS team. Is this supposed to make it look like the MSFS team is doing something with MSFS???

Not sure why a twitch update is grouped together with a DEVELOPMENT update - more talk about talk, and no talk about action (development).

When seen for what it is, this is NOT a DEVELOPMENT (from the MSFS team for the MSFS core sim) update at all, right?


Perhaps this blog needs to be given another name like: ‘newsletter for social/economic interests’…this is mostly very boring/useless to me, until aviation become the focus.


Agree with every single character you typed.


Pretty disappointed with the Xbox marketplace update this week as well…


So when is the marketplace updating? Also, pretty sure the devs stated Xbox is getting the updated islander but the way it is represented in the blog makes it seem only PC is getting it.

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Nothing updated on the marketplace other than the free garmin mod , other than that nothing on the pc and nothing on Xbox yet .

Totally agree, unfortunately that’s not an informative format for development updates.

I would greatly appreciate if those could really focus on:

  • Current top priority issues and bugs investigated and reference to current weekly “burning” issues, including the current findings if any.
  • Overall features and fixes priorities - to align expectations with the community regarding on what actually is decided to be tackled first.
  • A higher level roadmap of the future upcoming features and fixes, with maybe a rough estimations so people can again, align their expectations to
  • Sharing some in-progress work… “behind the scenes”

Sharing all of that will greatly improve communication and trust with the community. Also, will help the alignment with expectations instead of anxiously long waiting for the sim updates release notes to see which bugfixes or features won the “lottery” this time…

Much appreciated if that could be the nature of the communication.


I also thought the Seneca V was being released on Xbox in the ‘coming days’ as stated last week. I am guessing something is broken on the Xbox version since most everything else was released?

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It usually takes 1 or 2 hours to update

I guess it would be considered rude or tacky to ask what they plan on breaking this time? I’m hoping for a lot of things to work better but at the same time I’m keeping my expectations very low.


Pretty much. We can ask for better but these are people and I don’t think anyone is intentionally trying to break things.

First time with an online service? People don’t remember that before gta online was making hundreds of millions, no one could even login for the first two weeks - TWO WEEKS! Software is complicated - no one is sitting in a basement thinking up ways to break your 3rd party add-on or make your clouds look fuzzy…


Where may I find the majestic whale in the screenshot?

This addon has whales
Wings Over Whales Kaikoura Caravan » Microsoft Flight Simulator


Thank you. I’m on console so unfortunately I don’t have access to that addon.

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Why do you care when you said in other posts that you have given up on the Platform?



Hopefully the MSFS team has some wonderful surprises coming up with WU 6 to make up for the eerie silence, delays, and excuses.

By surprises I don’t mean social/charity/vids/screenshot stuff. I’m actually sick and tired of all that non-aviation related stuff being pushed, while we have to practically beg for some realistic features (that were plainly advertised!!!) for the so called flight sim.


In fact, the past 3 months have been underwhelming and felt more like marketing posts as opposed to being actual development updates.
If I were to give such a development update to my clients, I may have had a job for the longest time.


Microsobo are interested only in eye-candy.

Aviation is secondary.


And still no fix for the Thrustmaster HOTAS for Xbox. Five weeks now? The only stick that is available and it does not work. Xbox and Thrustmaster, barely used, for sale soon!


Still no ORBX London update…


No new Information except the Delay of the roadmap. The marketplace overview is Hard to read.