A little bit more technical reason, why the RXP products, as currently constituted, cannot be implemented in MSFS at this time. Although Matt has already answerd this, maybe it’s still not clear to you?
The RXP gauge sets require the related Garmin Trainer programs to be running outside of MSFS, and then he writes further code which displays the output of the trainer in the cockpit of the aircraft and sends data/commands back and forth between the two programs.
Back in the day, he learned a long time ago, how to hack into the various FS products, which he had to do in order to get the graphics performance necessary to display the gauge output within the cockpit. In MSFS, this programming would have to be replaced with a C++/WASM programming layer, which is a standard that MS/Asobo has chosen for programs that interact with MSFS. In other words, now there’s a layer he’s going to have to communicate through that he didn’t have before. Hopefully he’d be able to get the performance required using these tools. Unfortunately, I do know that the WASM standard as implemented for MSFS currently has some, let’s say, inadequacies, that are annoying a lot of developers. I don’t understand them, but I know there are issues.
But, more importantly, no, MS will not allow other programs like the Garmin Trainers interact with MSFS. So, I think that pretty much kills it right there for being sold on the Marketplace in its current form. Which is a paraphrase of what Matt said above. And it’s not about legal issues. It’s about system security. Any time you allow a program from the outside to interact with your program, you’ve opened up a security risk. Pure and simple. This is not happening on Xbox, period. I don’t know how many times Matt has to repeat this.
But, folks, let’s take a step back. Business relationships, no matter how well intentioned, take a lotttt of time and work to come to fruition. Matt and Jean-Luc are communicating, MS/Asobo are aware of Jean-Luc, the process has begun for Jean-Luc to sell an idea(s) to MS/Asobo, and for MS/Asobo and Jean-Luc to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. It’s not going to be done by tomorrow, if ever. But, it’s certainly not going to be discussed here any further. At least, not until it’s done. And the result of that will likely be a press release.
This thread has completely fulfilled its purpose, and, now it’s up to the parties involved to decide whether they want to work together and produce something.
Hopefully I haven’t written too many inaccuracies in my interpretation of the state of affairs here. Sorry it took so many words.