So at the last Twitch Q&A, Microsoft/Asobo mentioned there would be a beta test for SU9. However, they didn’t specify if it would be a public opt-in beta test, like we had for SU8 (and also for the SU7 hotfix). For all we know, beta test can also mean a closed beta test, where they invite the 300 closed beta testers (or whatever number it was).
I hope they don’t go back to the closed beta tests. The public opt-in beta tests worked really well for SU8 and the SU7 hotfix. The opt-in beta testers found the the most glaring and annoying issues and those were fixed in time for the main release.
They did. I’m in every beta since the closed one for SU5. Tbh it helps Microsoft/Asobo a lot, and so on for players/simmers looking for a good update. They’ll announce the Beta when needed don’t worry mate !
I just want to post here, for anyone that does not read the announcement, that they have said that having your Packages folder separate (not in the default location) significantly reduces the chance of having to reinstall when opting out.
It does not say that it “guarantees” you won’t have to reinstall. But I will say that I have a separate Packages folder, and so far, I haven’t had to reinstall.
The Sim Update 9 Beta will be available to join in the next few hours, and the build will be available to download at some point during the day on April 1st. To join this public test, please see the instructions below for your preferred platform.
I will be signing up, especially since the last WU update along with whatever updates they did to various airports brought back CTD at certain airports with DLC installed. It had been fixed just prior, so maybe they can fix it again?
Will be interesting to see the notes as to what we will be testing.