February 13th 2020 – FS2020 Dev Update

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 “16GOLFBRAVO YOU ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF”

  •   MSFS TEAM

FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

  • EPISODE 6 – 02.20

We are scheduled to release Episode 6 (Airports) in our update next week! This episode will provide an in-depth look at the airports we are building for the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

  • EPISODE 7 – 03.05

Episode 7 (IFR) has officially been scheduled for release on March 5th!

ALPHA INVITATIONS GOING OUT NOW!

Starting today (02.13) through next Tuesday (02.18), we will be sending out another round of Alpha invitations!

SDK UPDATE

We are still in the process of rolling out SDK access to all of our partners. If you’ve not yet received access, hang in there as we are working to get everyone added as quickly as possible.

Currently, we’ve got over 30 partners with access to the SDK. The feedback has been incredibly beneficial to the team as we continue to work hard on upcoming features.

In the next Alpha update, you can expect improvements for existing tools, a new in-game aircraft editor will allow configuration tuning for aircraft parameters including the flight model with onscreen debug support.

DR PREVIEW NOW AVAILABLE IN THE INSIDER AREA

The March preview of the DR is now available in the Insider Area!

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE INSIDER AREA.

Preview version of the latest update to the Feedback Snapshot is now available in the Insider Area!

MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!

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Next update – 02.20!

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

FS2020 Development Update – December 19th, 2019

SDK UPDATE

  • SDK – Preview Version release moved back to mid-January.
  • SDK – Official V1 release expected March 2020.

We’ve made great progress on the SDK in recent weeks and are confident that an initial preview version will be ready as early as mid-January. The preview version will allow interested 3rd party developers to have a first look at the SDK, provide feedback and send requests / wishes to help us prioritize the work moving forward (similar to the Tech Alpha process).This is by no means an official V1 release – we expect that to be ready March 2020.

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

We’ve posted the first draft of the Feedback Snapshot in the Insider Area! This document is still being worked on so expect another update in a few weeks that contains additional information regarding the progress being made on each entry.

Next update – 01.09!

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

MEDIA UPDATE

This week we’d like to spotlight a few user submitted screenshots from Tech Alpha!

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