Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – August 29, 2019 Development Update

Once again, Microsoft has posted a new development update with respect to MSFS 2020. The update includes two new screenshots and three video clips from an early 2019 build. Moreover, the team provides a status update regarding several news items as well as a revised project roadmap. However, perhaps most important, recruitment for Tech Alpha will commence on September 12, 2019. Please see below for the complete development update. Wandering into the grass of irrelevancy attempting to flush out the … Read More

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – August 22, 2019 Development Update

Following last week’s Insider Program kickoff, Microsoft has once again posted a new (albeit brief) development update concerning MSFS 2020. The update includes three new screenshots from an early February/March build, a 3rd party progress update, and confirmation regarding the inclusion of sloped runways. Moreover, regarding general project status, Microsoft explains that August has been a “…busy month for the team! We continue to make great progress on the Tech Alpha build, Feature Discovery Series, and many of the other … Read More

REX Simulations, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Survey Results

REX Simulations has posted the results from the developers Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 community survey. The completed survey polled 640 respondents and addresses current usage trends, general interest in the MSFS 2020 platform, user add-on preferences, the importance of third party support, and more. Certainly worth a few minutes of time. For those interested, jump directly to the survey results. Alternatively, to learn more about REX Simulations, visit the developers website. In other news and as most are probably already … Read More

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 – Insider Program Kickoff, New Previews, and Roadmap

With much anticipation, Microsoft has officially launched the MSFS 2020 Insider Program. Accordingly, the first “Insider Update” includes new screenshots, videos, and a development roadmap. First, check out the latest preview images titled “Ascending through the clouds” and “Who asked for weeds?” as well as a single Cessna Grand Caravan capture. Next, take a look at the project development roadmap. You’ll note several important dates in the coming months (through October 2019). Lastly, there are five new video clips, one … Read More

Microsoft Ends Partnership Agreement with Dovetail + New MSFS 2020 Development Update

Microsoft has ended the partnership agreement with Dovetail Games in regard to Flight Simulator X Steam Edition. Moreover, the team have posted another brief development update and schedule concerning MSFS 2020.  First, the statement regarding the partnership with Dovetail. In 2014 Microsoft entered into an agreement allowing Dovetail Games to bring Flight Simulator X to Steam. Today, we are announcing that we’ve reached the end of our partnership agreement. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere … Read More

Aeroplane Heaven 2019/2020 Project Roadmap

Aeroplane Heaven has posted a comprehensive project roadmap for the remainder of 2019 moving forward into 2020. You may note, there are numerous aircraft due for release in the coming months as well as many new projects ahead. Given the depth of the roadmap, I will not try to paraphrase and have included the entire article below. A ROAD MAP FOR THE FUTURE. It’s mid-year, end of our financial year in Australia and next year will be our 20th. Anniversary. … Read More

QualityWings 787 Service Pack Info, 787-10, and MSFS 2020

The development team at QualityWings have posted some new information and previews concerning the next 787 service pack (V1.2). Aside from ongoing bug fixes, the update will include the new 787-10 variant as well as various other general improvements. Please see below for a list of changes. 787-10 variant reworked weather radar vPilot integration GSX door control support improved display fonts/looks improved panelstate system engine windmilling According to QualityWings, most aspects of the update are already in a “pretty advanced … Read More

HiFi Summer 2019 Development News + Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Damian Clark of HiFi Simulation Technologies has posted a brief development update concerning various ongoing projects and initiatives. Instead of paraphrasing, I have included the most important section below. -We continue working to bring our cloud depiction visual replacement technology to X-Plane. We are getting closer, but have some work yet to do mainly in the performance department when complex cloud scenes exist. In addition to the visuals technology, we are working on other enhancements and exciting new features for … Read More

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