HiFi Summer 2019 Development News + Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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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 ASXP.

-Our next generation P3D weather engine is coming along, with a focus on improved realism and a more authentic weather experience all around.

-ASCA Volume 2 is also continuing development, bringing new textures, skies, cloud models and enhanced API/integration features on the P3D platform.

-We are nearing completion of new open graphics integration capability between Active Sky wx engine and all sorts of graphics/visuals add-ons, enabling developers of all types and content of all categories (including Cloud Textures) to fully integrate with AS and utilize dynamics, wx-influence and more.

-We are also working on a couple other projects that we hope to reveal within the next year.

-Meanwhile we are continuing to bring fixes and general enhancements to all existing products on all platforms.

Moreover, with regard to the recent Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 announcement, Damian provides some input as it relates to HiFi and future project development.

-We know nearly nothing about this product and what integration and extensibility capability it will or will not have. Nor do we know when it will be released. It could be a year, it could be more.

-If a comprehensive SDK will be available, we don’t know when, and we don’t know if it will be viable to develop advanced weather engine technology with it.

-We are hopeful that we will be able to bring our passion, experience and capability in realistic weather simulation to this new simulator in any and all ways possible.

-In the mean time we plan to continue on our mission, making our products better and giving our users what they ask for, on all platforms they demand.

To review the complete development update, see the source post via the HiFi forums. Alternatively, for more information about Hifi and currently available products, visit the developers website.

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