It’s Thursday and the team at Microsoft has posted the weekly development update with regard to MSFS. The update addresses the usual topical items, outlines a new feedback snapshot, and includes even more alpha screenshots (and videos).
Please see below for the primary section of the update, the revised feedback snapshot, and accompanying media items.
“We would like to see rapids in rivers, with fly fisher-people on the banks. There should be snakes, on the banks, and salmon leaping up the rapids. We need bears… we need bears catching the salmon, and it would be ideal if we could fish. Furthermore, we’d like an accurate climate change model with Icebergs and Antarctic Ice shelves breaking off from the mainland with Polar Bears and Seals. And finally, if MSFS does not accurately model the Sun’s eventual evolution into a Red Giant, we question their long-term commitment to the sim.”
Alright, so let me see… we’ve got an order of rocky water rivers with a side of curly fries and fish sticks. One order of wild salmon with a side of claws. One ice cream with gummi bears and sea salt toppings. Also one bottomless tequila sunrise. If that looks right, please pull forward to the first window.
– MSFS TEAM
Here is an update on the current postponed deliverables:
MAY 28th – EPISODE 8 (IFR) is our current target release date.
EARLY JUNE – Partnership Series update will be released.
ALPHA BUILD UPDATE 1.3.X.X IS COMING NEXT WEEK!
The team has started preparations for releasing the upcoming Alpha build. We’ve spent a few extra days incorporating a number of fixes for the Airbus A320 based on feedback from the community testers. We’ve completed integration and now just running a final pass to ensure everything is working, as expected.
WEEK OF MAY 11th – Alpha Build Update 1.3.X.X.
Release Candidate in build release preparation.
Build notes in final review phase. Prepped for release.
The team has completed step 1 of the process outlined below. We have started working on step 2 and will be releasing a new round of invitations starting next week in tandem with the release of the updated Alpha build.
Ensure that everyone that received an acceptance email has access to the Alpha.
Status – Complete
Assess Alpha participation options for adding more people as quickly as possible.
Prioritize access for those that registered early for pre-release build testing.
Status – Prepping for release
We have released version 5.01 of the Development Roadmap (June/July preview).
If you are interested in checking out the updated DR, please head into the Insider Area.
Images: credited individually
Videos: OperatorLand468, ChicoMick