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Just a few , please feel free to add more if you know of any

 

 

 

Aircraft
PMDG

PMDG was one of the first developers to announce they were to bring their product range over to the new flight simulator. Back in November 2019, they confirmed their long awaited NG3, a depiction of the Boeing 737 NG was instead coming to the new flight simulator. Then a few months later, Robert confirmed their line of products will be coming to the sim. That includes the Boeing 747, 777 and the DC-6.

A2A Simulations

Whilst PMDG is known for their work with the heavy aircraft, A2A are known for their smaller editions to the field. Scott has confirmed that they are working on Microsoft Flight Simulator content starting with the Aerostar 600. Following on from that, the team aren’t sure, but a Comanche 250 was mentioned, but we’re excited to see how A2A Simulations take full advantage of the new simulator.

Aeroplane Heaven

Known for their historic aircraft and military aircraft, Aeroplane Heaven are ready to take on the new simulator. It’s no surprise considering the vast selection of aircraft they already have in their list. No further specifics were mentioned at this time.

DC Designs

One of the first developers to confirm they were working on the new sim was DC Designs. If you’re looking for detailed military jets, then DC Designs is for you. Whilst they are known for their fast fighter jets, DC Designs actually confirmed that they are working on a Concorde for the simulator.

Just Flight

Whilst Just Flight were already confirmed to partner with Microsoft as a re-seller of the simulator, they have confirmed that aircraft development has started. They will be bringing their range of GA aircraft to the simulator at some point. Some examples include the Tomahawk and the Duchess 76.

Carenado

Whilst Carenado hasn’t specified that they are working on content, it can be reasonably assumed they are after they are a partner listed on the Flight Simulator page, and also a re-seller of the simulator itself. Carenado are known for making excellent modelled and textured aircraft and are on the lighter side of the systems which is great for newcomers.

CGN Dev

A completely new developer named CGN Dev is working on the 737 Classic series. The team haven’t yet released a product, but did say that they are working on bringing their aircraft to the new simulator.

Aerosoft

One of the other bigger players in the simulator space is Aerosoft. Having released the CRJ, Twin Otter and of course their Airbus series of aircraft, it makes sense for Aerosoft to have confirmed a while ago that they have full intentions on bringing across their aircraft product range to the new simulator.

Scenery
Despite the reliance on Azure and Bing Maps, Microsoft Flight Simulator will still be very open for third-party scenery developers to supply airports and regions to users to get the best details.

Orbx

One of thee biggest development studios in all of flight simulation is Orbx. This team focuses on bringing airport and environment content to flight simulators so it’s unsurprising to hear that they are supporting the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. With hundreds and hundreds of airports already in their range, there will be no shortage of ports coming across. It won’t just be ports as the new CEO, Anna, has confirmed that new products are being developed for the simulator.

FSimStudios

FSimStudios may not be the biggest name on this list, but they have provided airports such as Cancun and Edmonton International in Canada. They will be bringing their content over to the new sim in the future.

Flightbeam

Announced as part of their 10th celebrations, Flightbeam has confirmed they are bringing products to the new flight simulator.

Gaya Simulations

Gaya Simulations confirmed that the reason they are working on airports such as Berlin-Tegel as it will work nicely with the surrounding area of the city itself in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. All Gaya Simulations products will be coming to the new flight sim including Kos and Vienna.

Imaginesim

Imaginesim were one of the first to confirm development for the new simulator. When speaking about their upcoming KDFW Dallas Fort Worth intl, the team confirmed it will be coming to the new sim. This was back in October of last year so hopefully we see some development shots soon.

Pilot Experience Sim

French developer Pilot Experience Sim has confirmed they are going to bring their products over to the new simulator. Products include airports such as Bordeaux and Montpellier. Whilst they are hoping to provide discounts for upgrades, it’s not yet known.

UK2000 Scenery

Focusing on UK airports, UK2000 Scenery has been around for many years. The development team did confirm they are working to bring airports to the new simulator, they did say that the SDK is currently incomplete which is making development work hard.

Verticalsim

One of the most prolific X-Plane developers, Verticalsim has committed to bringing products to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

“I will be giving the development a shot for MFS2020. Hoping to convert over all sceneries to the new platform. Pricing is a bit of an unknown at this time. But do to the harsh need to relearn, as well as a lot of items/animations needing to be completely redone to suit the new sim, purchases will probably not be ported over.”

JustSim

During the release build-up of their Basel Airport, JustSim confirmed that people will be able to get a discounted copy of the airport for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator – thus confirming they will indeed be developing for the platform.

TDM Scenery Design

On Facebook, new scenery developer, TDM Scenery Design, confirmed their intentions to be developing for the new simulator via the SDK. The team commented saying that it won’t be “an easy job”, but are excited to work with a new platform.

MK-Studios

MK-Studios has confirmed that they intend on bringing over all of their add-ons to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Whilst they said that it will indeed take time, they fully intend on bringing as many airports and products as possible to the platform. Whilst they still await the SDK (as per UK2000 Scenery’s comments a few days ago), they are committed to bringing both Rome and Helsinki to Prepar3D.

Vidan Designs

Confirmed they are bringing all their Danish scenery airports to the simulator and will sell through the build-in marketplace and external shops. (Facebook)

Pacific Island Simulations

All airports from the team will be brought over to the new simulator. Cleveland International Airport looks to be amongst the first from the developer. (Facebook)

LatinVFR

LatinVFR has confirmed they are bringing their products to the new simulator, but the NDA has prevented them from talking about it any further. (LatinVFR Forums)

FlyTampa

Confirmed by FSElite during a media briefing, it is confirmed that they will be bringing numerous scenery products to the simulator. (FSElite)

Utilities
REX Simulations

In an email sent out to the community, REX Simulations said that they are excited about the possibilities of the new simulator, but unable to announce any formal projects at this time. REX are known for their texture replacement products and more recently, how they change shaders on the fly with Environment Force.

FS2Crew

FS2Crew is known for their multi-crew add-ons that add a copilot to specific aircraft so you can focus on flows and realistic checklists in accordance with real world ops. The team said they are working on the new simulator but unable comment further at this time.

OnAir Company

Developer OnAir has emailed FSElite to confirm that they are working on the new Microsoft platform with many tests already completed. (Email)

VATSIM

Confirmed via a teaser trailer, it is confirmed that VATSIM will be compatible with the new flight sim on day one. (YouTube)

PILOTEDGE 

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Carenado has already released their Cessna CT182T for MSFS and have an announced plans for the Mooney Ovation M20R as well.

John C.


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Don't forget the flight-simmer's best friend (especially if you use P3D and want to sort out your add-ons), good old Lorby, maker of many fantastic and helpful utilities, plus a number of cool mission simulator add-ons, quite a few of which are free. Lorby already has a controller assignment utility add-on available for MSFS - AxisandOhs - it's on sale at simmarket and a free demo of it is available too to see if you can make use of it.

Expect Carenado to hammer the market with GA aeroplanes once they've sussed out the SDK properly. Their current Cessna 182T for MSFS is quite nice, and they will, regardless of what transpires, always have the feather in their cap of being the first developer to get a TPD add-on out for sale and in the built-in MS store.

 

 


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Drzewiecki Designs has Moscow  and D.C. landmarks already for MSFS pretty impressive.

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The addon developers known for releasing "mediocre" addons are going to be out of the gate first. Carenado is probably going to try and resell its biz jets "outfitted" with the G3X or G5X, bugs and all. Aerosoft has threatened to release its CRJ by Christmas. 

A few addon developers/distributors are slowly going to fade into oblivion (Flight1, Simmarket, etc.)

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What happens to FSLabs are they coming over to FS 2020  too - never can get forget there beautiful Concorde in FSX was sutch a beauty.

I am for ever a Concorde lover, what a amazing Plane !!!

 

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41 minutes ago, SirDan said:

Think we will see something coming by x-mas from someone , or so I hear. 

You are allowed to say Aerosoft CRJ :wink:


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FS2Crew already has product from the default A320neo, with functionality limited to that of the plane...

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Leonardo Maddog and FSCaptain are two more coming over.


Take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
To make a small fortune in aviation you must start with a large fortune.

There's nothing less important than the runway behind you and the altitude above you.
It's better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.

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37 minutes ago, Cmcollazo71 said:

FS2Crew already has product from the default A320neo, with functionality limited to that of the plane...

 

It´s horrible. Timings are all wrong. You ask for a drink to the crew, and someone will appear in just 3 seconds with your drink.

Then the copilot, on the checklist will ask: "windows?" , and you say "closed".... and then he say "are you sure?"    and then with the doors is the exact same thing!!! In a checklist, we will ask you "are you sure?" like 10 times. It´s ridiculous. 

 

This is just an example from a real poor product. Companies are trying to cash in 10 years old products that are not on pair with the FS2020 quality.

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1 hour ago, Ricardo41 said:

The addon developers known for releasing "mediocre" addons are going to be out of the gate first. Carenado is probably going to try and resell its biz jets "outfitted" with the G3X or G5X, bugs and all. Aerosoft has threatened to release its CRJ by Christmas. 

A few addon developers/distributors are slowly going to fade into oblivion (Flight1, Simmarket, etc.)

You are aware that Flight 1 and Simmarket don't exclusively sell MSFS stuff aren't you? They flog train sim stuff, all the other flight sims stuff, hardware, etc.

Oddly enough and despite the reputation of the developer for occasionally shonky stuff, the Carenado Cessna 182T is actually pretty good. I think if they knocked a fiver off the price it would be nearer the mark, but it is actually a nice addition to the sim, in fact it is now my go-to Cessna in the sim owing to the clarity of its PFD ASI from a usable driving position.

Personally I'll be happy to see Carenado's Beech D-18S in the sim too, and some of their low level crop duster aeroplanes would be great fun with a mission or two or Lorby's firefighter and cropduster add-ons making use of the vastly improved scenery. Although as I understand it, these would be somewhat dependent on some SDK tweaks and the implementation of particle physics.

Fancy add-ons are great, but not everyone wants to get a degree in aeronautics and systems operation before they can even start the engines.


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3 minutes ago, pevides1 said:

 

It´s horrible. Timings are all wrong. You ask for a drink to the crew, and someone will appear in just 3 seconds with your drink.

Then the copilot, on the checklist will ask: "windows?" , and you say "yes".... and then he say "are you sure?"    and then with the doors is the exact same thing!!! In a checklist, we will ask you "are you sure?" like 10 times. It´s ridiculous. 

 

This is just an example from a real poor product. Companies are trying to cash 10 years old products that are not on pair with the FS2020 quality.

We have to be wary with what we buy. I'm amazed, given the coding language MSFS2020 uses, that so many long-standing and great companies are pushing mediocre products to market. I had thought those days behind us.


Take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
To make a small fortune in aviation you must start with a large fortune.

There's nothing less important than the runway behind you and the altitude above you.
It's better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.

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Gaffer Slmulations confirmed FALE Durban King Shaka Airport will be released soon. Previously, done the best renditions of South African airports for P3D. Great news because few developers pay attention to the African continent.
 

They have already released an excellent model of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Stadium in Johannesburg.


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1 minute ago, WestAir said:

We have to be wary with what we buy. I'm amazed, given the coding language MSFS2020 uses, that so many long-standing and great companies are pushing mediocre products to market. I had thought those days behind us.

Those days are here to stay unfortunately. MS did an awesome "new generation flight simulator".. the next big thing, and these companies, have to understand this. It´s time to evolve.

Even from a design stand point. Look at the FS2Crew on Flight Simulator 2020. Old design.

We are not on windows 98 anymore. Again, not FS2020 quality.

 

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One of the few apps that I recommend for this "modern era" is this: Self Loading Cargo. 

 

 

 

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