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May 26th, 2022 - Development Update

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MAY 26TH, 2022 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

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We are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator released the long-awaited “Top Gun: Maverick” expansion. Develop the skills required and navigate the complexities encountered by actual Top Gun pilots in authentic locations including the most challenging landing – on an aircraft carrier. This offering will push your piloting abilities to the limits—and beyond.

You can download the Top Gun: Maverick for free from the in-sim Marketplace now.

In case you missed it, check out yesterday’s Dev Q&A session now available on Youtube.

MSFS Team

 

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FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT

Click here for the web-friendly version of the most recent Feedback Snapshot.

An updated Feedback Snapshot will return next week.

 

SDK UPDATE

  • Roadmap:
    • Sim Update 10:
      • Terrain & Weather Radar Drawing APIs
      • Aircraft Editor V2
      • Game rendered in a window in the DevMode
  •  DevMode:
    • We fixed the media number check in the Marketplace blocks.
    • We fixed the warnings window.
    • We exposed a “Low Power Mode” debug flag in the “Experimental” section of the “Options” menu. It will lower the amount of screen refresh in the menu to save power.
    • We fixed regressions on camera editor buttons (Teleport, Save & Reload).
    • We fixed image masking issues in NanoVG.
    • We improved the “opaque window” feature as some windows could not handle it.
    •  Aircraft Editor:
      • We added “exclusive parameters” (include one or the other in cfgs).
      • We fixed bugs and parsing errors.
    • Project Editor:
      • We fixed the ICAO selector that wasn’t closing when clicking on Cancel.
    • Scenery Editor:
      • We fixed the vector placement elevation.
      • We fixed the different undo/redo actions that were all merged together.
      • We fixed the zoom in Developer camera.
      • We fixed the runway warning “heading mismatch”.
      • We fixed the runway length editing that didn’t move the runway start.
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  • SimConnect:
    • We’re currently working on a NavData API.

 

THIRD PARTY UPDATE

  • As of 05/21, we have now approved 251 (+0) third parties into the in-sim marketplace and – so far 148 (+0) have released 1,136 products on PC (+16) and 833 on Xbox (+0).
  • In total, 2,152 products (+26) have already been released in 3rd party stores and the in-sim marketplace. Beyond that, another 560 products (+8) from 3rd party developers are in production (301 announced, 259 unannounced). In total, over 2,712 3rd party products (+34) have either been released or are in development.
  • Airports:
    • 1,512 airports (+165) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 1,287 airports (+17) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 750 airports (+12) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 115 airports (-1) beyond the released airports have been announced.
      • 110 airports (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an airport is in production.
  • Aircraft:
    • 382 aircraft (+5) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 132 aircraft (+1) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 95 aircraft (+1) have been released in the in-sim PC marketplace.
      • 66 aircraft (+0) have been released in the in-sim Xbox marketplace.
      • 170 aircraft (+4) beyond the released aircraft have been announced.
      • 80 aircraft (+0) are not announced, but the dev let us know that an aircraft is in production.
  • Scenery:
    • 729 scenery packs (+12) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 644 scenery packs (+6) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 165 scenery packs (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 16 scenery packs (+0) beyond the released scenery have been announced.
      • 69 scenery packs (+6) are not announced, but the dev let us know that scenery is in production.
  • Mission Packs:
    • 89 mission packs (+1) are either released or are in various stages of development.
      • 89 mission packs (+2) have been released on the platform so far in various stores.
      • 25 mission packs (+1) have been released in the in-sim marketplace.
      • 0 mission packs (+0) beyond the released missions have been announced.
      • 0 mission packs (-1) are not announced, but the dev let us know that they are in production.

 

MARKETPLACE UPDATE

Click here for the web-friendly version.

Our weekly Marketplace update will be released tomorrow. We will update this section once available.

 

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TWITCH UPDATE

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We stream weekly on Twitch.tv/MSFSOfficial! The Top Gun: Maverick expansion is available now as a free download from the in-sim Marketplace! To celebrate the release of this DLC and the new Top Gun film in cinemas, this week’s Community Fly-In Friday will see us flying F/A-18 Super Hornets departing from Miramar, performing a touch & go landing at Edwards AFB, flying through the Rainbow Canyon (aka Star Wars Canyon), then continuing on to a full stop landing at Las Vegas. Click here to learn more. All are welcome to participate!

 

COMMUNITY VIDEO

One of the new features released in the free Top Gun: Maverick DLC is the Darkstar, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s first hypersonic scramjet. This unique aircraft requires some different flying techniques and procedures to reach speeds in excess of Mach 9, but thankfully YouTuber JetSimmer has posted a tutorial video on how to start the Darkstar from cold and dark, accelerate to Mach 3, then enable the scramjets and enter hypersonic flight. If you want to master this extremely fast plane, check out this video!

 

SCREENSHOT CHALLENGE

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post ! This week’s screenshot challenge: Need for Speed

This past week our Screenshot Challenge was “Italy and Malta”. Here are our runner ups this week:

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NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – June 2nd, 2022

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

Edited by ChaoticBeauty
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Hi folks,

Maybe I missed it but anyone knows what the next World Update is?

They usually announce it when the WU is released but I think they didn't this time

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Noooch said:

Hi folks,

Maybe I missed it but anyone knows what the next World Update is?

They usually announce it when the WU is released but I think they didn't this time

Thanks

It’s still a surprise, being announced June 12

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Hope its SouthEast Asia or somewhere in South America (Brazil, Colombia etc.) I think we are covered in U.S. and Europe for now.

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When is SU10 being released? I miss the timeline that used to accompany the weekly announcements.

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On 5/30/2022 at 12:07 AM, David Mills said:

When is SU10 being released? I miss the timeline that used to accompany the weekly announcements.

I thought Joerg said they are planning a longer beta than usual this time, and the beta should begin very soon?

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