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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2019, 02:39:25 PM »
December 5th, 2019 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

“Hopefully that helps us in getting our voices heard more.” – User Reddit/R/Flightsim

•   We hear you.
 
TECH ALPHA 2 TIMELINE UPDATE
We are getting close to wrapping up recruiting for Tech Alpha 2. If you would like to be considered for participation, please make sure to do so ASAP! Click the Tech Alpha Registration link in the main menu which will only display for Insiders when logged in.

DR UPDATE

December/January is now available!



MEDIA UPDATE
Just a little hint regarding an upcoming Partnership Series update



MOD SPOTLIGHT
The team would like to take a moment to express our appreciation for Reddit.com/R/FlightSim Mod U/Shaka04. Your efforts and contributions are deeply appreciated and definitely do not go unnoticed. So thank you, Shaka!
 
Next update – 12.12!

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2019, 02:57:04 PM »
December 12th, 2019 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

 
Thank you /u/horse—-1899, your memes do not go unnoticed!




MEDIA UPDATE

We’ve posted some new screenshots in the Insider Area. Head inside to check them out!


PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT SERIES UPDATE

We visited Cubcrafters with François, one of the pilots and aircraft aerodynamicists from our team, to go over the XCub’s simulation.

We fine tuned the engine’s power curve and adjusted the aircraft’s mass distribution and control surface limits and were able to get a very realistic handling.

We also improved the prop wash effect on the tail in order to get a more realistic power on handling, especially on the ground and at low speeds.

Each one of us also had the luck to fly a real-world Carbon Cub and had the chance to compare the real-world aircraft with the sim. This helped make some more improvements of the control surface elasticity and input curves of the yoke.

Another interesting thing:

Their test pilot flew the XCUB in the sim to their usual strips in the area. Particularly one located on Rimrock lake, the Tieton State Airport, where he did multiple landings and takoffs. The test pilot was very happy about how close the sim was in comparison on his usual flights out of this strip with the real aircraft. A specific ridge for example can just be flown over climbing at max power after takeoff and it was exactly the same in the sim!

•   Sebastian Wloch
















DR UPDATE

January/February preview of the DR has been posted in the Insider Area. Make sure to head in and check it out, especially if you’re a fan of the Feature Discovery series. 😊

TECH ALPHA 2

Recruitment for Tech Alpha 2 is now closed. If you have not registered for participation and would like to join the testing effort, we will be opening another round of recruitment mid-January. We are still finalizing the date for when Tech Alpha 2 invitations will be sent out but expect an update in January. In the meantime, our goal regarding participation remains the same – if you want to participate in early build testing and have registered (e.g. Tech Alpha 1, Tech Alpha 2, etc.), you are going to get access. The team is actively working to get additional people build access as quickly as possible. So stay tuned!

Next update – 12.19!


Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2020, 11:26:50 PM »
Let it snow!
1 Jan 2020





Official trailer from Microsoft.





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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2020, 04:50:56 PM »
January 9th, 2020 – Development Update
09 Jan 2020

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On behalf of the entire MSFS team, we wish you and your loved ones the very best for 2020!
 
TECH ALPHA 1 – WAVE 2 INVITES COMING NEXT WEEK!

Starting next week (01.13 – 01.17) we will be sending out the second wave of invitations for testing Tech Alpha 1. If you’ve registered for Tech Alpha 1 but have not been selected, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox starting next Monday!
 
TECH ALPHA 2 – FINALIZING RELEASE CANDIDATE

We are in the final testing phase for Tech Alpha 2 and expect to have the build ready for release shortly. We are currently tracking to the following timeline:
 
•   01.20 – Begin sending Tech Alpha 2 invitations.
•   01.27 – All Tech Alpha 2 invitations sent.
•   01.27 – Tech Alpha 2 ready for download, begin sending build access emails.
•   01.31 – All wave 1 Tech Alpha 2 emails sent.
 
As a reminder, if you are already participating in Tech Alpha 1 testing, you will automatically be granted access to Tech Alpha 2.
 
FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT



Next update – 01.16!
 
Sincerely,
 
Microsoft Flight Simulator Team



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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2020, 12:31:23 AM »
January 16th, 2020 – Development Update
16 Jan 2020

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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“Here Lionel will idle the throttles of the TBM over Dinaric Mountains and you will be able to hear ze gentle snore of the sleeping bears.”
   
FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES
•   EPISODE 5 IS HERE!
 We are pleased to announce the fifth episode in our Feature Discovery Series has been released! Episode 5 features an in-depth look at how we approach audio for the next iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator.  Head into the Insider Area to watch Episode 5!
   
TECH ALPHA 1 – WAVE 2 INVITES
 We are still in the process of sending out wave 2 invites for Tech Alpha 1. This process will be completed by the end of day (PST time) on 01.17.
 
UPDATE – TECH ALPHA 2 name change to ALPHA
 Please note that we have made a name change from “TECH ALPHA 2” to “ALPHA”. This will help avoid any naming confusion with Tech Alpha 1 AND is more accurately aligned with the state of the build.

ALPHA (formerly known as TECH ALPHA 2)  – PREPARING FOR RELEASE
 
•   01.20 – Begin sending Alpha  invitations.
•   01.27 – All Alpha invitations sent.
•   01.27 – Alpha ready for download, begin sending build access emails.
•   01.31 – All wave 1 Alpha emails sent.
As a reminder, if you are already participating in Tech Alpha 1 testing, you will automatically be granted access to Tech Alpha 2.
 
SDK UPDATE

 After a ton of hard work over the past few months we are happy to announce that an alpha version of the SDK will be available in the upcoming ALPHA release!

Only 3rd party development partners will have access to the SDK in which they will be able to create and edit airports, sceneries, planes and missions.

The SDK makes available the same in-game tools used internally for the development of the core simulator. We can’t wait to see what our 3rd parties and Content Creators create based on the samples we’re providing!

We still have plenty of work ahead and we are looking forward to the feedback we receive over the next few weeks.

If you are a 3rd party developer and have not been in contact with the team, please send an email to msfsim@microsoft.com for more information.
 
DR UPDATE FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY



MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM TECH ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!

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Next update – 01.23!
 
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2020, 12:32:39 AM »
FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES – EPISODE 5 (SOUNDSCAPE) IS HERE!
16 Jan 2020



Watch as Aurélien Piters, Audio Director from Asobo studios talks about the Soundscape for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.





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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2020, 12:14:16 AM »
January 23rd, 2020 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team



Screenshot Credit: SkintErmine4112 – Tech Alpha Participant


“Devs, please let us update our DX DIAG files.”

•   Reddit User r/Flightsim
 
You got it!

Starting 01.23 – 01.27 you will be able to update your machine spec information. To do so, please do the following:

•   Log into www.FlightSimulator.com.
•   Select your avatar/name in the upper right corner.
•   Select “My Profile”.
•   Here you can edit your machine specs and press enter.
•   That’s it!
 
Need to register?
For those that missed out on registering for preview build testing, now is your chance!
Simply sign-up to be an Insider, head into the Insider Area and select the “Alpha Registration” link along the top menu bar.
 
ALPHA (formerly known as TECH ALPHA 2)  – PREPARING FOR RELEASE

We are still on schedule for Alpha release next week!
•   01.20 – Begin sending Alpha  invitations.
•   01.27 – All Alpha invitations sent.
•   01.27 – Alpha ready for download, begin sending build access emails.
•   01.31 – All wave 1 Alpha emails sent.
 
PARTNERSHIP SERIES/FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT V2 UPDATES
We have moved both updates back to the next update on February 6th to give the team time to prep Alpha for release. 
 
MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM TECH ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!
 

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Next update – 02.06!

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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2020, 02:17:09 AM »
Nice, I finaly got an invite to test fly this sim.

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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2020, 01:32:19 PM »
Nice, I finaly got an invite to test fly this sim.

Awesome  :thumbsup

It helps that you have a monster PC  8)


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2020, 11:42:31 PM »
February 6th-ish, 2020 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

We are going to keep this update brief, big update coming on 02.13.


Screenshot credit – ChicoMick


 “The only thing I hope is that people are serious about bug reports and suggestions/feedback”

•   Reddit User
 
There are two important tasks the team is currently working on:

1.   ALPHA ACCESS – For those that have not received Alpha build access (press F to pay respects), we are actively working to increase the number of participants. Expect an updated timeline on 02.13.

2.   TARGETED TESTING – For those users that have received Alpha build access, next week we kickoff our Targeted Testing phase. In the Alpha section of our forums we will post weekly challenges for users to test specific areas/features and provide their feedback.
To date, the feedback we’ve received from both Tech Alpha and Alpha users has been incredibly valuable to the team. Every piece of feedback, every suggestion is another opportunity for us to improve the experience. So thank you, and keep it coming!

FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

•   EPISODE 6 IS COMING SOON!

We are putting the finishing touches on our next episode in the Feature Discovery Series! Episode 6 will provide an in-depth look at the airports we are building in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. You should expect an update on the official date for release in our next update (02.13).

DR PREVIEW MOVED TO 02.13
The DR preview is still in the process of being finalized and we expect to have it ready for Insiders to preview in our next update on 02.13.

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT MOVED TO 02.13
We’ve been working hard to update the FS Snapshot to incorporate the early feedback from Alpha. Unfortunately, we had to bump this update back to 02.13 in order to ensure the most recent information was included.

MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!
 

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Next update – 02.13!

Sincerely,
Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2020, 12:55:23 AM »
Got some flight time in with this over the last few days.  If this is alpha state, this is gona be great, but there's still a lot of work to go.  The scenery is using bing map data, so when you get close at ground level it looks like that funky Google earth street view.  I wonder how much adjustment this new autogen tech will need, but it looks cool to do auto gen this way, and is miles ahead of what p3d and fsx is doing.  They are making it very approachable to incorporate the Xbox crowd,  but there will be a place for enthusiasts as well.

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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2020, 01:23:06 PM »
Hi Skoop

I am looking forward to this release but i remember MS Flight  :Wag finger

MS have done an amazing ad campaign, thats for sure.

You will need a very good pc and connection to run this.

I will continue to use the other sims along with this  :thumbsup

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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2020, 01:02:56 AM »
February 13th, 2020 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team
 

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“16GOLFBRAVO YOU ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF”

•     MSFS TEAM
 
FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

•   EPISODE 6 – 02.20
We are scheduled to release Episode 6 (Airports) in our update next week! This episode will provide an in-depth look at the airports we are building for the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

•   EPISODE 7 – 03.05
Episode 7 (IFR) has officially been scheduled for release on March 5th!

ALPHA INVITATIONS GOING OUT NOW!
Starting today (02.13) through next Tuesday (02.18), we will be sending out another round of Alpha invitations!

SDK UPDATE
We are still in the process of rolling out SDK access to all of our partners. If you’ve not yet received access, hang in there as we are working to get everyone added as quickly as possible.

Currently, we’ve got over 30 partners with access to the SDK. The feedback has been incredibly beneficial to the team as we continue to work hard on upcoming features.
In the next Alpha update, you can expect improvements for existing tools, a new in-game aircraft editor will allow configuration tuning for aircraft parameters including the flight model with onscreen debug support.

DR PREVIEW NOW AVAILABLE IN THE INSIDER AREA

The March preview of the DR is now available in the Insider Area!

FEEDBACK SNAPSHOT UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE INSIDER AREA.

Preview version of the latest update to the Feedback Snapshot is now available in the Insider Area!

MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!
 

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Next update – 02.20!

Sincerely,
Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2020, 03:17:44 PM »
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: u/Ansenton
18 Feb 2020

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THAT?

Have you ever looked at a screenshot or video from the upcoming MSFS and wondered what part of the world is being shown?

Thanks to u/Ansenton, you no longer have to.

With the help of the Flight Sim community, Ansenton created a world map that pinpoints every place on Earth we’ve showcased so far in the upcoming MSFS.

Click on a pinpoint, and see each screenshot in all of its beauty.

Since the announcement of MSFS, over 100+ locations have been pointed out and Ansenton documented it all.

Ansenton spent over 40 hours working with the community to identify each location.

Thank you Ansenton and all the community folks that helped support this effort. We are incredibly grateful to be working on a franchise that has such a dedicated and passionate community!

Check out the map here or join in on the conversation!




-The Microsoft Flight Simulator Community Team-


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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2020, 03:32:13 PM »
February 20th, 2020 – Development Update

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team


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Hey ChaoticBeauty, would you please pass along OUR greetings to in2tech and the rest of the Avsim community the next time you post?

 Keep up the good work! Seriously. The team truly appreciates your contributions to the community!
•    MSFS TEAM
 
FEATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

•    EPISODE 6 – IS HERE!

 Please head into the Insider Area to check out the most recent episode (Airports) in our Feature Discovery Series!

•   EPISODE 7 – HAS BEEN MOVED BACK

•   EPISODE 8 – HAS BEEN MOVED UP

 Note – due to the increasing demand for multiplayer information, we have swapped release dates for Episode 7 (IFR) and Episode 8 (MP).

•   Episode 8 will now be released on March 12th
•   Episode 7 will now be released the end of March.
   
PARTNERSHIP SERIES UPDATE
We’ve decided to move the Partnership Series update back a week to allow focus on the Episode 6 release.
   
DR UPDATE FOR MARCH AND APRIL IS HERE!



MORE GREAT SCREENSHOTS FROM ALPHA PARTICIPANTS!
 

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NEXT UPDATE – 02.27!


Sincerely,
Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

P.S.
Special THANK YOU from the team to everyone over on the newly created Microsoft Flight Simulator Subreddit! https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftFlightSim/


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