Browsing: FS2020

Before the Episode 08 about IFR to be released next month in April, watch today the new Features Discovery Episode #7 about the Multiplayer in Microsoft Flight Simulator, or FS2020. Sum up facts : Multiplayer easy access without configuration required Flying with most, if not all, airplanes Mix of virtual and real life pilots connected at the same time Actual Air Traffic Data integrated as AI Traffic, no loss in case of Internet disconnection 2 connections : Live Players : You must fly with the actual time, weather, flight rules All Players : Set your own settings and rules, make…

The latest public communication of Microsoft about Flight Simulator 2020 is giving a bit of bad news because of the current Coronavirus, explaining that the developers will take some delay in order to protect themselves. This will affect first the next Features Discovery episodes and we’ll have an updated planning next week. Nevertheless, new screenshots taken by Alpha testers are also published on the Official Website. Microsoft message copy : “In light of recent health concerns, we’ve asked the team to focus on their health and well-being. As a result, our normal development updates will be scaled back over the…

What’s new this week about FS2020 ? Microsoft and Asobo Studios received an increased demand of detailed information about the Multiplayer features of the simulator. That’s why they decided to postpone the Features Discovery Episode #07 about IFR to the end of March.. and an Episode #08 about “Multiplayer in FS2020” will be edited first, on March 12th.

New episode 6 to discover more features in Flight Simulator 2020 ! ALL airports worldwide are featured in FS2020, including 37’000 of them are manually edited from small grass strips fields to international hubs. Edition of airports based on high definition aerial views with specific design tool following these 3 steps : 1/ Drawing airport main items perimeter runway placement according to Magnetic North taxiways, markings, parking spots accurately placed, 2/ Defining surfaces Identification for future surface settings in relation with physics : landing gear impact, grip, skid, Runway slopes Materials application with colors lights adjustement, and visual effects 3/…

Asobo Studios and Microsoft have been rolling out SDK access to 30 partners, which means that developers can have a look at the current Software Development Kit of the upcoming Flight Simulator 2020. As promised from the beginning by the simulator makers, it allows third-party developers to get an insight for future integration and faster add-ons arrivals after FS2020 gets out. This week update shares also more screenshots taken by Alpha testers. Even more interesting, the details added to their planning of Features Discover Series inform that next week will showcase in-depth airports for the Episode #6, and on March…

The latest official video to showcase the features of Microsoft Flight Simulator details in depth the sound effects they have been working on. Check it out : Dynamic audio and new variables Editable audio sounds and effects, with XML files, accessible to the simmers 3D Audio and numerous channels to simulate the sounds in a realistic manner depending on your position and proximity of the audio source Cockpit audio : actual recordings of button switches, instruments, doors, flaps,.. Environmental audio : mountains reflect aircraft sounds, doppler effect to reflect passing-by aircraft sounds, water and wind sounds Aircraft physics related to…

Watch the new official preview video of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Lead software engineer at Asobo Studios introduce the cockpit enhancements and technical refinements developed by his team ! Analog cockpit : high definition instruments new simulated data for the gauges and needles Glass cockpit : New management of the rendering engine for the screens 2D displays or 3D synthetic vision Touchscreen simulation New lights management scripts, and dim any light as you like Tooltips and contextual info Configurable Checklists, interactive and highlights of the respective control/instrument New calibration tool for your flight devices Home cockpits and multiscreens support New…

If you have followed with us the development information of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you’ve got already a pretty good idea of the main features and in-depth simulation that Asobo Studios developers are preparing. The new official preview video, in the Feature Discovery Series, introduce the Aerodynamics enhancements and and advanced simulation remade from scratch to come in FS2020 : “Improved core of physics engine Rewriting the aircraft systems New Aerodynamics simulation New atmospheric air mass simulation 3D environment interactions between weather, world, air simulation”

The manager of Asobo Studios in France, in charge of Flight Simulator development, was interviewed by Gameblog last week at X019 Show, the Microsoft event for X-Box held at London. They spoke in French for 15 minutes (YouTube video linked below) but we edited the following summury of the main relevant information : Beginning of the partnership between Asobo and Microsoft until Flight Simulator project starts : Asobo worked on Holo Tour for Holo Lens, the virtual reality device by Microsoft Before FS2020, Asobo developed “Fuel” among other PC games, a car racing game evolving in a wide and detailed…

As seen in their official trailer edited for X019 event held at London, new aircraft and airliners appeared flying in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Their official website confirmed that they have official partnerships with various aircraft manufacturers : Airbus The Boeing Company CubCrafters Daher Diamond Aircraft Industries ICON Aircraft Robin Aircraft Textron Aviation More screenshots are visible in the Insider area after free registration.

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