MSFS second World Update to feature USA, coming later this year

In a refreshingly continuous display of transparency and visibility regarding updates and future roadmap for MSFS, Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Sebastian Wloch, C.E.O. of Asobo Studio, answered today to the most common community questions regarding current and future plans for the platform.

After releasing the first World Update just a couple of days ago, which is focused on improving the experience of flying over Japan, Jorg Neumann announced today that the next World Update is expected to launch later this year, and will be dedicated to the United States territory. Neumann reiterated the team’s commitment to the platform, and said that these World Updates are planned to be released every two or three months, with intercalating Sim Updates, dedicated to improving the core experience of the simulator.

Besides this announcement, Jorg and Seb also talked about VR for Flight Simulator, asking for people to join the closed beta in order to provide feedback for an upcoming release of this highly anticipated experience.

Most of the 1hr stream was dedicated to answering many questions from the community, and we got some very interesting and positive answers from the team. Some of most interesting tidbits to retain are their full support of freeware developers (with the planned introduction of a Freeware section in the Marketplace), the impending introduction of Replay functionality, the collaboration with Orbx in improving hundreds of default airports, the decision to improve the Garmin G1000, improvements to cloud cover visibility, the introduction of antennas and power lines, and much more. You can see the full video below.

All in all, it’s just so promising to see the openness of team regarding the entire development of MSFS. They are willing to get all the feedback they can and to answer every question, always aiming to improve the experience for everyone. This definitely bodes well for the future of MSFS!

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