The latest Live Developer Q&A, with Jorg Neumann (Microsoft), Sebastian Wloch (Asobo) and Martial Bossard (Asobo), was rich in new details about the current state of MSFS and its upcoming future. During 1h30, the team answered the most usual questions from the community and also shared some cool updates about what’s next.
Starting with the next World Update, dedicated to France and the Benelux, the team revealed that both Gaya Simulations and Orbx have been helping with the overhaul of over 100 airports in the region, some of which will be highly detailed. Additionally, you can expect more than 100 points of interest to be included and available to discover, together with the addition of photogrammetry for Paris and Amsterdam.
This World Update, which will be the fourth in the series, is expected to come out before the end of this month.
Probably the biggest announcement of the stream, though, is the new partnership with Working Title. This independent team of developers has been working on mods for the default CJ4 and Garmin avionics, with great success. The developers behind Working Title will now leave each respective jobs and get together to create Working Title Simulations, a full blown company that will work closely with Asobo and Microsoft to continue to improve MSFS.
This is definitely great news, and gives a clear sign that Asobo and Microsoft really pay attention to the work of community, willingly accepting the talent that lies around and happily joining efforts for the good of the platform and all simmers.
Among other things, it was also discussed that the weather engine is MSFS is due for a major overhaul, in order to fix the continuous problems that have been reported.
For many more tidbits, make sure to check the full video on Twitch, which is filled with insights from deep inside the makers of MSFS. And as usual, make sure to share your feedback with the team!