Microsoft has announced that they will be starting the Insider Program for Flight Simulator 2020 on August 15th 2019. The news is part of the commitment from Microsoft to keep the community updated with communication regarding the development of the new simulator.
In the post on the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 blog, the team detailed how August is the time for setting expectations, with September defining how they will involve the community. Along with the announcement that August 15th will kick off the insider program with a preview of the development roadmap, the team also shared some other key dates.
August 22nd will see the aforementioned roadmap released to the general public.
August 29th will see the Build Program start.
Microsoft continued by adding that “The challenge with creating a transparent development process built on collaboration is that we have to work on the foundation for delivering that information before doing so.” This was followed by the announcement that they will be releasing a series named the Feature Exploration Series, which will be see the team working with the community to detail the next iteration of Flight Simulator in more detail. This will happen this coming fall.
Excitingly, the team also said that they are super keen to share information so they are working hard to try and bring some information earlier than what is “currently planned.” What this means will be clarified on an August 15th update from the team and where they are at in the process.
So in just 7 days, Insider will get some of the first concrete details for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. Of course, we’ll be sure to provide you with all the news every step of the way.
Huge thanks to Richard N. for sharing the information with us.