MSFS 2020

Microsoft Releases September 19th Dev Update

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Following the road map provided last update, Microsoft has released the current schedule for the Tech Alpha Timeline.

Microsoft also released an image with procedurally generated grass in a field. The caption reads, “The grass is always greener… especially when its procedurally generated” hinting at volumetric grass being stock to all parts of the sim.


On September 26, we can look forward to the Feature Discovery Series Previews! This series will contain four episodes showcasing the core changes you will see in the new sim. Episode 1 will feature the world, 2 will showcase the weather, 3 new aerodynamics, and 4 the cockpits.

The Tech Alpha Timeline will begin on October 10 as follows:

  • October 10: Release testing complete. Lock final delivery schedule.
  • October 17: Build release preparation.
  • October 24: Release window opens.

The next update is scheduled to drop September 26. Check back next week for the newest update on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020!

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Microsoft Releases September 12th Dev Update

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True to their roadmap, Microsoft has opened up the application process for the Technical Alpha testing group. After logging into the Insider Program at their official site you will be given a series of questions set to gauge your involvement in flight simulation, how much you use simulators, and other demographic questions - likely so Microsoft can have a well rounded testing
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Insider Program Kickoff, Plus More Previews

Well known developer Microsoft has opened their insider program to the public. They've also previewed their development roadmap and more screenshots for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 title. The Microsoft Flight Simulator team have stated that the next update will come on August 22nd, which will include the complete Development Roadmap Release. In their previous update earlier this month,
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Microsoft Promises Third-Party Content Support In Flight Simulator 2020

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Microsoft has promised that their upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 will have third-party content development support. In a post on their forum, the developer dropped some more information about the highly-anticipated project, including an answer to a question that many users are asking: will there be support for third-party content? The answer is yes. The developer stated simply that they “are
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