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DocMoebiuz
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From: NW of KPWK, United States
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I thought it would be nice to create a topic to discuss updates, rumors and thoughts about the new Microsoft Flightsimulator that supposedly will be released 2020.

I will start with a couple of links to YouTube Videos that I find great:
Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/ReDDgFfWlS4

Interesting Insights from Pre-Alpha Press Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yibHHc

I am personally super excited.

What I love:
  • The weather looks fantastic - the developers say that they are simulating a lot of variables that make up weather and the graphics are simply stunning
  • The scenery looks amazing - Just WOW! - all these individually shaped buildings, all these textures, all this procedural autogen - eye candy at its best.
  • The community interaction from MS marketing - they show that they care about what the community has to say.


Some open questions that I still have:
  • What is the price gonna be?
  • What's the planned release date, 2020 has 365 days.
  • What are the opportunities for 3rd parties to become part - Aircraft and airport addons still make sense - Addons such as general scenery and weather addons might not be required anymore with this level of detail
  • Currently they don't have VR on the roadmap which I find a pity because the level of immersion would be amazing. I wonder why that is.
  • What's the sim interface going to look like? I am ready to implement it for MobiFlight... :D


What do you guys think: What do you like best about the new sim so far and what are your open questions or concerns?
[Last edited by DocMoebiuz, 2019-10-02 18:32]
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Sebastian

MobiFlight - Simply build your own home cockpit for your favorite flight sim - FSX, Prepar3D (FSUIPC), X-Plane (XPUIPC)
2019-10-02 16:57
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DocMoebiuz
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From: NW of KPWK, United States
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New video available: Feature Discovery Series #2
https://youtu.be/i8TGT87Fxyw
Have a great day!
Sebastian

MobiFlight - Simply build your own home cockpit for your favorite flight sim - FSX, Prepar3D (FSUIPC), X-Plane (XPUIPC)
2019-10-25 00:33
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Ridgeandgable
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Any updates on mobi with regards to the now announced release date?

I can’t wait to see it for myself but only if mobi is able to play with it otherwise I’m sticking to p3d I till such time
2020-07-13 22:39
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pluckas
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Even with a release date of August 18 I think there are quite a few unanswered questions, including:

- Support for multi-screen / multi-monitor (the only development shots I've seen show a single screen).
- For those of us using PMDG, any changes to the 737 NG SDK from PMDG that might impact home cockpits, not to mention when it might be released.
- Interface compatibility (FSUIPC, Simconnect, etc).

Still, it does look very cool.

Paul
2020-07-14 09:44
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pizman82
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From: ETSI, Germany
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Hi Guys.

Hopefully Sebastian can reply here. Whatever i think we got a good moment. He should have more time the next weeks!

About Sim. NOT be to happy for now. Read the history ! They start BETA end of July. Do you realy think for a so enorm complex programm a BETA with 3 weeks is enough.
Maybe they cancled the Release date shortly before OR they release a totaly bugged and bad programm.
Also pretty sure it will takes months ( or years) until all needed AddOns and functions come into the game.

I will say... Keep calm, and plan for P3D the next time. Sure you can buy and try the new Sim. But for Homecockpits i will personaly plan not before second half of 2021.

About PMDG.... The NGX will NOT come into the game cause they already build the NGX"u" that is designed for the FS2020 directly.
So i think also the Queen2 or the Tripple7 will not be compatible and we need to wait for there "u" versions comming within then next 1-2 Years !
Good Luck !
2020-07-14 09:58
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Ridgeandgable
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Hi Pizman, I totally agree with you,

I feel that 2020 is now being rushed out the door as people can’t wait any longer. I think it may be very much p3d 5 and full of bugs.

I don’t see the point in buying it at the moment although I have tempted. We need to know about fsuipc and pmdg of course amongst other things.

I think but the basic for now if you must to be nosey, but for a serious sim with cockpit, sit back and wait at least a year for everyone else to catch up
2020-07-14 19:16
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