Microsoft Flight Simulator - Developer's Diary

Since our previous status report, Asobo Studios has released a series of updates on the ongoing development of Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, highlights include the multiplayer feature, an in-depth overview of the airports being built for the platform, an update on the next Alpha and the ongoing development of the SDK (Software Development Kit).

Jetways feature improved visual detail and now attach realistically to aircraft doors and align more accurately with the fuselage.

Feature Discovery Series, Episode 7 (Multiplayer)

In Episode 7 of the Feature Discover series, Sebastian Wloch, chief executive officer, discussed the new multiplayer feature in the upcoming flight simulator. He introduced a new concept called ‘One Shared World’, which is designed to connect players quickly and seamlessly. There will be two multiplayer modes. The first is called ‘Live Players’ and is for those who want to ‘fly by the rules’ using live weather and real-world air traffic. The other is called ‘All Players’ and here users can customise the weather, time of day and set strict or freefor-all rules to fly by. It will also be possible to create a group for people to join.

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