A Developer’s Diary
Since our last status report on Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS), Asobo Studio has released several major updates (Sim Updates) along with ‘hot fixes’ as the team continues to work with aircraft manufacturers, the flight sim community and real-world pilots to improve all aspects of the simulator.
Sim Update IV and V are arguably the most important to date, introducing significant improvements in frame rates, revised flight dynamics and engine modelling, an optimised weather system and more realistic Air Traffic Control (ATC), to name a few.
Since its initial release, Asobo has also released several free World Updates for MFS. The team selects a region on earth to improve on with more detailed terrain mesh, added Points of Interest (POIs), hand-built airports and photogrammetry cities. To date, Asobo has released five World Updates including: