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MSFS -Everything you know about upcoming Flight Sim from Microsoft-

I'm terrified. I'm sitting at MCO literally just coming out of FlightSimExpo, there were rumor mills of this, and they choose to announce at E3 instead right after the conference closes, not a peep. Think about the implications for the developer community of how this was launched.
 

DragonflightDesign

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I don't think there's much of a problem for the developer community. Many of us (freeware and commercial) are gently drifting away from FSX and across to P3D anyway, so the lack of an SDK in this game is not going to be that much of a problem. Then comes the day that you start it up and the Azure cloud is down. Yes, it does happen and far more often than Microsoft would have you believe. I went onto Azure as a developer and came off it almost as quickly because its stability was unreliable. I'll give this game a miss, despite the beautiful visuals.
 
Good news for the community! and another news which will keep us developers glued into learning new technology. We were too lazy for many years stuck on the old FS9 code, we need to learn to adapt to the changing environment. I highly doubt this new sim will have the 30,000+ airports in high detail, or have many aircraft addons in high detail as we have today for P3D.

There will always be space for us, and we have to learn and adapt to new environment as painful it might be... I am eager to hear more about this, but lets not think its the end of the world, lets see this as a great opportunity for all of us..
 
After 20+ years of constantly re-learning for each new version I finally decided recently I'm not going past where I am now. I have enough to keep me happy making planes for a long time. Microsoft lost me at Flight!
 
I don't mind relearning, and I understand the need to evolve with the technology. After what they pulled with us in the middle of the development of Flight, moving forward with no SDK, many of us are left with bad memories. If there is an SDK, if there is a way to load add-ons without having to be published through MS, we will be fine. I guess we don't know what we don't know, but the fact that very few in the community have been engaged leading up to this is worrying to me.
 
After 20+ years of constantly re-learning for each new version I finally decided recently I'm not going past where I am now. I have enough to keep me happy making planes for a long time. Microsoft lost me at Flight!
Actually since they released FSX in 2006, till LM released P3dv3, it was almost 10 years of the same code. These past years we have I think, been kinda slow on the learning curve. If Microsoft releases a SDK we will have to re-learn again, but, that's the point of all of this, technology changes drastically, we were just too happy of not having any change in almost 10 years. Look what's going to happen next year when mobile phones will get 5G technology, all of us will have to dump our phones.
 

jtanabodee

Resource contributor
I am happy to learn with the new things if the new platform can squeeze all the hardware technology out. Other games are far ahead already such as GTA, Project Car...etc. However, If the default airports are too good, we can lose our job too.
 
I am happy to learn with the new things if the new platform can squeeze all the hardware technology out. Other games are far ahead already such as GTA, Project Car...etc. However, If the default airports are too good, we can lose our job too.
I highly doubt 30,000 airports will be 'too good'. Its basically impossible based on satellite imagery to have HD airports as we have today from all the different developers. Unless microsoft has an army of hundreds of developers working solely on airports.
 
I highly doubt 30,000 airports will be 'too good'. Its basically impossible based on satellite imagery to have HD airports as we have today from all the different developers. Unless microsoft has an army of hundreds of developers working solely on airports.
I suspect that what their AI is for... to get rid of us :D
 
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