News round-up for May 8, 2021

Good morning everyone! Here’s a news round-up from around the flight sim community for May 8, 2021. These are news items that I’ve collected through the week that may not have made for a full news article. Red Star updates us on MiG-17 project We’ve heard a lot from Red Star Simulations recently on their…

Asobo releases Solo 103 ultralight to the MSFS marketplace

Announced just a few weeks ago, Asobo Studios is bringing their first new aircraft to the marketplace for Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s a ‘first of its kind’ moment that introduces an ultra-light aircraft to the sim. Here’s what you need to know! Top Rudder Solo 103 Weighing just 254 pounds, the Top Rudder Solo…

FlyByWire to separate A32nx from default A320 in MSFS

Some big progress is being made to the A32nx in Microsoft Flight Simulator as community developer FlyByWire decouples the standard A320neo and forges ahead with their own updates independently. This is an interesting and big moment for the aircraft. Let’s have a look at what it means. A tale of two A320’s Fans of the…

Microsoft is looking for 300 to test World Update IV

The latest update to Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming mid April and in the meantime they are looking for 300 virtual pilots to help them test World Update IV. Here’s what we know and what else is on the roadmap over the next few weeks. France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg Asobo Studios is looking to…

MSFS patch to fix performance woes, dev update shows road ahead

A new patch version is out for Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s aimed primarily at fixing some of the performance woes that many sim pilots have been experiencing since Sim Update 3. We’ve also seen the latest developer update which has slightly revised roadmap details and gives a slightly better picture of what’s on the…

It’s not just you, there are performance issues with MSFS Update 3

Advancements in software do not always travel forward in a linear fashion. Sometimes they take two steps forward and a step back as new features come in adding much needed functionality but occasionally breaking something else. That’s very true right now with Microsoft Flight Simulator as it has become clear that Update 3 has caused…

Asobo teases new aircraft in their last Q&A

I’m a bit behind some of the news that’s been coming out because the pace has been fast and furious. If you already watched the Q&A you already know some of the latest details including the tease from Asobo Studios that they are working on at least one new aircraft. If you haven’t had a…

Working Title becomes a developer for MSFS

Another announcement happened today and it should be a very interesting one for fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The mod team, Working Title, which has been best known for their CJ4 upgrade mod and their work on Garmin avionics in the sim, is now an official contractor for Microsoft Flight Simulator and will be bringing…

Sim Update 3 for MSFS coming next week

Asobo Studios latest developer update includes a few details on Sim Update 3 and what is planned for the next patch of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Here are some key details that we know about the next update. Details and live stream incoming Microsoft Flight Simulator is in a continual state of improvement and Sim Update…