Today Microsoft released the open beta version of a new relevant update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while more news was shared by third-party developers.
The update is the open beta version of Sim Update 8, which is scheduled for an official release on March 1.
It includes a ton of improvements and you can find information on how to join here. Of course, you should keep in mind that it is a beta, so there may be issues that could negatively impact your experience.
Among the relevant changes, we find stability and (hopefully) fewer crashes to desktop, changes to weather, VR improvements, and a whole lot of changes to aircraft, including the new propellers simulation. Aircraft driven by the Live AI will also depart again after months of spawning stuck at the gates.
Last, but certainly not least, we get a big update from Orbx, which announced its roadmap for 2022.
Here’s a list:
- Landmarks Panama Canal
- “A swag of aircraft” (the models will be announced at a later time)
- Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (YMML)
- Melbourne City Pack
- Yeager Airport (KCRW)
- Fresno Airport (KFAT)
- Palm Beach Airport (KPBI)
- Phuket Airport (VTSP)
- Boise Airport (KBOI)
- Great Britain North Landmarks
- Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ESSA)
- Oslo Airport (ENGM)
- Bolzano Airport (LIPB)
- Podgorica Airport (LYPG)
- Burbank Airport (KBUR)
- Gold Coast Airport (YBCG)
- Treviso Airport (LIPH)
- Launceston Airport (YMLT)
- Invercargill Airport (NZNV)
- South America Mesh
Below you can take a look at a few screenshots.