In keeping with the turn of the year, the developers (Xbox Game Studios / Asobo) demonstrate another aspect of weather simulation in a trailer for the Microsoft Flight Simulator, namely snow. You can see both snowy cities and extensive white landscapes.
The flight simulation is scheduled for release in 2020. You should be able to fly with large and small planes anywhere on earth, it is said – incl. day/night changes and realistic weather conditions. According to the Microsoft Flight Simulator team, the focus would be on the word “simulator”. Accessibility should also be very important. All players who want to fly should also be able to take off, it is said. Various control options such as controllers, mouse and keyboard, yokes and pedals (joysticks and pushers) are to be supported.
The team is also making good progress on the SDK development. While still in the early stages, the plan is to provide an initial version of the SDK to the 3rd party developer community before the end of the year. Their goal has been to involve 3rd parties early in the development process, and to give them the ability to influence our priorities and how we author the SDK. They will also support additional modern standards like HTML for UI and glTF for 3D models.