Last month at X019, Microsoft revealed a new trailer for Flight Simulator, also unveiling the first wave of aircraft partners it has collaborated with so far during the development of the title. The tech giant has provided continuous updates regarding the development of its latest entry in the Flight Simulator series for the past few months.
The latest of these updates goes over a new partnership that may officially be announced soon, updates to the development roadmap, and more. From the picture below, it looks to be related to Microsoft's recently announced aircraft partner CubCrafters. In either case, this will be officially confirmed in the upcoming days.
Moving on, recruitment for Tech Alpha 2 began in November, and now, this phase is drawing to a close. The company has urged those interested in registering to do so as soon as possible, since the recruitment stage will be ending on December 12. You will need to become an Insider, if you aren't one already, to sign up for it. Once the required survey has been completed, the Flight Simulator team will approach those who are deemed worthy of selection, based on the provided information.
In regards to the development roadmap, an overview for this month and the next one has been showcased. One week from now, updates including a Feedback Snapshot, a more detailed development roadmap, and more will be arriving. Improvements to the title will continue in the same vein in the upcoming weeks, accompanied with SDK updates and media updates as well. The detailed timeline can be viewed in the picture above.
Finally, Microsoft has taken a moment to thank Reddit user Shaka04 for their efforts; the user has been a frequent contributor to r/flightsim as a moderator of the subreddit. Further updates regarding Microsoft Flight Simulator will be covered next week when they arrive.