Flight Sim World has officially entered phase 2 of development, but what does this mean for the sim? Simply a lot of new features and exciting updates such as the addition of airliners in the future…
This phase will see the sim released from Steam’s Early Access program as the development team moves towards making bigger, less frequent updates.
“We have some really exciting updates planned”, said Stephen Hood, Executive Producer. “We are working on weather and world improvements, IFR, and the introduction of sleeker, faster aircraft from business jets right through to the all-important airliners all delivered with the key features that support them. The feedback our community has given during Early Access has absolutely steered the program for what we bring to Flight Sim World next.”
The Phase 2 content schedule includes:
- A variety of aircraft including airliners
- IFR and ATC upgrades
- World improvements
- Dynamic and live weather
“We are confident that our players will feel the benefit of us focusing on their feature requests now Flight Sim World’s foundations are in place”, said Rob O’Farrell, SVP of Development. “Larger updates will really allow us to deliver high priority community features and aircraft this year.”
Since initial launch in May 2017, 15 updates have been released for Flight Sim World which have included the addition of Steam workshop functionality, passenger models, the ability to start all aircraft from a cold and dark state, advanced weather featuring trueSKY technology, lighting and rendering updates, as well as countless fixes and performance improvements.
The first major Phase 2 update is will release on Thursday 1st February and will feature Dynamic Weather.