The developers behind the massive pilot simulation game, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is back with a new release. The company has launched its new 2020 Developers update today and announced the exact date when they’ll launch Episode 8. The Episode 8 (IFR chapter) will be coming to an alpha version on May 28, 2020. For the people who don’t know IFR stands for International Flight Rules. In real life, IFR flights are very tough to handle because people cannot rely on flying conditions and visual navigations.
IFR is important when the aircraft operates in IMC (Instrument meteorological conditions), which means the pilot is flying blind. The developers updated the on top of the next deliverable with the new partnership update releasing in June.
— Microsoft Flight Simulator (@MSFSofficial) May 7, 2020
The Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Fans of flight simulation games have been waiting a long time for this update. But they waited especially for the stable alpha build. Developers are working hard to build on the alpha version 1.3.x.x. The Alpha build comes live over the week of May 11, 2020. The alpha build includes many fixes for patching the Airbus A320 based on community feedback. Also, the Boeing 747 is under repair for all minor bug fixes. The Flight Simulator 2020 is back online with the official website reporting the same.
With the new version of the alpha build coming, developers have offered an update on alpha invitation status. Ensuring that everyone that has received an acceptance email has access to the alpha has been completed. The team is currently assessing alpha participation options for adding more people while prioritizing access for those who registered early for pre-release build testing.
However, it is important that you play the game and give your opinion about it. The team is counting on its developers to receive massive feedback that will help increase sales. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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