The new Microsoft Flight Simulator got a release date: August 18th. After the announcement, several devs started giving updates on their development plans for the new simulator. Because we think it can be useful for you to efficiently buy addons that you will be able to use in the new simulator as well, if you’re interested in buying it, we wanted to make a Megathread to give an overview, per developer and per addon, what is going to happen.
The table is sorted alphabetically by the name of the developer, as are the addons in each category. Note that only addons about which we know something are included in this list, whether that means that it will or will not be made compatible.
If you find info that is not yet included in this list, report it below this article. We will do our best to update the list as soon as new info is released. Make sure to bookmark this article so you can check the compatibility of your favorite addons later.
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- A2A Simulations
- Aeroplane Heaven
- AirWorthy Designs
- Digital Design
- Drzewiecki Design
- FlightBeam Studios
- FLYT Simulations
- Gaya Simulations
- Majestic Software
- NextGen Simulations
- Pacific Islands Simulation
- Photosim Labs
- REX Simulations
- Sierrasim Simulations
- Tailstrike Designs
- TDM Design
- TFDi Design
- Vidan Design
A2A Simulations made it clear in a post over at their website, that they are currently working on an Aerostar 600 aircraft for Prepar3D and MSFS2020. It was also mentioned, that the developers will now focus on the Aerostar 600 only until its release. The release date wasn’t mentioned.
A2A Simulations have decided, that they don’t want to convert their addons to the new simulator, but that they want to develop the aircraft from scratch to use the full potential of the new simulator.
|Aerostar 600||N/A||Is currently developed|
Aeroplane Heaven has confirmed development for MSFS2020 but did not share anything specific. They are very excited to develop for the new platform and will announce more at a later date.
Aerosoft has confirmed a strong partnership with Asobo Studio and has confirmed the development of sceneries and aircraft for the new simulator.
|OnAir Airline Manager||N/A||Has a beta connector to the latest FS2020 Alpha|
|Brussels||EBBR||WIP for P3D v4, but the tools used are intended for MSFS. Previews|
|CRJ Professional||N/A||Will be converted|
|Paderborn Airport||EDLP||Will be converted and included as default|
In a single screenshot posted on the Facebook page, Airworthy Designs announced that they will also be developing for MSFS. No information is currently available about what products they will bring across.
Carenado has a long list of aircraft for both P3D and X-Plane. We don’t know about all of those aircraft yet, but there have been a few new products announced. Read the article here.
|Cessna 182T Skylane||C182||Released|
|Mooney M20R||M20R||Will be converted|
CentralSim has confirmed through their Facebook page, that their sceneries will be available for MSFS2020. Which ones has not been made clear, but we know for certain, that Cusco Airport (SPZO) is being currently in-development for MSFS2020.
Will release information about scenery conversions after the release of the simulator.
Drzewiecki Design has previewed an undefined airport for MSFS2020 to serve testing purposes. Development for MSFS2020 and the conversion of their sceneries has not been confirmed yet.
|Moscow Landmarks||Announced. Previewed|
FlightBeam Studios, exactly 10 years after starting developing for P3D/XP11, has confirmed development plans for the MSFS2020. Few weeks later, Denver Airport (KDEN) rendition for MSFS2020 has been announced.
|Auckland||NZAA||Is being developed for MSFS|
FlyTampa shared a screenshot of several control towers, rendered in MSFS2020. Based on that we can assume that the airports where those towers are will be converted. This does not mean that these are the only airports that will be converted.
|Amsterdam||EHAM||Tower previewed in MSFS|
|Athens||LGAV||Tower previewed in MSFS|
|Boston||KBOS||Tower previewed in MSFS|
|Las Vegas||KLAS||Tower previewed in MSFS|
|St.-Maarten||TNCM||Confirmed to be converted in the comments|
|Sydney||YSSY||Tower previewed in MSFS|
|Vienna||LOWW||Tower previewed in MSFS|
FS2Crew has recently confirmed development plans for the MSFS2020 via their Facebook page mentioning few “secret plans” that should be very much related to FS2Crew, but with a different implementation. Specific products that will be converted have not been shared.
Developer has confirmed, that they will continue developing for Prepar3D and FSX.
There is no full list of what sceneries will or won’t be developed for the new simulator.
|Basel-Freiburg-Mulhouse||LFSB||Will be converted. Previewed.|
|GSX||N/A||Will be converted. Previewed.|
|Chicago O’Hare||KORD||Will be converted. Previewed.|
Read the article here.
|Billy Bishop Toronto City||CYTZ||No conversion planned|
|Calgary v1||CYYC||No conversion planned, v2 is WIP, platforms TBD|
|Cancun||MMUN||No conversion planned|
|Edmonton International Airport||CYEG||Will be converted|
|Kelowna||CYLW||Will be converted|
|London, Ontario||CYXU||In dev for P3D, probably converted to MSFS|
|Quebec City||CYQB||No conversion planned|
|Tocumen||MPTO||No conversion planned, rework was planned, platforms TBD|
|Vancouver||CYVR||WIP for P3D and MSFS. Previewed here|
In a forum post originally intended to inform about the A320-X and A321-X update, FSLabs mentioned their plans with MSFS2020. Based on that, they can’t tell us anything specific as they are under several NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreement), but it was mentioned, that they have been carefully aligning their business to explore the possibilities.
FLYT Simulations have confirmed the development of their rendition of Frasca Field (C16) for MSFS2020 via their Facebook page with few previews included. FLYT Simulations will not stop developing for X-Plane 11.
|Frasca Field||C16||Will be converted|
Read the full announcement in the article here.
|Berlin-Tegel||EDDT||WIP for P3D, XP and MSFS|
|Florence||LIRQ||WIP for P3D, XP and MSFS|
|Kos||LGKO||Will be converted. Previewed|
|Kristiansand||ENCN||WIP for P3D, XP and MSFS|
|Vienna Schwewat||LOWW||Will be converted. Previewed here and here|
|Zell am See||LOWZ||Released|
|Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International||KATL||Previewed with screenshot.|
JustSim has shared a single screenshot of an ATC tower render in MSFS. It looks like a previously undeveloped airport, at least by JustSim. We don’t know if they will convert their current products to the new platform.
LatinVFR has in a rather short post over at their Facebook page announced the development for MSFS2020. It was mentioned, that Prepar3D sceneries will still be developed.
|Bradley International||KBDL||Free MSFS version for owners of the P3D version|
|Miami International Airport||KMIA||Will be converted. Previewed|
Milviz has confirmed the development of multiple aircraft for the new simulator.
|737-200||N/A||Will be converted|
|T-50||N/A||Will be converted|
|B-55||N/A||Will be converted|
|Cessna 310R||N/A||Will be converted. Previewed|
|Gaudalajara||MMGL||WIP for P3D, some previews show the MSFS logo, but that logo has been removed from the screenshots.|
In a Facebookpost, Majestic explained that they did not get early access to the SDK, and have therefore not been able to start developing for the new platform. They did confirm that they’re planning on bringing the Q300 and Q400 to MSFS. This will take a lot of time, so don’t expect a release soon. They will make PILOT, PRO and TRAINING editions like they have for Prepar3D. A CAPTAIN version is still undecided about.
All sceneries will be ported across. See article here.
|Dublin||EIDW||Will be converted|
|Fuerteventura||GCFV||Will be converted, v2 is WIP|
|Helsinki||EFHK||WIP for P3D, will be converted after|
|Keflavik||BIKF||Will be converted|
|Lanzarote||GCRR||Will be converted|
|Lisbon||LPPT||Will be converted|
|Rome||LIRF||WIP for P3D, will be converted after|
|Palma de Mallorca||LEPA||Will be converted|
|Tenerife Vol. 1||GCTS||Will be converted, update WIP|
|Tenerife Vol. 2||GCXO||Will be converted, update WIP|
|Vagar||EKVG||Will be converted|
All of Navigraph’s products will be compatible with the new simulator. Both the charts and the airac cycles will continued to be updated for MSFS as well as other simulators.
NextGen Simulations have confirmed the development for MSFS2020 on July 21st via their Facebook page. They are currently evaluating which products should be converted to MSFS2020 and waiting for the final version of the SDK as the conversion isn’t easy. As of right now, they can’t share more information until the NDA is lifted.
Orbx has confirmed the development of multiple sceneries for MSFS2020 on August 9, 2020. For current owners of the sceneries for a different simulator, there is an upgrade fee. Products listed below will be released in the first wave. Information about further products has not been shared.
|London City Airport||EGLC||Released|
|London City Pack||N/A||Released|
|Leeds Bradford Airport||EGNM||Released|
|Orcas Island Airport||KORS||Released|
|Tacoma Narrows Airport||KTIW||Released|
|Hollywood Burbank Airport||KBUR||WIP for MSFS2020|
|Santa Barbara Municipal Airport||KSBA||WIP for MSFS2020|
Pacific Islands Simulation
In a Facebook post, Pacific Islands Simulation has confirmed, that they are planning to convert all their products to MSFS2020. The first scenery released for MSFS2020 will be their rendition of Cleveland International Airport which has been announced on July 23rd.
|Reno-Tahoe Intl.||KRNO||Will be converted|
|Incheon Intl.||RKSI||Will be converted|
|Hiroshima Intl.||RJOA||Will be converted|
|Manila Ninoy Aquino Int.||RPLL||Will be converted|
|Nagasaki Int & Omura||RJFU||Will be converted|
|Taiwan Toayuan Int.||RCTP||Will be converted|
|Chubu Centrair Int.||RJGG||Will be converted|
|Salt Lake City Int.||KSLC||Will be converted|
PESIM has announced that they will be converting their products to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. As there are new methods and tools used to develop for MSFS2020, they can’t estimate when the sceneries will be converted.
Their current plan is to finish the rendition of Biarritz Airport (LFBZ) before the end of the year. No new projects will be started before 2021. PESIM is planning to start developing for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2021.
This developer will bring all of its current P3D airports across to MSFS, but will continue development for P3D as well. You can read the full article here.
|Beef Island Airport||TUPJ||WIP, will be converted|
|The Berry Islands, Commonwealth of The Bahamas||MYBG, MYBC, MYBW||Will be converted|
|South Bimini & Cat Cay||MYBS, MYCC||Will be converted|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||TISX||WIP, will be converted. Upgrade fee.|
Whilst no official announcement has come from PILOT’s, we can derive from screenshots of their products what they’re working on and converting.
|Alicante||LEAL||Will be converted. Previewed here.|
|Santiago de Compostela||LEST||Will be converted. Previewed here.|
|Boeing 737NGXu||N/A||Will be converted, and released between Q4 2020 – Q2 2021|
|Boeing B747 QOTS II||N/A||Will be converted|
|Boeing B777||N/A||Will be converted|
|Douglas DC-6||N/A||Will be converted|
POSCON is compatible with MSFS without any necessary changes. If you have beta access to the network, you’ll be able to use it in the new simulator right away.
In a Discord message, Community Manager adam has explained that projectFLY will receive an update on Tuesday morning that will make the app compatible with MSFS.
|Ultimate 787 Collection||B787||Will be converted. Previews after release.|
REX Simulations have sended out emails to their customers mentioning their plans with the upcoming MSFS2020 platforms. It was made clear, that they are not planning to develop for MSFS2020 as of right now. They have few ideas in mind, but no plans just yet.
Sierrasim has announced that they will convert sceneries to the new simulator. Which ones will be made public after the release.
|Islamabad||OPIS||WIP for P3D and MSFS|
|A Pilot’s Life||Will work out of the box|
SimToolKitPro will be compatible with MSFS from release day.
As well as few other developers, SouthWings has confirmed the MSFS2020 plans in a Facebook post. Florent Martinot, CEO of SoutWings, wrote: “I’ll also be looking to port my sceneries to FS2020 when available but more on that later..“. Nothing more specific was shared.
|Reggio Calabria||LIRC||Announced for MSFS2020. Previewed|
TDM Design has shared a list of airports that they will be developing in 2020 and 2021. They are for both P3D and MSFS.
|Acoruña||LECO||WIP for P3D, preview for MSFS|
|Valencia||LEVC||Announced for P3D and MSFS|
|Vigo||LEVX||Announced for P3D and MSFS|
TFDi has a range of products. The utilities will all be converted. There’s no news yet about the Boeing 717 or MD-11.
|smartCARS||Compatible on launch|
|PACX||Compatible on launch|
Gary Summons, CEO, has confirmed on the forums that products will be converted to MSFS and that there will be upgrade costs. If it doesn’t take a lot of work, they will be free. Work for P3D and X-Plane will be on hold for some time, because the focus is on converting airports to MSFS. The latest timeline and release estimates that were published are not valid anymore.
We know that one airport is getting good progress, but won’t be released until many weeks after the release of MSFS. Which airport that is, we don’t know yet.
Although VATSIM is not a developer as others are in the list, VATSIM is an official MSFS2020 partner and will be compatible with the simulator on the day of release. If you want to learn more about the partnership, please see our article on the MSFS2020 Development Update from July 23rd.
This X-Plane developer is working on one to three GA airfields. Once they are released and the developer has some more experience with the SDK, they will start working on regional and international airports. Pricing is also announced: General aviation airports will cost between $6-9, regional airports will cost between $10-40, and international airports will cost between $14-20. Discounts for current owners will come.
Vidan Design has confirmed that they will convert their existing Danish sceneries, and new sceneries, to MSFS2020. It was also made clear that the sceneries will be available both through the built-in Marketplace and through external stores.
|Billund Airport||EKBI||Will be converted|
|Aalborg Airport||EKYT||Will be converted|
|Grenaa Airport||EKGR||Will be converted|
|Sindal Airport||EKSN||Will be converted|
|Herning Airport||EKHG||Will be converted|
|Saeby Ottestrup Airfield||EKSA||Will be converted|
|Bornholm Airport||EKRN||Will be converted|
|Sonderborg Airport||EKSB||Will be converted|
vPilot received an update on the 17th of August, including MSFS compatibilty.
Last update: 16.08: Added Qualitywings and SimArc OPIS