It is old news that DTG are developing a new simulator. The point that has (maybe) been unclear, was what kind of simulator DTG are developing. They have been gathering information and are planing for release in 2016.
I found following information on the Steam Forum:
We do indeed have a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting us the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft’s genre-defining flight technology.
You can find out more here – http://www.dovetailgames.com/news/2014/jul/9/dovetail-games-licensing-deal-with-microsoft-takes-flight
From these two facts, release in 2016 and based on Microsoft’s flight technology, I can go into speculating as to say:
– DTG is developing a successor to the Flight Simulator, maybe even that much compatible with FSX, that it won’t be much of a problem for developers to adapt to it
– they are definitely not writing it from the base up, but most likely doing the job similar to LM – with a different approach
It is all just a speculation, I just found the above statement a very interesting one.