Microsoft Flight Simulator’s first major update is all about the country of Japan and will be available next week, Microsoft and Asobo Studio declared at Tokyo Game Show.
“The Bing Maps team delivered 6 incredible photogrammetry cities and an all-new digital elevation map that increases the detail of the entirety of Japan significantly. We also had help from Gaya Simulations, an excellent scenery and airport developer,” Asobo said in a recent update.
As part of the major update, Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive six true-to-life airports — Kerama, Shimojisjima, Suwanosejima, Nagasaki, Hachijojima and Kushiro — alongside 20 new points of interest (POIs).
“In addition to increasing the visual detail of the planet with future World Updates, we also plan to add Simulation Updates every 2-3 months that will further enhance the overall sim experience,” Asobo continued. “On top of that, we are developing some exciting paid DLC that we plan to rollout over the coming months and years, and we will share more information in the future.”
Expect World Update 1: Japan on 29 September.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available on Windows PC, part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription program.
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