Microsoft was supposed to launch the major World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator focusing on the UK (and Ireland) today, but it wasn’t to be.
Official word has come via Twitter that the update is in its final polish phase and will release on Tuesday, Feb.16.
We know that London, Birmingham Oxford, Cambridge, and Bristol will get new photogrammetry alongside 70 points of interest, a brand new digital elevation map, and five airports (Manchester Barton (EGCB), Liverpool John Lennon (EGGP), Land’s End (EGHC), Barra (EGPR), and Out Skerries (EG78).
Below you can check out the first screenshots showing off locations in Ireland, which will also be part of the update.
You can check out the announcement below.
A few of days ago, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
Incidentally, if you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Landmarks Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.