Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator Getting First Free World Update Next Week Featuring Japan

During its Tokyo Game Show livestream, Microsoft and Asobo announced the first world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

During the Xbox Tokyo Game Show livestream, Microsoft and Asobo announced the first world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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The update will feature Japan and will come on September 29. As promised earlier this year, it will be distributed for free.

It will include six new hand-crafted airports, six Japanese cities upgraded with photogrammetry, new digital elevation data, new landing challenges and discovery flights, and plenty of landmarks.

This is pretty big news considering that this kind of content coming for free would cost at the very least $100-150 in third-party add-ons in previous flight simulators.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is certainly gorgeous, as you can see in the thousands of images I shared from my recent flight around the world, but it’s awesome to hear that Japan will soon look even better.

Below you can check out the video that was revealed during the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pue2-OS4Kl8

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s new and groundbreaking game.

sizable update has been released a few days ago, focusing on addressing many issues involving the game’s more complex systems.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam. An Xbox version is also planned for the future but has no release date for now.

You can also check out our growing guide wiki that includes more information that can help you get started in the game.


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Giuseppe Nelva
Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.