The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator, true to their promise of continuous post-launch work, are launching the second major world update of the airplane simulator after the one released a few months ago with Japan as the protagonist. This time Asobo Studio wants to offer pilots an improved flight experience in the United States through several attractive recreations in detail that we can see in the trailer that accompanies the news.
“World Update II: USA” includes an improved digital elevation model with resolution up to one meter, new air textures that significantly improve the appearance in several states of the country and four new handmade airports (Atlanta, Dallas / Fort Worth, Friday Harbor and New York Stewart). Also, we made visual improvements to 48 other airports and added 50 new high-fidelity points of interest across the country to make your trip across the states amazing in every way,” explains Jorg Neumann, director of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Among the sites to visit are the Grand Canyon in Colorado, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Chesapeake Bay and a long list of other sites that will keep users busy. “That’s not all: this update also includes new and exciting activities on each coast. Enjoy a discovery flight through some of the East Coast’s most iconic sites and fly northwest for another epic Alaska trip. Asobo Studio also mentions in the patch notes different improvements and fixes, such as photogrammetry load optimization, elimination of long distance offline air traffic, auto-pilot check, etc.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of Microsoft’s big bets this year, having sold one million copies in its first weeks being also a great attraction for Xbox Game Pass users on PC. The videogame has yet to reach Xbox consoles, where it is expected to be released next year.