Microsoft has confirmed that the first world update for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be entirely focused on Japan. In a video featuring Jorg Neumann during Tokyo Games Show 2020, he confirmed the first details for the ‘World Update’ which will release next week.
The first of many ‘World Updates’ will start by covering the country of Japan with a huge overhaul making the experience that much more immersive. As promised before the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the ‘World Update’ will be much more than just new aerial imagery as locations such as Tokyo, Mount Fuji and more will all be vastly improved over what is currently available in the simulator. Using the photogrammetry technology in other cities, Japan will be much more lifelike than before. In addition, a new digital elevation map has also been added.
Alongside the new imagery and city details, there will be six new hand-crafted airports including Kushiro Airport, Hachijo-Jima Airport, Nagasaki Airport and more.
New landing challenges and an all-new bush trip will also be made available when the update releases.
You can watch Jorg’s video message during TGS, along with a new trailer for the upcoming ‘World Update’.
— Xbox Japan (@Xbox_JP) September 24, 2020
The new update will be free and released on September 29th 2020 for all current owners of the simulator, including those on Xbox Games Pass for PC.