The world in Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a major update, starting with the island nation of Japan. The first World Update features an upgraded digital elevation map across entire Japan, high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for six prominent Japanese cities (Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, and Yokohama), and six hand-crafted local airports (Hachijojima, Kerama, Kushiro, Nagasaki, Shimojishima, and Suwanosejima). Players will also be able to try their hand at executing a trio of exciting new Landing Challenges set at Japanese airports.
This update will be free and available on September 29, 2020. In addition to increasing the visual detail of the planet with future World Updates, Microsoft will also release Simulation Updates every 2-3 months that will further enhance the overall sim experience. On top of that, Microsoft is developing paid DLC’s that will roll out over the coming months and years as well as they continue to improve and evolve Microsoft Flight Simulator for many years to come.