Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 7 is all about Australia

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Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio has revealed what’s coming with the aircraft game’s subsequent large World Update – and the reply will likely be heading down below. Head of Microsoft Flight Sim Jorg Neumann has revealed within the studio’s newest dev livestream that World Update VII will likely be all about Australia.

“Some of you, because you pay attention, saw that we actually skipped a World Update,” Neumann says within the stream (beneath). He explains that the staff was considering about launching one in October, however with a lot else occurring – the Xbox model, Game of the Year version, and Reno Air Races DLC, for instance – the devs thought, (*7*) Neumann confirms that World Update VII launches on January 25 and that, with a drum roll-style buildup for impact, this’ll be focussing on enhancing Australia by way of varied means.

“As always, we have a ton of POIs, we’ve got new DEM [digital elevation model] which is really cool, new aerials, and, in this case, what’s also really nice is the big maps team had a ton of city data, so we are busy crunching photogrammetry data right now.” Neumann provides that the staff doesn’t “quite know yet how many cities we can have”, however he explains that they’ve “prioritised them” and, excitingly, provides that, “the one thing I’m pretty sure of is it’s going to be more 3D cities than we’ve had probably in any other World Update, which is neat.” Neat certainly.

There was no actual element about what’s to return with World Update VII shared past this announcement, however with it due out in a pair months, hopefully we’ll get to listen to extra quickly. You can catch the announcement from the 5:36 mark beneath:

There was additionally a complete lot else to take a look at, so do get cosy and benefit from the stream in full in the event you’re eager to listen to extra about the game’s growth progress, the devs take some neighborhood questions, and another thrilling teases for upcoming content material (it seems like there could possibly be a Boeing 757 on the best way, as Twinfinite stories).

For now, you may all the time go decide up the brand new Reno Air Races DLC in the event you’re eager for some experiences in MFS.