The US update is live now.
The return of the Flight Simulator series was a bright spot for many in the pile of trash year that was 2020. With incredible graphics and uncanny attention to detail, many people used it as a virtual escape into the skies above. It seems to have been a big success for Microsoft and developer Asobo Studios, and there is more to come.
One of the key selling points for the game is its gorgeous recreations of places via real world mapping systems. While it’s not perfect or complete, they have been slowly adding to it. For instance, they have added some to Japan as well as the United States, the latter of which was the focus of the last big update. On an official Twitch stream, the team talked about the third World update, saying it will focus on the UK. They plan to add 50-60 new points of interest from Britian, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on PC. The UK update will come in January of next year. The game is also set to come to Xbox consoles at some point, but as of now no time frame exists.