Visit Ireland and the UK in the February update for Flight Sim.
Last year’s Microsoft Flight Simulator reminded many flight sim fans of why they love the genre. Its realistic plane models, incredible real-time weather tracking, and hyper-detailed cockpit interiors allowed gamers to escape the confines of their homes. This proved to be especially important in a year of lockdowns and quarantine. Today, the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 UK update went live for fans all around the world.
According to a Microsoft blog post, the update features “high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for the renowned cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, London and Oxford, five new meticulously hand-crafted airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton and Out Skerries), visual and logistical improvements to 85 more area airports, and improved digital elevation information across the U.K.”
The world of @MSFSOfficial keeps getting bigger.
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 16, 2021
This new update allows players to truly be immersed as if they were actually flying through the UK and Ireland. With the additional high-resolution assets and landmarks, Flight Simulator is going to be easier than ever to get lost in.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 UK update is the third in a series of World Updates that Asobo Studios has been rolling out for the game. Each update focuses on a different part of the world to fill with high-res assets and hyper-detailed monuments. World Update 1 focused on detailing Japan and World Update 2 completed the USA. World Update 4 was announced to cover France and Benelux and was set to release sometime in March, however, with World Update 3’s delay, it’s likely that the initially announced release schedule might have shifted around.
World Update 3 is free for all Microsoft Flight Simulator owners and is live now.
The game is available on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10, and Steam, but is scheduled to come out on Xbox Series X | S this summer. Make sure to check out our review of the game right here and stick with DualShockers for all future Flight Simulator updates.