Since its introduction in August 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator represents a huge project for the Asobo Studio teams. Even when the game is officially released, the technologies used will be constantly improved to make the gameplay and rendering more accurate and faithful to the original, be it in terms of devices, appearance and handling or at the level of terrestrial landscapes. Therefore, Microsoft Flight Simulator There are two main types of updates: regular updates that focus on game performance and World Updates that focus on improving the rendering of certain areas. After the United States, Japan and the British Isles is the France and Benelux benefit from this special care. On this occasion, Xboxsquad was invited to one detailed presentation of this World Update 4, together with Xbox France and Asobo Studio. What will she bring with her? When will it be available? We tell you everything!
France and the Benelux countries more beautiful than ever!
In the preamble Martial Bossard and David DedeineThe executive producer and creative director, but also co-founder of Asobo Studio, briefly recalled the way the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Simply put, the game is based on machine learning techniques that make it possible to reproduce the reliefs and infrastructures of the entire earth without human intervention. This offers an impressive result, which in particular makes it possible to display certain elements such as buildings or trees precisely in their position using satellite data. However, this technology does not make it possible to improve the appearance of buildings with high precision, which is one of the current limitations.
This is where another process comes into play, photogrammetry. With recordings from different angles of buildings and / or areas, this technique enables a more precise and precise modeling of the relevant elements.
Several cases were featured during this presentation to illustrate the impact of this upgrade provided through these world updates using three types of examples: a city, a natural area, and finally an airport.
Paris and Amsterdam as standard bearers!
Within every world update from Microsoft Flight SimulatorOne or more cities benefit from more accurate modeling to transcribe their real-world aspect into the game. In this fourth update, the Paris case was widely highlighted. In fact, the very high density of buildings could not initially be transcribed into the game. However, given the special attention paid to the capital by means of photogrammetry, the City of Light is now more beautiful than ever and many important locations are now faithfully reproduced. For some of them, like the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, the Asobo Studio teams have taken even more precise care through 3D modeling by artists made by artists. The other city The capital of the Netherlands, which also received special attention in this World Update 4, is: Amsterdam.
The Mont-Blanc more and more majestic!
Obviously, the French territories and the Benelux have many important natural areas, including Microsoft Flight Simulator
Airport modeling: the case of Nice
With more than 40,000 airports around the world, the Asobo Studio teams obviously had to make a decision to model them as accurately as possible. Some of them (the list of which had been given for the various editions at the start of the game) were entitled to a finer representation of the infrastructures and the entire life in them, such as the Roissy Charles-De-Gaulle airport. With World Update 4, three more airports can now show a more realistic face: Fine, Megève
When will World Update 4 be available?
So far we only know that this fourth world update is from Microsoft Flight Simulator was planned for this month of April according to the calendar presented by Asobo Studio. However, given the relatively recent example of the previous example in relation to the UK and Ireland, it is to be feared that the example in relation to France and the Benelux countries will suffer the same shifts. Well no the world update 4 of Microsoft Flight Simulator won’t suffer the same delay! You will therefore be able to admire all these contributions very soon and (re) discover the beauty of our national territory.
What about console output from Microsoft Flight Simulator ?
The question was obviously asked Martial Bossard and David Dedeine. Do you have more information about the Air Simulator release window on Xbox Series X and S like this? Unfortunately No further information on this page. No doubt more elements will be revealed in June during the E3 period. We must therefore continue to be satisfied with the current release window, which is planned for this summer.
What about the next world update?
As we said earlier and reminded the two representatives of the Bordeaux studio, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a titanic project that involves continuous work to improve it both technically and aesthetically. So you could ask This will be the next area eligible for its World Update. UnfortunatelyWhile these have confirmed that game development / improvement will continue, they are not Further details on these future additions cannot be given yet.