As soon as the last update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has appeared, developer Asobo Studio has already added. In one Livestream The developers announced the current status and the near future of flight simulation another world update an.
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World Update 3: Britain is getting prettier
After Japan and the USA, a swivel to Europe will follow soon. More specifically, the third World Update will revamp the UK with new data and aerial photos. The focus is on England, Scotland and Waleswhich will be provided with 50 to 60 new sights, visually improved airports and new procedurally generated buildings.
When does the update appear? If everything goes according to plan, World Update 3 should appear on January 26, 2021.
What about Ireland? Geography connoisseurs should have already noticed: Great Britain naturally also includes Northern Ireland. The developers are currently compiling all of the data in order to revise the entire landscape of Ireland. Whether this will be ready by the third World Update cannot currently be answered.
VR update will follow in a few weeks
You have been able to register for the VR Beta of Flight Simulator for some time and put the function through its paces.
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With the Sim Update 2 on December 22nd VR support should then be activated for all players. While only Windows Mixed Reality headsets have been supported so far, the patch also adds implementations for all common VR glasses such as the Oculus Rift or Valve Index.
This is how it continues with the Flight Simulator
In the coming year, the developers want keep switching between sim and world updates. Players can expect further major updates, which are accompanied by slightly smaller patches in between. The roadmap until February 2021 currently looks as follows:
The big World Update in January will follow accordingly Another sim update in February. However, the developers are silent about the exact content, because not all details have been determined yet.
In addition, the team has already announced that it will come back to previous World Updates in the future. For example, the USA is much too large as a land mass to be completely revised within a patch. When that will be the case is currently only in the stars.