Microsoft Flight Simulator’s ninth World Update focuses on Italy and Malta
The latest World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
This ninth World Update puts the focus on Italy and Malta and includes “the latest geospatial data available, including digital elevation modeling, aerial and satellite imagery, and triangulated irregular network (TIN) modeling of 20 cities, including Rome, Naples, Venice, and Milan,” according to Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Players can expect handcrafted versions of Palermo Airport (LICJ) in Sicily, Sondrio Airport (LILO) in the southern Tyrol, Marina di Campo Airport (LIRJ) on Elba Island, and Bolanzo Airport (LIPB) in the southern Tyrol, as well as enhancements to more than 100 other airports in these areas.
Developer Asobo Studio has also added 94 points of interest from Italy and 11 points of interest from Malta, including Dingli Cliff, Fort St. Angelo, Temple of Concordia, Allianz Stadium, Castel Savoia, and more.
Finally, World Update IX adds three Bush Trips, three Discovery Flights, and three new Landing Challenges.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream.