Microsoft Flight Simulator’s third significant update has actually launched, which introduces significant changes to the surface of the UK and Ireland, and it features the above trailer, which I discover strangely stirring. Maybe it’s due to the fact that we’ve all been stuck inside for a year, but a tip of the scale and charm of the UK and Ireland from the skies … it’s simply the ticket today.
“Take flight into an area abundant with custom, culture and heritage– not to discuss a reasonable share of myth and legend,” writes Jorg Neumann, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator. “From seats of royalty to centers of finance, busy urban hubs to sprawling farms and cliffside towns, the splendor of the United Kingdom and Ireland is on complete screen with significant upgrades and visual improvements.”
The article enters into some detail on the upgrade, which features high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, London and Oxford, 5 brand-new airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton and Out Skerries), and adds “engaging architectural aspects throughout the area, varying from Victorian homes and british manors to countryside stone castles, churches and structures– and even some drive-thru restaurants.”
The upgrade likewise adds landmarks and points of interest, numerous of which are highlighted in the above trailer, including a fantastic flyover of Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North. The update also, in keeping with the interests of these isles’ inhabitants, goes out of its method to add some well-known football stadiums.