World Update 1: Japan Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated to bring World Update 1: Japan into the game. The major content expansion is available for players on PC via Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10, and Steam.

In World Update 1: Japan, players will find a brand new high-resolution digital elevation map that spans the entire country. In addition, there is high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for a half-dozen major cities including Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, and Yokohama. An additional six airports have been added in Hachijojima, Kerama, Kushiro, Nagasaki, Shimojishima, and Suwanosejima.

On the more aesthetic front, players will find new pagoda-style architecture, and almost two dozen hand-crafted landmarks and points of interest. This will allow players to explore World Heritage sites, skyscrapers, bridges, and shrines.

Check out the Microsoft Flight Simulator post on Xbox Wire to read all of the details.


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