Over the past few months, Microsoft Flight Simulator has calmed down a bit, with the game stripped of all engines, especially for release. After all, hobby pilots had to wait quite a long time before getting their joysticks out of the basement again.
Now we continue with the new material. Because the endless expanse of Australia (well, the sea will come at some point) is now at your feet in even greater detail. In your hand luggage: over 500 airports that are no longer available, new activities and more.
Before we get down to business, we’ll bring you to Cloud Nine with the official trailer for the new update:
Flight Simulator – Australia update captivates with exciting new content
Pirates in the Outback
Australia update is on 31 January 2022 Released and free of charge for all owners of the main game. So you don’t have to reach for your wallet to see the habitats of kangaroos, koalas and wombats from above.
Although you’ve been able to explore Australia with an aircraft of your choice since its release, the quality of the underlying satellite data is said to have increased significantly with the new update. It doesn’t matter if it’s Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane – these and 7 other cities have been redrawn using photogrammetry.
The Australian landscape is also breathtaking at dizzying heights. There’s also a lot more to discover, thanks to a total of 94 points of interest.
And there’s more than enough to do: in addition to relaxing sightseeing, you can certainly take part in the total 16 New Activities Capture. These include 5 outback trips, 6 discovery flights and 5 landing challenges.
These bush trips are waiting for you:
- southeast australia
- desert by sea
- great Barrier Reef
- North West Kimberly Coast
The following are reconnaissance flights:
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
To complete landing challenges:
- mount hotham
Missing airports finally come into play
But every tank runs empty: then it’s time to land, and not necessarily somewhere in the middle with Mrs. Schnabeltier, but right at an airport. For Australia, Melbourne-based company Orbx Simulation Systems has recreated a total of 4 airports by hand:
- YLRE – Longreach
- YMBT – Mount Beauty
- YPBO – Paraburdu
- YSHL – Shellharbour
At least high-resolution details were provided to the other 100 landing stations. and also 500 more airports Around the world, those who have so far been conspicuous by their absence are finally finding their way into the sport as well.
Anyone who has always wanted to travel to Australia without being bitten by a venomous spider or snake after three meters can now make that dream a reality, at least virtually. Please stay hooked all the time!
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