Developer Adobo’s slow and steady improvement of Microsoft Flight Simulator’s already stunning recreation of Earth continues today with the arrival of its latest global update, this time giving Italy and Malta the wonderful makeover treatment.
Today’s update in Italy and Malta marks the ninth global update to be released for Flight Simulator since its launch in 2020, and follows similar improvements for Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
As always, Asobo has crammed a whole lot into its latest global update, including four handcrafted airports across Italy and Malta – Palermo Airport (LICJ), Sondrio Airport (LILO), Marina di Campo Airport (LIRJ) and Bolanzo Airport (LIPB) – plus upgrades for 100 existing airports.
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This is in addition to 94 new points of interest for Italy and 11 more for Malta (detailed in detail below), new elevation data, new aerial imagery, as well as an overhaul of photogrammetry for 12 cities: Ancona, Bari, Cittadella, Milan, Naples, Padua, Paestum, Parma, Pavia, Perugia, Rome, Turin and Venice. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a trailer yet to accompany today’s release, so instead, why not imagine all of the above in your head while I hum a majestic tune?
Wait, though, because that’s not quite it yet. For fans of Flight Simulator’s wonderful curated experiences, today’s Global Update brings nine more. There are three bush trips (The Apennines, Tour of Sardinia, Journey to Sicily), three new discovery flights around Venice, Rome and Florence, as well as three new landing challenges – Reggio Calabria (Epic), Palermo Falcone Borsellino (Strong Wind) and Genova Setri (Epic).
Flight Simulator World Update 9 is now free to download on Xbox and PC (and is also available via Xbox Cloud Gaming), but players will need to update their game first and then head to the in-game market in order to retrieve new content.
Flight Simulator’s Italy and Malta makeover marks Asobo’s third global update of 2022. Based on previous developer feedback, we can expect at least three more before the end of the year. , as well as various new Sim updates, DLSS supportand of course, helicopters. And before all that, there is the not insignificant affair of the free extension Top Gun of Flight Simulator, which Asobo recently confirmed will arrive on May 25.
And finally, as promised, the 105 new points of interest of the day in full:
Alianz Stadium (Juventus) Arch of Constantine Verona Arena Basilica of San Petronio Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta Basilica of San Francesco Bastioni of Siracusa Bigo Biosfera Castle of Brunico Capo Santa Maria Di Leuca Lighthouse of Caserta Royal Palace Castel Del Monte Castel San Michele (+ Heliport) Castel Savoia Castello Di Celano Castello Di Graines Castello Di Miramare Castello Di Roccascalegna Castello Di Verres Castello Estense Castello Monforte Castello Sforzesco Castelsardo Castle of Corigliano Calabro Castle of Serravalle Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore Placemark Church of Santa Maria Della Pietà Citylife (Milan) ( Few skyscrapers) Civita Di Bagnoregio (+Bridge) Diga Di Santa Giustina Duomo Di Milano Duomo Di Modena Duomo Di Orvieto Duomo Di Parma Duomo Di Siena Faro Di Capo Caccia Fausto Bisantis Bridge Fénis Castle Fort Manoel Fort St Angelo Forte Di Bard Gorizia Castle Grotta Di Nettuno Il- Forti Tigné Isola Bella Isola Di Capo Rizzuto And The Aragonese Castle Kirc hturm Von Altgr aun Le Morge Lighthouse of Genoa Maradona Stadium (Stadio San Paolo) Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuevo) Maxxi, National Museum Mdina Old Town MiCo. Gate 2 Mmm Corones Modigliani Forum Mole Antonelliana Monte Santo Di Lussari Monument to the Parish of Vittorio Emanuele Ii Mosta Museo Archeologico Di Napoli – Sezione Egizia Napoli Afragola Station Ta’Qali National Stadium Nuraghe Su Nuraxi Palazzo Pitti Pantheon Parish Church of Mellieha Passo Dello Stelvio Piazza Dei Miracoli (Torre Di Pisa) Mill Square Dam PortoMaso Business Tower Ras Sendemast Reggia Di Venaria Rocca Calascio San Marco Basilica San Siro Stadium Santissima Trinità Di Saccargia Santuario Di Loreto Scala Dei Turchi Saint Agatha Tower (Red Tower) Valentine’s Day (Kastelruth) Church of St Paul’s Cathedral Stadio Friuli Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadio Olimpico Stadio Renato Dall’Ara Statua Del Redentore (Maratea) Stela Della Madonna Della Lettera Tempio Voltiano Temple Of Concordia Dingli Cliffs Timmelsjoch – Telescope Landmark Torre Astura Torre Degli Asinelli E Garisenda Torre Della Pelosa Torri Di San Marino Tre Cime Di Lavaredo E Rifugi o Locatelli Tropea Gro tta Del Palombaro Vajont Dam Vatican City Venice Railway Bridge Viadotto Italia Viadotto Sfalassà Villa Olmo – Como
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