Microsoft Flight Simulator's Next World Update Focuses On The UK

World Update 3 will add new points of interest to England, Scotland, and Wales.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studios has revealed plans to tweak the United Kingdom in its next World Update for the flight sim. Japan was the first area to receive a new lick of paint back in September, while a number of new airports and points of interest were added to the USA earlier this week.

In a recent Twitch stream, Asobo laid out its roadmap for future updates, and the UK is next on the list with World Update 3 due out on January 28. The British Isles are set to be spruced up now that the studio has a new set of data for England, Scotland, and Wales. There's no map information for Northern Ireland available just yet, but head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann says the entirety of Ireland will be updated at some point in the future.

There will be between 50 and 60 points of interest added to the map in World Update 3, with Asobo using procedural tech to introduce new buildings to the UK, including churches. A number of airports will see improvements, too, such as Liverpool EGGP, Land's End, and Manchester Barton. No word yet on whether Buckingham Palace will still be an office building.

Aside from this, Asobo says it will be returning to the US with future World Updates that will include improvements to both Hawaii and Alaska, among other areas. VR support for all devices is also coming to the game in a December 22 update.

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