World Update 8 is out for Microsoft Flight Simulator with new enhanced scenery for Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra. Let’s have a look at some of the features!
POIs, airports, and more
The latest World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator comes with the now expected laundry list of features including new photogrammetry, points of interest, handcrafted airports and more.
Here’s what the official website had to say:
In Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VIII, this region has been enhanced with a variety of new, high resolution geographic improvements, including elevation data, photogrammetry, and aerial imagery for a stunning experience. This update includes four handcrafted airports, 99 custom points of interest (POIs), four bush trips, four new discovery flights, and five brand new landing challenges.FlightSimulator.com
100 airports had their information updated and another 1,000 airports across the world were added as part of the core game update (WU8 not required). That list is available here. Six cities received new photogrammetry. They are Lisbon, Barreiro, Malaga, Bilbao, Cascais, and Coimbra.
There’s a mammoth list of new points of interest and I wanted to note that they do include places like the Canary Islands. Infact, the opening shot of the trailer is of Tenerife where I’ve been flying in X-Plane 11 recently. Looks like I’ll be making a return visit in another sim! Speaking of the trailer, check it out!
Local Legend: Ju52 also saw a series of updates aimed at correcting some of the issues with that aircraft.