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Microsoft Flight Simulator Introduces World Update VII: Australia

PRESS RELEASE

Put on your pilot hat and get ready to fly as World Update VII: Australia is now live in Microsoft Flight Simulator!

Check out the Xbox Wire post below to learn more about the world update.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Introduces World Update VII: Australia

by Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator

Soar over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, visit the vast regions of Western Australia, and marvel at the natural beauty of Mount Wellington. From the dusty red outback to shimmering coastlines and sugar white sand beaches, explore the country’s most spectacular sights.

A country known for being as diverse as it is beautiful, this great Southern land presents a bucket list of jaw-dropping natural formations and modern man-made wonders – now enhanced with exceptional graphic improvements.

Orbx Simulation Systems, based in Melbourne, Australia, has handcrafted four airports and added high-resolution detail to over 100 others. The update also includes 94 custom crafted points of interest (POIs). And there are 16 new activities, including five bush trips, six discovery flights, and five landing challenges that will take Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots Down Under in our largest update yet.

Handcrafted Airports

  • YLRE – Longreach
  • YMBT – Mount Beauty
  • YPBO – Paraburdoo
  • YSHL – Shellharbour

Bush Trips

  • Tasmania
  • Southeastern Australia
  • Sea to Desert
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Northwestern Kimberly Coast

Landing Challenges

  • Brisbane
  • Shellharbour
  • Mt Hotham
  • Katoomba
  • Mabuiag

Discovery Flights

  • Gold Coast
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

New Photogrammetry Cites (in collaboration with Bing Maps)

  • Adelaide
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Hobart
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Townsville
  • Bunbury
  • Mackay

 

 

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