Microsoft Flight Simulator uses real satellite data to project what is basically the entire globe. However, certain areas, locations and landmarks are hand crafted by the developer to further flesh out the game's environments.
These locations are still being updated after launch, and the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update covers the Iberian Peninsula. Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra have all been enhanced, with iconic locations like Barcelona updated with some of the city's most recognisable landmarks.
These trailers are extremely well done and to be honest, it's kind of awe-inspiring how much detail Asobo has crammed into Microsoft Flight Simulator. Even the non-enhanced areas look extremely convincing while taking flight!
This particular update goes live today, March 24th, across both the PC and Xbox Series X|S versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. In total, World Update 8 delivers four handcrafted airports, 99 custom points of interest, four bush trips, four new discovery flights, and five new landing challenges.
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