The Xbox Gamescom stream kicks off the all-digital multiple day event with a look at what’s to come for Microsoft’s console. One of the highlights from the stream is the updates coming to Flight Simulator.
Jorg Neumann, the head of the Microsoft Flight Simulator team, explained what’s to come for the highly successful simulator game. He started off by saying that the Top Gun Maverick DLC is still coming with the release of the movie, but since the movie hasn’t released anything up until now, he can’t show anything yet.
Neumann instead announced the World Update 6, dropping in September. This update specifically adds details and highlights the Gamescom area—meaning Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are getting more details added. With 3D-models of famous landmarks, more details on cities, and the Alps beautifully reanimated, Flight Simulator wants you to step foot in a plane and discover these areas.
Speaking of the planes, Neumann also talked about how they’re adding a new feature to the World Updates called “Local Legends.” This feature highlights planes that are well-known locally but not to the broader public. For World Update 6, the plane that got recreated for Flight Simulator is the 1930s three-engined Junkers Ju 52. This plane gets added for free on September 7.
The last big announcement Neumann made was a partnership with Reno Air Race, coming fall 2021. In this update, players will be able to participate in multiplayer races. You’ll get to take on your friends in races all across the world.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for Xbox consoles and PC.