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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 Has Been Delayed

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 was originally scheduled for release earlier this week, but Asobo Studio, the team behind the critically acclaimed simulator announced that the update was given more time for additional polish and would release in the following days.

“Work on World Update 3 is nearly complete and we have started to integrate the photogrammetry cities into the sim. There is a bit more integration work to be done and then various data passes that need to be completed, but progress has been very good.” Said the developers in a blog post.

In a new development update, Asobo Studio affirms that World Update 3, will go live sometime between February 9 and February 11.

According to the development team, the content brings five brand-new photogrammetry cities in the UK region, Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, and Bristol as well as nearly 80 POIs, five new meticulously hand-crafted airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton and Out Skerries), and visual and logical improvements to 85 more area airports.

The development team at Asobo Studio also revealed the roadmap of future content to be added to Microsoft Flight Simulator in February.

February 4th:

  • Partnership Series Release – TBA
  • Feedback Snapshot
  • SDK Update
  • 3rd Party Update

February 11th:

  • Feedback Snapshot
  • SDK Update
  • 3rd Party Update

February 18th:

  • Partnership Series Release – TBA
  • Feedback Snapshot
  • SDK Update
  • 3rd Party Update

February 23rd:

  • Sim Update 3

February 25th:

  • Feature Discovery Series Ep. #11: TBA
  • Development Roadmap Update March-May
  • Feedback Snapshot
  • SDK Update
  • 3rd Party Update

Xbox reached Asobo Studio for the development of Microsoft Flight Simulator after a successful collaboration that saw positive results of Xbox 360 games based on the Kinect technology.  Asobo was founded in 2002 and has vast experience working on several platforms. They affirm that their success is based on their emphasis on team work, and excellent internal communication,

Source: Asobo Studio

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