The fourth major content update to Microsoft Flight Simulator arrived today in the form of World Update IV, and this one touts scenery upgrades to Western Europe. France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are now packed with scenery enhancements for various cities, airports, landmarks, and more.
All of the countries mentioned above now feature improved elevation data and aerial imagery, while Paris and Amsterdam have now been upgraded with high-resolution 3D photogrammetry. Megève, Nice, and Rotterdam airports have also been given the "hand-crafted" treatment, with 100 other airports in the area receiving visual and logistical improvements.
Over 100 famous landmarks in the region have been implemented manually for extra detail, including "castles and cathedrals, monuments and museums, palaces, bridges, lighthouses, dams, windmills and stadiums." The developer also revealed there are new architectural elements present in its procedural generation algorithm for adding more authenticity.
The complete patch notes for Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update IV (184.108.40.206) can be seen here. The update is now available to download for free for owners of the game on the Microsoft Store and Steam, as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers. After updating the sim, players can find the new content in the marketplace as the FRBENELUX bundle.