If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 slated for second week of February

World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is running a bit behind, but the developers expect it to arrive around the second week of February.

Work on World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is nearly complete, along with the integration of photogrammetry cities into the sim.

This rather large update contains new aerials, new DEM, 80 POIs, five airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton, and Out Skerries), two landing challenges, and will also introduce five brand-new photogrammetry cities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, and Bristol. You can also expect visual and logical improvements to 85 more area airports, improved digital elevation data across the UK, and a trio of new activities.


Unfortunately, the new cities are behind the delay of World Update 3. But the Bing Maps team is working hard to make this happen and the data provider, Bluesky, is helping as well. A full 3D London is a critical element of this release.

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 Asobo Studio. The update is now expected to arrive between February 9 and February 11.

You can have a look at London in a couple of the images below, as well as Blarney Castle in Ireland, Forth Bridges in Scotlands, and Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England.

If you are interested in information on the latest third-party updates, be sure to hit up the latest blog posts.

Available now for PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series X/S in summer 2021.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Stephany is VG247’s News Editor. With a brain that lacks adhesive ducks, the ill-tempered, chaotic neutral fembot does her best to bring you the most interesting gaming news. She is also unofficially the site’s Lord of the Rings/Elder Scrolls Editor.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch