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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


At Tokyo Game Show 2020, the first online event of its kind, Microsoft has teased a "Japan" update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

This first "world update" to make the world of the Microsoft Flight Simulator even more realistic, will add a host of content, includes landmarks such as Hōryū Temple and Gunkanjima, photogrammetric recreations of six cities across the country such as Sendai, Tokyo, and Yokohama, six airports including Hachijojima Island by manual modeling, and many more.

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Photogrammetry is a technology for reproducing 3D shapes from aerial photos and other images, and is the main technology used in Google Earth and other high-resolution 3D city maps.

In addition to specific landmarks, cities, and airports, the use of higher-accuracy elevation maps improves the reproduction of the entire country, including its natural topography.

In addition to new structures and improved accuracy, the game will also add new landing challenges that land at airports under certain conditions, as well as discovery tours that allow players to tour Japan's landmarks from the air. It adds to the fun of flying in Japan.

The names of places and landmarks that can be seen in the trailer are, for example

Kushiro Airport, Matsushima Bay, Sendai City, Utsunomiya City, Hachijō-Jima, Hakone Town, Yokohama City, "Tower of the Wind" Kawasaki Artificial Island, Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kobe Port Tower, Shirakawa-go, Amanohashidate, Great Seto Bridge, Itsukushima Shrine, Ikitsuki Bridge, Takamatsu City, Tokushima City, Matsushima City, Himeji Castle, Kerama Airport, Mount Aso, Nagasaki Airport, Hashima (Gunkanjima), Suwanosejima Airport, Shimojishima Airport, Hōryū Temple.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Japan World Update will be available for free on September 29.


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.