World Update 29.09.2020

well they choose 3 big cities like Yokohama, Sendai and Tokyo and the other 3 are small remote villages with great sceneries nature and sea

This is great but I wonder how long will we have to wait before a world update for UK since they have hinted all the first updates will be outside of Europe and US and will come every quarter.

That said there are freeware stop gaps to fill the void and as long as they continue development and improvement then I won’t complain.


Ahem, this one looks like low res ground textures in combination with very sparse trees.

What I find interesting is that it will have photogrammetry Tokyo whereas there is no 3D Tokyo in Bing Maps!

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Look at the original 4K video, there are some shots it goes well beyond this.

For example at this point in time you can see detailed 3D building far away at the top left corner:

But I agree some other shots seems more or less like v1.8.3.

I can notice better reflections too (no grain) in most shots.

And Tokyo looks very good even now.


Very nice. Did not fly much into Japan and because of this update I might explore the area for the first time :slight_smile:

If this all for free I wonder if there is a need to later buy sceneries! :thinking: Because that looks amazing!

THAT IS AMAZING!!! Oops, ‘‘Caps Lock’’ :wink:

Let’s hope photogrammetry actually works.

I find it incredibly amazing that Microsoft is providing these updates are for free. Thank you!


Merci, c’est trés beau. Mais il serait bien mieux de corriger les problèmes de CTD qui empêchent de voler “totalement” avec FS2020, surtout si le simulateur est dans une autre langue que US. Et au lieu d’attendre des semaines un patch sortir des Hotfix rapidement !!! A 120€ c’est un minimum pour que vos clients soient satisfait avant qu’ils ne le boudent totalement et reviennent sur la concurrence

Thank you, it’s very beautiful. But it would be much better to correct the CTD problems which prevent you from flying “totally” with FS2020, especially if the simulator is in a language other than US. And instead of waiting weeks for a patch to come out of the Hotfix quickly !!! At 120 € it is a minimum so that your customers are satisfied before they totally shun it and come back to the competition




I hope it not a must to download the update because I personally am tired of all the updates I haven’t even finished the last one and theres another one coming on 29 I just hope I don’t have to update to play online

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What I want to know is: Will the Japanese get their own forum or will they have to visit this one. Because of their culture, they are very polite people. Hope this forum does not give them a culture-shock. The use on web translators could also result in some very interesting posts.
And when are MS/Asobos going to launch the title in China and Korea? LOL. Love to see the sceneries for that.

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LOL Right! I have friends in Taiwan and as much as we do have a couple of landmarks for Taipei the 101 Tower is M.I.A. Certainly a key landmark but probably a victim of “permission to use”.

Maybe that is related to their partnership with Tomtom… and they are showing off in MSFS first before integrating into Bing.


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TomTom doesn’t do photogrammetry, they have world-wide street map data (from Tele Atlas) and live traffic info. The road network will be more accurate but I doubt it will do anything for aerial images. TomTom does have land use data and certain landmarks but don’t do any real 3D cities. Forest, rivers and roads will be improved.

It would be funny when live traffic jams make it into the game. Check out your commute by virtual plane first.

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Totally agree with correcting the problems first. I guess all they know is scenery?

They are a Really Very Large™ team, made up of (many) sub-teams. From their latest dev update they allude to this. Am sure they are following CI/CD methodology. There is a dedicated scenery / photogrammetry (World?) team. A dedicated SDK team. Likely then, teams for Marketplace, Azure, for aircraft modeling / systems (could be 2 teams for aircraft) Then there are the partners working on Weather, Navdata…! All of this during an unprecedented real world trouble! They have said they are committed to updating and supporting this for years to come. This is a massive project, let’s look forward!


What about all the other missing airports in Japan from this thread?

While what they will deliver seems looks stunning and will be really cool, in a different way this announcement is bad news. The hope was that the World Updates would be how the missing airports would be added, but this World Update is a) covering just a country, not a region of the world, and b) not adding all the missing airports in even that country. It adds a small number of handcrafted airports, but it doesn’t add the large number of simpler airports that are missing.

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