World Update IX: Italy is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator

World Update IX: Italy is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator

World Update IX brings Italy alive for Microsoft Flight Simulator Users with enhanced, rich detail and immersive activities that will take you into the region’s grandeur. World Update IX: Italy is available free to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ensure that your simulator is updated, download World Update IX from the Marketplace, and then lift into the sky and explore all the beauty and intrigue that Italy has to offer from above! By now it is the biggest World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Fly throughout the historic cities of Rome and Venice, soar above Mediterranean coastlines, and navigate throughout sheer-faced peaks, all rendered in lifelike realism with World Update IX. The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has refined this area with the latest geospatial data available, including digital elevation modeling, aerial and satellite imagery, and triangulated irregular network (TIN) modeling of 20 cities, including Rome, Naples, Venice, and Milan.

Gaya Simulations handcrafted four airports:

  • Palermo Airport (LICJ) in Sicily
  • Sondrio Airport (LILO) in the southern Tyrol
  • Marina di Campo Airport (LIRJ) on Elba Island
  • Bolanzo Airport (LIPB) in the southern Tyrol

Orbx Simulation Systems enhanced the detail of 100 other airfields. Gaya Simulations created 94 points of interest in Italy and 11 in Malta for World Update IX, and Perfect Flight built nine activities to grant users a wide range of immersive experiences: three bush trips (The Apennines, Sardinia Tour, Sicily Journey), three discovery flights in Venice, Rome and Florence, and three landing challenges in Reggio Calabria, Palermo Falcone Borsellino and Genova Setri. To view the full list of  all hand-crafted points of interests, airports and photogrammetry cities, check out the official Release Notes.

The update itselfs seems to be 13 GB in size to download.