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According to the brand new announcements, Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a landmark scenery package named EU Great Britain Central. Don’t let “Central” fool you, it doesn’t only focus on a single city but covers a large area of the United Kingdom. With this package, now there are more than 500 points of interest. Orbx’s announcement about Microsoft Flight Simulator’s latest add-on can be read below:

Welcome to Great Britain Central, our first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for “low-and-slow” pilots who love to explore and discover new regions, and for those who want to enhance their VFR flights in the area.

Stretching from Liverpool and North Wales up to Newcastle, this region pack captures hundreds of unique landmarks and attractions ready to be explored, from the busy cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool, to coastal tourist towns such as Blackpool, Scarborough and Whitby, all have been designed to greatly enhance any flight in the region.

During exploration, you can expect to find hundreds of uniquely modelled POIs, including:

  • Uniquely modelled lighthouses and piers
  • Stadiums
  • Famous castles, manor houses and ruins
  • Bridges
  • Churches and Cathedrals
  • Masts, Radomes and military base installations
  • VFR reference points

In addition, the following cities/towns have received an upgraded cityscape adding many unique buildings and giving each city a unique look and feel:

  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Leeds
  • Media City, Salford
  • Sheffield
  • Blackpool
  • Newcastle

They also have added high quality in-game screenshots and shared them in their forum announcement post.

You can check here to see the rest of the images. Another company working for this project, 29Palms Scenery Design also had some news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator. The company announced Skiathos for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The scenery will depict the current state of the airport, including the new apron and a couple of new developments after the overtaking by Fraport. The post can be checked from here.

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