This morning, Microsoft Flight Simulator announced that World Update IX: Italy & Malta is available now free for all players on Xbox Series X|S and PC with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows 10/11 and Steam and also on Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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. This update includes four handcrafted airports, 94 custom points of interest (POIs) in Italy, 11 custom points of interest in Malta, three bush trips, three discovery flights, and three new landing challenges.

For the full blog post, please see Xbox Wire, and for the latest information on Microsoft Flight Simulator, stay tuned to @MSFSOfficial on Twitter.

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