Today Microsoft shared via press release that Microsoft Flight Simulator is preparing to celebrate Independence Day in th US.
The simulator will display a special fireworks show when flying over American cities on the evening of the Fourth of July. Precisely, the developers shared the following instructions.
The fireworks start at 10:00 PM local time. The USA time zones are UTC-4, UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC -7 during the 4th July (DST). That means that NYC (for instance) 4th July 10:00 PM = 5th July 02:00 AM UTC.
It's worth mentioning that you don't really need to wait for July 4 to check out the fireworks, as you simply can shift the simulator's time to what's indicated above and the fireworks will appear.
The addition was made via the City Update Texas, announced a few days ago and released today. You need to find it in the in-sim marketplace and download it for free. It includes new photogrammetry for several cities located in the Lone Star State to celebrate FlightSimExpo, which was hosted in Houston a few days ago.
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