The author of the YouTube channel ObsidianAnt participates in closed testing of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which started on July 30. He recently posted a fresh video dedicated to the upcoming game Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios. In it, the blogger explored the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant from a bird’s eye view. The video demonstrates that the territory of Pripyat and the nuclear power plant itself in the project do not quite correspond to reality.
The exclusion zone in Microsoft Flight Simulator is covered by significant areas of forest. The buildings that are found on its territory are different from the real ones: there are no abandoned and dilapidated buildings, as they would have to be worked out manually, and the world in the game was recreated using Bing maps. It is curious that in the case of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the area around it, old satellite images were used: ObsidianAnt determined this by the absence of a new sarcophagus.
The blogger’s last interesting find was a lonely car moving at a decent speed. He just drives along the road in the town of Pripyat.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released on August 18, 2020 on PC, and later on Xbox One. The release date of the console version is still unknown, but Asobo Studio remembers it.
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