Microsoft made this decision in order to better stick to the release of the film that inspired the expansion, which itself has been postponed until 2022.
A few days ago, we announced that two films featuring Tom Cruise would be postponed until 2022, including the highly anticipated Top Gun Maverick. This sequel to the famous 1980s film was originally due to be released in 2019 and has repeatedly been postponed for a theatrical release in November 2021. For the occasion, Microsoft had planned an expansion featuring Top Gun in the spotlight for its flight simulator.
In order to stick to the last release date of the film, announced for May 2022, Microsoft has decided to postpone the extension as well and it should therefore arrive on May 27, in more than eight months. For the moment, neither Microsoft nor Asobo Studio, in charge of the development of the game, have revealed anything about the content of this extension. However, in a blog post, Microsoft said it is “ looking forward to sharing more information in the future ».
New planes approaching?
As a reminder, the extension Top Gun Maverick had been unveiled during theE3 2021 and has since been eagerly awaited by fans of the film as well as the simulator. Only a few aircraft were shown in the announcement trailer and it can therefore be assumed that these will be able to be piloted by players when the expansion is released.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available on PC, Xbox Series X and S from € 69.99. As for the film Top Gun Maverick, it will arrive in our French cinemas from May 25, 2022. It will focus on the new generation of pilots, who will have the famous Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as his teacher.