Microsoft Flight Simulator Free Top Gun: Maverick expansion release date set for May 25

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s free Top Gun: Maverick expansion will be released on May 25, two days before the release of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick movie. The update, Flight Simulator’s Top Gun expansion, was first announced last June. However, its release was delayed after Paramount Pictures postponed the film’s release, which was scheduled for November 2021, due to concerns over rising COVID-19 cases around the world. Cruise-directed Top Gun: Maverick is set for release on May 27. In India, it will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

According to Tweeter shared by Xbox, the “Top Gun: Maverick Takes Flight 5/25 in Microsoft Flight Simulator!” Information about the free update, announced last year, is still scarce. However, it has been reported that the update will include an F-18 aircraft and aims to give players first-hand experience of “what it’s like to be a US Navy Top Gun”.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the first game in the series to get a console release (it launched for Xbox Series S/X in July last year). It lets you immerse yourself in a realistic 3D environment based on earth data from Bing Maps, as well as real-time weather and air traffic using Microsoft’s Azure AI. The game also features fun elements like photographing animals from the air. It includes landing challenges at iconic and dangerous airports to receive scores for your skills.

As for Top Gun: Maverick, the latest trailer for the film was released in March. Tom Cruise plays his iconic role of Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who is a top flight test pilot and instructor. It’s a sequel that takes place decades after the 1986 film.

The Top Gun: Maverick expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released on Steam and Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Game Pass PCs. Flight Simulator is playable on Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X through Xbox Cloud Gaming.


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