Oh dear, there seems to be a delay in take-off. In light of the recent delay of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick film to May of next year, the team over at Microsoft Flight Simulator has decided to also delay the Top Gun expansion DLC to coincide with the new premiere date for the film, they have confirmed in a statement on their website.
The decision comes not long after Paramount decided to move a number of their films (including Tom Cruise films Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible 7) to next year to hopefully capitalize on people coming back to cinemas and watching movies post-COVID outbreak. The Top Gun expansion was supposed to coincide with the film’s original release date, so the former being delayed has understandably resulted in a delay to the latter. It’s good to see that the delay is purely down to other factors rather than being down to issues in development, which we see too often these days.
Paramount Pictures recently shifted the release date of Top Gun: Maverick to Memorial Day weekend, May 27, 2022. As we have previously announced, the Top Gun: Maverick expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 10 PC, Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass will be released alongside the movie. We look forward to sharing more information in the future.”
The Top Gun expansion will be free to players, who have already been able to enjoy the delights of Microsoft Flight Simulator through their Xbox Game Pass subscription. However, the news that the game will be adding two new aircraft and a competitive multiplayer mode will hopefully tide fans over for now.
What do you make of the news that the Top Gun expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator? Are you looking forward to the film when it eventually premieres in May 2022? Were you eagerly anticipating the release of the Top Gun expansion? Leave us a comment down below with your thoughts.