Microsoft Flight Simulator has found newfound success that the franchise hasn’t skilled since its glory days within the 80s and 90s. Asobo Studios’ simulation sport permits PC and Xbox console players to discover the world in a means by no means earlier than completed. As such, it is comprehensible that third-party firms see Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s success as a advertising alternative. That explains the forthcoming Top Gun: Maverick growth, and in addition why it has now been confirmed to have been delayed.
The Top Gun: Maverick growth for Microsoft Flight Simulator was initially introduced June as a part of Xbox’s E3 2021 Games Showcase. As the identify implies, the Top Gun: Maverick growth is a promotional tie-in to the film of the identical identify, which stars Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly. Unfortunately, such promotional relationships in the end grow to be depending on the product being promoted, and has grow to be regular within the pandemic the Top Gun: Maverick movie is now being delayed.
Once slated for launch on November 19, Top Gun: Maverick is being delayed out of the vacation season because of the ongoing COVID-19 surge within the United States. Distributor Paramount is hoping that the movie’s new May 2022 launch will probably be higher for audiences (and for income). Given that the Top Gun: Maverick growth for Microsoft Flight Simulator is meant to advertise the movie, a launch in 2021 not is smart. As such, the DLC has additionally been delayed.
While Asobo did not present a brand new launch date for the Top Gun: Maverick growth for Microsoft Flight Simulator, it might as properly have. The DLC will arrive alongside the discharge of the film. Asobo additionally confirmed that the DLC is deliberate to launch on each PC (Windows 10 and Steam) and Xbox Series X/S on the similar time.
One different element that was reconfirmed is that the Top Gun: Maverick growth will probably be included with Xbox Game Pass. DLC for Xbox Game Pass video games, together with first-party releases, is not sometimes included and needs to be purchased individually. It appears Microsoft labored out a cope with Paramount to make sure that the Top Gun: Maverick growth will attain as many gamers as doable.
Little is thought relating to the Top Gun: Maverick growth, on the whole. The announcement confirmed some temporary gameplay that exposed a number of flyable jets, assumedly pulled from the Top Gun: Maverick film. That may very well be the extent of the crossover, after all, so Microsoft Flight Simulator gamers ought to in all probability preserve their expectations in verify. Expect extra info within the time between now and May 2022.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is obtainable now on PC and Xbox Series X/S.