Asobo Studio has announced it is to delay movie tie-in expansion Top Gun: Maverick for Microsoft Flight Simulator into next year.
A news post announcing the delay gave a very simple explanation for the decision. Namely, that Paramount Pictures has decided to push the release of the movie it’s based on into next year. The decision to delay the movie is related to concerns over the rising Delta variant of the COVID-19 outbreak. The studio also moved movies Jackass Forever to February, and Mission: Impossible 7 from May next year into September 2022.
The Top Gun: Maverick DLC was announced during the Xbox Bethesda Showcase as part of this year’s E3 event. While details outside of the trailer are slight, it’ll be a free update and will include the F-18 Super Hornet heavily featured in the movie. (No word yet on if it’ll include seminal Kenny Loggins track Danger Zone.)
Last month during Gamescom, the development team announced the game’s first major expansion as the Reno Air Race. It’ll add competitive multiplayer racers to the simulator, and will be available later this Fall.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator Top Gun: Maverick DLC will now launch for Xbox Series X|S and PC on May 27, 2022.