This is a promotional image from Top Gun Maverick

Recently, developer Asobo Studio revealed that Microsoft Flight Simulator was getting a Top Gun: Maverick expansion. Top Gun: Maverick is an upcoming film from Paramount Pictures that takes place more than thirty years after the original. The expansion was expected to launch in 2021, to coincide with the film, but both have been hit with a delay.

Top Gun: Maverick will now launch in May 2022, and so will the expansion. Asobo Studio always planned to release the expansion with the film. The team issued the following statement on the game's website a few hours ago.

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 film and the expansion have been hit with a severe delay, but hopefully, this will translate to an even better expansion and movie when May 27 comes around next year. You can play Microsoft Flight Simulator through Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S and PC, or buy it on the Microsoft Store, starting at $59.99.

Are you excited for the Top Gun: Maverick expansion? Do you play Flight Simulator? Let us know.