What came out of the Xbox E3 showcase is the appearance of the console version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and a big new crossover with the next movie, Top Gun: Maverick.
It’s easy to forget that Flight Simulator hasn’t migrated to the Xbox Series X and S yet, since it was released on PC last August, but the wait ends on July 27, 2021. A new trailer was captured using Series X. 4K resolution hardware according to Microsoft. Airplanes of all kinds are shown flying over the sea, plains, forests, and under bridges. The footage runs smoothly and you can see what the player can expect from the PC to console conversion.
Immediately after announcing the release date of the Xbox, you can see the ocean and aircraft carrier stoicly floating in the water. When the fighter is launched from the runway of the ship and displayed under the cockpit window with “CAPT PETE MITCHELL’MAVERICK'”, the music of victory begins to swell. Top Gun will officially appear in Microsoft Flight Simulator later this year in collaboration with Paramount Studios. A sequel to the popular Tom Cruise movie. The expansion is set to hit sometime in the fall of 2021.
Microsoft has added a lot of content to Flight Simulator since its release. Most notable are the addition of VR support to PCs and visual extensions to the US region. There haven’t been any new entries in the series since 2006, but it was a huge hit when it went on sale. In the first month alone, the game has won over 1 million players who have made over 1.2 billion miles of in-game flight.
Like all recent products released by various Microsoft Game Studios, Flight Simulator hits the Xbox Game Pass on the release date. Again, its release date is July 27th and will be available on both Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
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