BECOME A TOP GUN PILOT IN FREE EXPANSION AVAILABLE TODAY
We are thrilled to announce that, today Microsoft Flight Simulator released the long-awaited “Top Gun: Maverick” expansion. Develop the skills required and navigate the complexities encountered by actual Top Gun pilots in authentic locations including the most challenging landing – on an aircraft carrier. This offering will push your piloting abilities to the limits—and beyond.
The “Top Gun: Maverick” expansion contains:
A “Top Gun: Maverick Edition” livery for the F/A-18E Super Hornet. Three training missions for the Super Hornet that will allow you to master radical flight maneuvers including unrestricted take-offs, split S maneuvers, and low altitude, high-speed maneuvering through complex terrain. Five high-speed, low-level challenges that require utmost skill to navigate just above mountains and traverse through canyons. A carrier deck landing challenge, one of the most demanding operations in the world of military aviation. A never-before-unveiled hypersonic aircraft that can attain speeds of Mach 10 and altitudes greater than 150,000 feet above sea level. A mission to roar into the stratosphere.
Announced today! Microsoft's longest running franchise celebrates its 40th Anniversary with an expanded edition, coming November 2022.
Also, in partnership with Halo and 343 Industries, an exclusive Halo Infinite Pelican is available today in Microsoft Flight Simulator. This free add-on is included with Xbox Game Pass - get it now!
For the 40th Anniversary Edition releasing this fall, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is partnering with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in a one-of-a-kind collaboration. Stay tuned in the coming months for more to come regarding this coveted partnership and enhanced Anniversary Edition.
Played this for the first time in a while on Series X today. It did all it's updates before I started it up, but I'm pretty sure I'm not seeing the big update they did to London a while back. Most of the bridges are just flat and half obscured by the water, a few landmarks like Buckingham Palace are flat, and there are just issues with the image not fitting the geography at all. There's not too many graphical settings on consoles, didn't see anything that would sort this out.
Edit: Figured it out... you have to go buy all the world updates, even though they are free.
I've been playing a bit this week, and the VeloCity helicopter was available to use. I know it came out back in November but I thought it was part of the Reno Air Race pack that you have to pay for. It's slow, but amazing for having a proper look around at stuff.
The Fighter Jet is pretty good, so fast and can comfortably fly fairly low so you can have a good look at things and it doesn't need a giant runway to land like the 747 does. I've been using it as my 'world tour' has hit a sort of boring 750 mile stretch between Washington and Florida.