Attention, gamers! Microsoft just dropped a 'Top Gun' flight simulator expansion pack

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Airplane near mountains and a lake
Take flight on a never-before-unveiled hypersonic aircraft that can reach altitudes greater than 150,000 feet above sea level. (Photo: Microsoft)

The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 "Top Gun" film finally made its way to theaters over Memorial Day weekend — and as expected, "Top Gun: Maverick" soared to No. 1 at the box office. Starring Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm, Jay Ellis and Jennifer Connelly, CNN reports the movie raked in an estimated $156 million stateside for its four-day opening.

If you helped contribute to that record-breaking amount, you were likely also mesmerized by the multiple scenes of pilots performing jaw-dropping stunts. Microsoft has officially made it possible for you to recreate those acrobatics from home, and we guarantee it is far cheaper than signing up for pilot courses.

Microsoft Flight Simulator — Top Gun: Maverick Expansion gives gamers a unique experience to take their flying skills to extraordinary heights. The new content pack includes three training missions for the Super Hornet that will allow you to master radical flight maneuvers while soaring right above mountains and through narrow canyons. You'll be able to drive a never-before-unveiled hypersonic aircraft too.

$60 at Xbox

Microsoft teased the video game shortly before the "Top Gun: Maverick" theatrical release — the trailer gave viewers a taste of various aircrafts accompanied by the familiar score heard in the flick.

To buy, just click on Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition and the Top Gun expansion will be included free.

The graphics are so crisp! You'll cruise through mountainous terrain at various altitudes to test your piloting abilities. Plus you'll witness some of the most beautiful sights we've seen in a video game.

The Microsoft expansion is available for Xbox Series X|S and PC with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows and Steam, and on Xbox One and supported mobile phones, tablets and lower-spec PCs via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Have fun in the clouds!

$60 at Xbox

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