We haven’t heard much from the PMDG development team since October regarding the release of their highly anticipated 747. Today that changed with Robert Randazzo opening up a little in regards to the release plan for the 747 Queen of the Skies II.
First and foremost, this isn’t a release announcement. RSR made it clear that it won’t be within the next week, but that it would be before Christmas Eve ’17! A bit of a joke for sure, but it looks clear that within the next few weeks, Vatsim will be full of 747s (and hopefully A320s!). An exact date and time of release will be confirmed beforehand. However, from past experience, they seem to just ‘drop’ it without any warning to surprise us. So despite any of this, it could be a trick to deviate our F5 keys away from their site whilst they quietly upload!
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Regardless, it was confirmed again that nearly all 747-400 variants are included, including the 747-400D. All models have correctly modeled engine data and performance as well as their appropriate special features. There’s been plenty of Youtube videos and pictures showing it off, so make sure you go hunting!
Something else mentioned was the fact that they’ve been busy testing “micro-updating” that will allow the team to issue small updates for the product line rather than long wait periods in between releases and updates. This could or could not be live for release day, but they’ll continue testing until they are happy. Of course, we’re likely to see this rolled backed to the 777 at some point in the future soon.
As soon as we hear more, we’ll keep you posted with what’s going on!
We’re not sure if this is for both FSX and P3D (or just for one), but we’ll soon find out.