Update @ 18:00 Zulu:
It has been clarified by Leonardo over on Facebook that the previously provided prices were including a 22% VAT. The prices you’ll see on Simmarket will be 70€ + your country’s VAT for the 64-bit edition and 57€ + your country’s VAT for the 32-bit edition. The 5€ discount will also be available throughout all of February and will apply to the retail price without VAT.
Leonardo Software, the team behind the upcoming FlythemaddogX MD80, has not been resting on their laurels of late, with the team pushing hard to get their upcoming MD80 into the hands of simmers. Today, they have announced some new information on the product including the price and even a tentative release timeframe, let’s get into it!
First off, their new website has gone live along with the downloads for the MD80 users manual as well as a quick guide with the new website being found here.
Second up, Trino has finished the last of the 6 included liveries for the MD80! If you recall, Trino recently underwent an operation and was sidelined from work while he recovered. It is obvious that this was just a minor setback, and judging by the looks of his American Airlines livery, we are in for a real treat! With the last livery completed, Leonardo will soon update the photo section of their Facebook page with more screenshots of the MD80!
Next, they are going to give their beta group what they expect to be the final beta build prior to the initial v1.0 release, and if all goes to plan with no major issues found, we could see the Maddog release as early as this week! They will let us know exactly when that will be in the next few days so stay tuned!
Now, onto the big question: will it be compatible with the newly released Prepar3D v4.2? That answer is a resounding yes! The Maddog will be compatible with 4.2 out of the box and runs without issues but they will still have to evaluate if there is some new feature in v4.2 that can be added to the aircraft.
Onto pricing. FlytheMaddogX will be available from Simmarket in 2 versions, with 2 separate prices. The first version will be the 64 bit edition, being compatible with P3D v4.1-v4.2. The price of the 64 bit edition will be 80€. The second version will be the 32 bit edition, with it being compatible with FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D v3.4. The price for the 32 bit edition will be 65€. It should be noted that there will be a 5€ discount for both versions during the first week of release, with news for the customers of the legacy version to come shortly.
They end their post by saying thank you to all for your patience and your warm interest in the Fly the Maddog X. When more news becomes available on the upcoming MD80, you’ll find it here!