With all this maintenance work going on and an update to the PMDG operations center, we knew that the release of the 747 Queen of the Skies II would be very soon. After all, RSR did give us a 2 week warning. However, we are now in RELEASE WEEK! This is release week for FSX, FSX:SE and P3d 3.x for the 747 Queen of the Skies.
RSR said that everything is on track for a release this week, with just a few small items to patch out before releasing. Whilst there’s still no update on pricing, the team did give us a HUGE insight into what we can expect from the 747 when it is released.
So first, what’s included on release day. As previously mentioned, the complete 747-400 family will be included. This means you can fly around in the 747-400, 747-400BCF, 747-400D, 747-400ER, 747-400ERF, 747-400F and the 747-400M. As of today, there’s currently 62 liveries available for download through the Operations Center, as well as a paint kit AND a SDK for people who wish for their products to interact with the product (looking at your FS2Crew!).
As said, there was some huge insight into what you can expect from the product upon release. I’ve highlighted some of the standout points for me. But please, make sure you check out the thread for the full scope. There’s 3 sections that RSR was keen to point out. 1) Stuff the development team wanted to point out. 2) The sound engine for the aircraft. 3) The newly designed physics engine.
Before I move onto the list, PMDG have made a massive effort to ensure that VAS has been used effectively and impacts minimally onto the user.
As you read through, again, I want to highlight that I’ve picked some of my favourite bits from the list RSR gave. Like he says, this will just scratch the surface of what’s available. We cannot wait, as the immersion sounds incredible.
I’ve added the list after the jump as it’s MASSIVE!
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