Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok has posted something rather saddening on the forums at the end of last year. The Bombardier CRJ 550/700 they are developing for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be delayed to the first quarter of 2021.
“The decision wasn’t easy for us,” says Kok. They were aware of how much the community was looking forward to this aircraft. It is the first payware regional airliner to be released for the simulator, if no unannounced projects pop up.
Kok argues that the team needs more time to provide the “highest quality and the best possible experience right from the start”. They are still working on development and beta testing, but they haven’t reached a quality with which they are happy.
However, there is not only bad news. Aerosoft shared the first official teaser video of the CRJ 550/700 in MSFS.
The CRJ 550/700 is only the first addon in Aerosoft’s plans for the Bombardier CRJ family. They are also working on the CRJ 900/1000, the larger variants in the family. The latter will be an expansion to the former. The pricing was announced in a previous article which you can read here. Two weeks ago, one of the developers shared screenshots of the interior where the EFB is shown as well as other working displays, screens and other cockpit features.