PMDG Teases DC-6, Addresses MSFS Development, Details 737/747 Updates

PMDG’s Robert Randazzo has yesterday taken to the PMDG forums to address the development for Microsoft Flight Simulator, to announce updates for the 747 and 737 product lines, and to further detail upcoming LNAV update for the 737, 747, and 777 product lines as well as to share a teaser of the DC-6 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Robert at first addressed the development of PMDG products for the Microsoft Flight Simulator. Based on the forum post, the SDK evolved by a decent amount and so bringing the PMDG aircraft to the new simulator is now possible. As originally announced, PMDG is looking into converting all their aircraft to the new simulator. The release date of 737NG3, the first product by PMDG to be released for the new simulator, is currently estimated to very late 2021 or even the first quarter of 2022.

This topic was followed by an announcement of updates being released over the next couple of weeks for the 747 and 737 product lines to bring them to the same level as the 777 currently is. Robert detailed: “As we have been working on the 777 product line, there are a number of small changes that we made to some core logic that is common to two or more of the airliner product lines.“.

In addition to those updates, PMDG has begun working on their LNAV 2.0. Rober further said on this topic: “This long-awaited update will replace the LNAV module currently in the 737, 747 and 777 product lines with a new, refined version based upon years of research, industry input, client feedback and improved modeling techniques.“. No release date was given on these features as the works have just begun.

At last, Rober has mentioned, that they have been hard at work on the DC-6 and that the community will be blown away by the improvements which will be featured in the upcoming updates.

While he, Robert Randazzo, said, that the preview he shared is from Prepar3D, after enhancing the brightness a bit, it is clear, that the image is from Microsoft Flight Simulator based on the atmosphere, shaders, and vegetation both near the aircraft and in the background.

At the end of the post, it was also mentioned, that PMDG was considering adding a DC-3 to their aircraft portfolio as they know one pilot of the aircraft who might give them access to necessary data and reference.

Author: George

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