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What's next PMDG? B787 maybe?

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As I understand it, now that the T7 has been released, during the T7 build the 747 has been undergoing some reworking and perhaps a release sometime soon.

 

Ergo, the question begs to be asked:

 

"Is the next Boeing to be master-built by PMDG going to be the 787?"

 

I hope so!

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They're making the DC-10 series next :wink: :Praying:.

 

There was a similar thread not too long ago and nobody knows what's coming next because they still have a few other projects to complete and I'm sure PMDG won't say anything until the time is right.

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I hope PMDG will make B717!!

717 is a great Jerry I flew with them on airtran and Midwest airlines.

 

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Why always the same threads.

 

717 is already confirmed not happening. PMDG has outright stated that they will not be doing a 717.

 

What's next?
PMDG 777-200LR hotfix, then service pack.

PMDG 777-300ER

PMDG 747-400v2 (and maybe 747-8 properly simulated with cockpit, engine, flight dynamics differences to the -400)

Maybe a 777-200ER (I hope so) not yet confirmed or denied.

737NGX Service Pack 2

PMDG DC-6

 

then a "secret" that will be "Different to the kinds of products we expect from PMDG".

 

Confirmed they don't do military aircraft (They can't get classified data and don't want to do a product based on a "best guess")

 

We already know they have some kind of agreement with Boeing.

We already know they have decided a long time ago not to do a 757.

 

I think the 787 is a logical choice, but they havn't confirmed anything on that front, just to say they don't have enough operational data yet. Whether "Yet" means "we will by the time the 777-300ER and 747v2 are released" or something else is not clear. 

 

What is more clear is the kind of timeframe we are looking at. I'd say there's a good 2 to 3 years work in the DC6, 777-300ER and 747v2 releases. Which should, on average mean about 72 more threads about 717's and 787's from fanbois that don't read the forum regularly enough to be bored of asking about projects that have been confirmed not happening yet, averaging slightly under 1 ever 2 weeks.

 

Personally I reccon we might have a 787 from PMDG in the ~5 year timeframe, not sure which simulator it will be for (FSX will be really old and 32 bit is starting to be a problem already with VAS limited OOM's.)

 

PMDG 717 won't happen. Ever. PMDG learned enough about low sales yields from uncommon airliners with the MD11. The 717 is basically a tiny 2 engined MD11 as far as the cockpit goes anyway (or to put it another way, an MD80/DC9 with an MD11 cockpit).

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We already know they have decided a long time ago not to do a 757.

 

Not necessarily true.  PMDG stated they won't do a 757 whilst Level-D is still actively working on theirs; as apparently PMDG and LVLD are good pals and they don't want to step on their territory.  However, if LVLD stops development on their 757 than you can rest assured that PMDG will step in.

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Not necessarily true.  PMDG stated they won't do a 757 whilst Level-D is still actively working on theirs; as apparently PMDG and LVLD are good pals and they don't want to step on their territory.  However, if LVLD stops development on their 757 than you can rest assured that PMDG will step in.

Considering the typical product development time... Yay! a 757 for 2095!

(yes, tounge in cheek.)

 

But seriously, with all the products already in the pipeline, we're probably looking at 2015 or 2016 before the 3 (4?) aircraft and 2 (more?) Service packs we already know about are all done.

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HOW MANY TIMES PER DAY CAN SOMEONE POST THIS QUESTION?!?!?!?!?!?

Its a weekly ritual.

 

Jim B

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Why always the same threads.

 

717 is already confirmed not happening. PMDG has outright stated that they will not be doing a 717.

 

What's next?

PMDG 777-200LR hotfix, then service pack.

PMDG 777-300ER

PMDG 747-400v2 (and maybe 747-8 properly simulated with cockpit, engine, flight dynamics differences to the -400)

Maybe a 777-200ER (I hope so) not yet confirmed or denied.

737NGX Service Pack 2

PMDG DC-6

 

then a "secret" that will be "Different to the kinds of products we expect from PMDG".

 

Confirmed they don't do military aircraft (They can't get classified data and don't want to do a product based on a "best guess")

 

We already know they have some kind of agreement with Boeing.

We already know they have decided a long time ago not to do a 757.

 

I think the 787 is a logical choice, but they havn't confirmed anything on that front, just to say they don't have enough operational data yet. Whether "Yet" means "we will by the time the 777-300ER and 747v2 are released" or something else is not clear. 

 

What is more clear is the kind of timeframe we are looking at. I'd say there's a good 2 to 3 years work in the DC6, 777-300ER and 747v2 releases. Which should, on average mean about 72 more threads about 717's and 787's from fanbois that don't read the forum regularly enough to be bored of asking about projects that have been confirmed not happening yet, averaging slightly under 1 ever 2 weeks.

 

Personally I reccon we might have a 787 from PMDG in the ~5 year timeframe, not sure which simulator it will be for (FSX will be really old and 32 bit is starting to be a problem already with VAS limited OOM's.)

 

PMDG 717 won't happen. Ever. PMDG learned enough about low sales yields from uncommon airliners with the MD11. The 717 is basically a tiny 2 engined MD11 as far as the cockpit goes anyway (or to put it another way, an MD80/DC9 with an MD11 cockpit).

 

The 200ER will be created. In one of the manuals (Introduction.pdf if memory serves me well) it says so.

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Its a weekly ritual.

 

Jim B

Weekly!?!?!?  It's becoming at least once a day.  I don't get how people can see how long it takes PMDG to produce one airplane.  They then have their next ~5 projects already announced.  So, that takes us out at least 5 years(and that's assuming a fast development cycle based on PMDG track record).  Probably more(not bashing PMDG here either for this btw).  Yet, everyone has to keep coming on here projecting the next plane or stating one PMDG should do just because they love that plane.  How many times do they have to post that they won't be doing it or, at the very least, it won't even be considered until the other planes slated to be developed are completed?

 

Just like each of their planes that will be released "when they're ready".  Asking every day for your favorite plane isn't going to change anything or make the time go any faster or cause PMDG all of a sudden to quadruple their productivity and start cranking out every plane ever made at "PMDG level" so the 10 people on the planet that want plane XXX can have their aircraft.  **Legal disclaimer, I don't know that only 10 people would buy a 787.  The point I'm trying to make is PMDG probably has some ideas on what will sell and what won't.  They aren't going to spend ~2 years development time creating a plane that will not sell.  That's what I'm trying to get across here and what some people can't seem to get across.

 

I've been trying for a long time now to not jump in on one of these threads because, you're right if you're going to say "why do I take the time to post this when I could just pass it by?".  I agree.  And, I'm not trying to say people shouldn't ask questions either.  I'm sure I'll catch some crap along both of these lines for posting this.  But this is just getting ridiculous the number of questions like this.  How many times do people have to read the answers to this before they get it?  I mean, I have a 4 year old daughter that gets things faster than some of these people are here.  Or, how many times does someone have to be told about this wonderful new technology called a "search engine" or Google, Bing, Yahoo?

 

Avsim - can we create a forum for "Why doesn't PMDG do this next?" and another one for the "PMDG release dates" and make those only show up for the people that need to ask these questions over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over..............................  This way those of us that get it and understand the business behind some of this don't have to even be bothered for that split second it takes to read the title of the post.

 

I don't mean to offend really or start a war - just calling it like I see it.

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Just to get it out of the way. PMDG will also not be producing any of the following:

A320

A330

A340

A350

A380

747-100

747-200

747-300

Tu154

IL76

Anything that isn't a 777, 747, 737BBJ, 737-900ER, or DC6 inside about 3 years.

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clearly the next product will be one of these...
Airbus-concept.jpg

 

 

But in all seriousness, the next product announced could be a 787, considering that it will likely be a few years until there is another product announcement. But even then, I doubt it. A 787 will likely be many, many years from now and on a completely different sim platform.

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Anything new from them won't even be announced for years and released for many years from now. By then boeing will have the 909 out and everyone will be asking if pmdg will be doing it.

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Not necessarily true.  PMDG stated they won't do a 757 whilst Level-D is still actively working on theirs; as apparently PMDG and LVLD are good pals and they don't want to step on their territory.  However, if LVLD stops development on their 757 than you can rest assured that PMDG will step in.

 

No, you cannot "rest assured" of that. The 757 is an aging aircraft at this point that's begun it's retirement process in the real world. United, Delta, American etc are replacing them with 737-900ERs and -9 MAXes and A321s now.

 

Our next project is a new 747-400 and -8, (this is a ground up rebuild similar to what we did with the NGX - it's not an "update" to the old 747 products as some are implying here). It'll have everything the 777 has and more.

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Now everyone has asked for PMDG to do everything from the Wright Flyer to Sir Bransons spaceship and everything in between.I personally would like to see PMDG do Icarus's Wings. :)

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No, you cannot "rest assured" of that. The 757 is an aging aircraft at this point that's begun it's retirement process in the real world. United, Delta, American etc are replacing them with 737-900ERs and -9 MAXes and A321s now.

 

American still actively flies over 100 757s and, in fact, is currently upgrading them and that isn't even scheduled to be completed until 2015.  With several hundred 757s still in service all over the world today, combined with the wait time to get a new B737, I'm not holding my breath anytime soon.  There still is no other airplane that can satisfy what the 757 does (and what it was purposely built for).

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Why always the same threads.

 

Because people refuse to read things in the past.

 

Perhaps it's a side-effect of the Facebook and Twitter life that so many people live in.  Oh, that status?  That was so 5 minutes ago!  Why would I go read that???  We need to post another thing because that discussion already happened.

 

...and like clockwork, cue the people who are going to come in and call us all meanieheads for making semi-negative comments about people not reading older threads.

 

 

American still actively flies over 100 757s and, in fact, is currently upgrading them and that isn't even scheduled to be completed until 2015.  With several hundred 757s still in service all over the world today, combined with the wait time to get a new B737, I'm not holding my breath anytime soon.  There still is no other airplane that can satisfy what the 757 does (and what it was purposely built for).

 

Eh...not so much.  The stretched 737s can accomplish a lot of what the 752s do.

 

I think more of it is just the Delta-west syndrome of "well, it's paid for."  They still fly their DC9s.  They fly those because they're paid for, not because no other aircraft can do what it does.

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Perhaps it's a side-effect of the Facebook and Twitter life that so many people live in

 

I cannot remember the last update that I made on Facebook. I never really saw the reason Twitter is even there, other than to destroy the English language.

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I never really saw the reason Twitter is even there, other than to destroy the English language.

 

OMG liek y wuld u evr say that? #false #hashtag

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American still actively flies over 100 757s and, in fact, is currently upgrading them and that isn't even scheduled to be completed until 2015.  With several hundred 757s still in service all over the world today, combined with the wait time to get a new B737, I'm not holding my breath anytime soon.  There still is no other airplane that can satisfy what the 757 does (and what it was purposely built for).

True but the 757s along with the S80s and 767-200s are in the process of being retired. Airbuses are replacing much of the 757 and 767-200s flying and 737s the S80s. You will notice they haven't painted any of those planes in the new livery yet.

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I think they will do the 787 for the simple reason that RSR will not have to worry about releasing a product with bugs in it.....they way the 787 is going they will just be considered an accurate simulation of the real thing! :rolleyes:

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I think we should be allowed to vote for the next PMDG plane...  I'll start with two choices:

 

IL-86

or (preferably both)

HS121 Trident

 

:P

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