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[25APR18] New Product Reveal at FlightSim Expo'18 - Las Vegas 09JUN18

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Captains,

On Saturday afternoon, 09JUN18, PMDG will be presenting at FlightSim Expo 2018. 

We are a bit more than seven weeks out, but I wanted to make a specific mention of the show, and specifically of our presentation at the show, because it is going to be unlike anything PMDG has ever done before, and we think it will be unlike anything you have ever seen at an event related to simming.

At previous events, I have stuck to the script of giving a review of where we are and where we are headed along with a bit of Question & Answer tacked on the end.  Sure, we will do all of that, but it will take up only a minimal amount of time in the larger scale of our presentation.  Instead, for this presentation at the FlightSim Expo’18 event, we will be focused primarily on unveiling a new product line that is so closely held, nobody outside of PMDG has seen it, heard of it, or even been made aware that it exists.  This product has been percolating in the background at PMDG since mid 2008, and we have finally reached a point where we feel the product is ready to carry our vision of PMDG’s products into the future.

In addition to this unveiling, we will have a few other surprises for those attending, so if you are even remotely on the fence about FlightSim Expo’18, I promise that the time you spend in the room with us will be well worth the time and effort to reach Las Vegas!

A few folks have asked if the DC-3 will be coming to FlightSim Expo’18, and I regret to say it will not.  That would be about 10hrs of flying each direction, which is not small feat in a 75 year old airplane crossing the midsection of the United States in June…  I’d be afraid we would get stuck someplace and I’d have to make my presentation via FaceTime, which would sort of take the fun right out of things!

So I hope you will make the journey to Las Vegas to join us.  After all, this will be one of the rare occasions when we can all see one another face-to-face.  We are hoping to bring some members of the PMDG team to the show, so you won’t only have to chat with me… 

(And don’t forget:  I will very much appreciate assistance in giving out a bit of ritual hazing to Froogle and Chewwy. :ph34r:)

I hope you will attend, and I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Alex,

I'm sorta known for wearing a sport coat everyplace...  or hawaiian shirts...   depends on where you know me from. :cool:

 

 

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I would love to go, but unfortunately I will be deploying at the beginning of June. I do however look forward to reading about whatever it is on here as I am sure it will be well worth the wait. I will have a lot of catching up to do with simulator stuff when I get back in 2019 it appears.

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You certainly know how to build an air of expectation Robert !    Would love to be able to cross the pond and be there in person, but will have to remain intrigued until we get reports of the presentation.  I'd wish you luck, but suspect you won't need it  :cool:  

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An idea of 10 years, I can not have an idea, but a lot of curiosity .

 

João Alfredo

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Looking forward to attending. Never been to one of these in 30 yrs of simming, so should be interesting..with Hawaiian shirt and shorts. :)

 

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Unfortunately, I still have to work, so won't be able to make it. Wouldn't be able to afford it anyhow, given that I just spent thousands of dollars on new computer equipment in order to better run my flight simulator.

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No chance I can get there...was hoping this thread was gonna give some hints...well, anyway, bring on the 748...take my money!

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For those of us who cannot make it, will the announcement you guys plan on making also make an official appearance on this forum afterwards?

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1 minute ago, HighFlier said:

For those of us who cannot make it, will the announcement you guys plan on making also make an official appearance on this forum afterwards?

Yep. Here and Facebook. I'm sure the various sim news and YouTube personalities will have something on it, too.

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A bit too far for me - MEL to LAS is a bit far. But I'm happy to receive a private PM - I promise I won't tell anyone. :biggrin::biggrin:

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Looking forward to the B748 and NG3, and not something that's been in the works a decade?  Can't wait to see what it is!  Best wishes!

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Well it`s not an aircraft the hint is A PRODUCT LINE more than one item??.

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2 hours ago, rsrandazzo said:

This product has been percolating in the background at PMDG

I've cracked the code!

Percolate.....coffee.....bean.....stalk....

STALK

The product will be a brand new Simulator for the purpose of Training And Licensing of our Kinsmen! :gaul:

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Usually just a daily forum lurker, but spending a year on match.com many years ago and having to read very carefully between the lines of various profiles to generate a reply that would stand above the crowd, I got quite good at picking things apart.  Thus, my useless analysis:

"...unveiling a new product line that is so closely held, nobody outside of PMDG has seen it, heard of it, or even been made aware that it exists.  This product has been percolating in the background at PMDG since mid 2008, and we have finally reached a point where we feel the product is ready to carry our vision of PMDG’s products into the future."

I interpret the "...since mid 2008" to mean it's been a fairly large project...10 years in the making...and obviously very "hush hush" as it were.

I interpret the "...product is ready to carry our vision of PMDG’s products into the future." as the single most useful piece of info, as "carry", i.e. carry the products into the future, would seem to imply a new simulator platform.  After all, what "carries" current PDMG products: XPLANE, Prepard3D, and FSX.  The base simulation carries the aircraft add-ons.

In another thread I speculated it was a crash-physics package that would give us all more than the "bounce" vs. "everything freezes with a simple 'crash' message".  We could use something in-between and it could also be applied across the existing and upcoming product lines.

I likely have it all wrong, but....I'm now seriously thinking of taking the girlfriend out there (we haven't been to LV in years) and checking everything out.  I will see what her school/work schedule looks like that week (I like to spend 4-5 days at a time in LV- some say it's a bit much but I have yet to get bored there, and that after roughly 8 trips).

Regardless of what this new product line may be, I'd bet dollars to donuts that we're all going to be thrilled.

Mark Trainer

 

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Mark,

So.

Girlfriend.

We intuit that you succeeded in your efforts to read between the lines in all those Match.com profiles?  😎

 

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I made out like a Bandit, Mr. Randazzo!   Finally settled on the current one.

Mark Trainer

 

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ACES Studios, was closed by Microsoft in Jan of 2009.

Rumors of their demise, were already circulating in 2008.

2008  .........

Is it possible that PMDG might have seen the potential problem of losing a simulator like FSX at that time, and decided to develop their own?

Can you imagine how wonderful/realistic/immersing it would be to fly a PMDG product on a PMDG Simulator?

June will tell.

Roberto

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I’m hoping to make it. Depends on my unpredictable work schedule, but fingers crossed.

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I will be there and I'm looking forward to finally meeting the legendary Capt Randazzo, the guy who has enabled countless hours of quality sim time for me (and also so much pain in all those upgrades I just HAD to buy to go with his products, haha).  Hoping this announcement is the cockpit builders edition, but I'm sure I'll be thrilled with whatever it is.  Bring it on!

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