PMDG Publishes Jokeless April Fools Day Development Update

PMDG has published a new development update with information on a recent 737 update, two new 77W teasers, and more. 

Allegedly too busy with their upcoming products to be "funny," they have skipped on this year's April Fools shenanigans, as they didn't want to play with people's feelings by pretending to delay a product release or something of the sort and anything more intricate than that would take time and effort. "The key to a good joke is knowing when not to play a good joke," concluded Randazzo. 

The first topic to be brought up is their 737 lineup update, currently under a critical fixes-only development status, given the work on the upcoming 777-300ER for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The latest update (3.00.0092) addresses the fact they accidentally pushed an earlier build instead of the real 3.00.0091, which had stability issues and features that were not quite complete, in Randazzo's own words. 

The new update should bring it up to parity with the correct build, and it should be out to marketplace users this Friday or around April 11 at the latest. They also apologize for the inconvenience and are still unsure how they managed such a feat. 

777-wise, Randazzo has shared two images of the long-awaited airline with the PMDG house livery. They have started to add wear and tear to the cockpit, and previews will be shared eventually. 

Unlike their 737NG, which was a brand new airframe when they conducted their survey, the 777 they based their flight deck on is 12 years old, which they plan on realistically conveying with their texturing. The 747-400, on the other hand, will reflect a heavily used airplane, as their real research counterpart did.

They have been working on implementing new features that Randazzo has not yet been allowed to share. Still, he hinted at multiple tablet features, greater sound integration, improved maintenance processes, and more.

Robert concludes with great enthusiasm about its imminent release, saying it's very close to being in everyone's hangars and that it might as well be their best release yet.

The PMDG 737 lineup is available in their store, with prices ranging from $34.99 to $69.99. The upcoming 777-300ER's pricing and release date are yet to be revealed.

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