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    Dilemma whether to purchase before NG3

    Hi guys
    it's couple of weeks that i'm thinking of buying the 738 include the varient of -600 and -700 .
    something that preventing me of buying it is the fact that PMDG is about to publish the new NG3 (couple of month or weeks ahead).
    if i'm buying it now - will I be able to get the NG3 for free? or maybe for significant discount?

    kind regards

    #2
    Negative, and negative. The NG3 is a complete remake.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #3
      Hi DolevR

      Don't forget to include your first and last name on your posts, which you agreed to do when you signed up on the forums.

      Historically, PMDG has not offered any sort of discount for anyone who has previously purchased a product that is now being offered in an upgraded format (eg. if you owned the original 747, you had to pay full price again for the newer version of the 747). I cannot categorically state that they will not decide to offer some kind of special deal when the NG3 comes out, but based on history I would say that it is extremely unlikely. Especially since, as Kevin mentioned, this will be a complete remake of the product.
      Tim Lincoln

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        #4
        Originally posted by Want2BFlyin View Post
        Hi DolevR

        Don't forget to include your first and last name on your posts, which you agreed to do when you signed up on the forums.
        .
        Didn't know that - my name is Dolev Ravid

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          #5
          Originally posted by DolevR View Post
          Hi guys
          it's couple of weeks that i'm thinking of buying the 738 include the varient of -600 and -700 .
          something that preventing me of buying it is the fact that PMDG is about to publish the new NG3 (couple of month or weeks ahead).
          if i'm buying it now - will I be able to get the NG3 for free? or maybe for significant discount?

          kind regards
          Now what made you think of that idea?Discount,FREE.
          Danny Z.Cebis

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            #6
            I'm waiting myself.

            I'm currently flying the 787 as Qantas/Jetstar are changing their fleets over to them for their medium/long hauls and I'll fly the NG3 as my Domestic Aircraft. Looking forward to it!
            Peter Walsh.

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              #7
              I would go ahead and get the NGX if you need a 737. It may be another year or two before NG3.
              Victor Green

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              • Ausflight
                Ausflight commented
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                Or three.............ten characters.

              #8
              Two or three years ?
              Damned, i was thinking it will be released this year...

              I already owned the NG so it's not really a problem but i can't wait to see this new bird.

              HOAREAU Loïc
              Last edited by aSh; 11Aug2019, 17:06. Reason: Edit : Sign
              Loïc Hoareau

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                #9
                Originally posted by aSh View Post
                Two or three years ?
                Damned, i was thinking it will be released this year...
                I see no reason as to why you shouldn't purchase the 737 series now. It's a magnificent bird and is (still, despite the more advanced features and graphics of the 777 and 747) my favorite PMDG plane to date.

                To be honest, I seriously doubt that, we'll see the NG3 this year - as far as I know, it hasn't even gotten into beta yet.

                Without knowing anything about PMDG's timetable or their current status of their NG3, I don't think it will be released this year.
                My best guess would be sometime in late 2020 - but to be honest (and a little pessimistic) my personal guess is mid-to-late 2021 to 2022...
                Best regards,
                --Anders Bermann--
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                Pilot-ID: SAS2471

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by Anders Bermann View Post
                  Without knowing anything about PMDG's timetable or their current status of their NG3, I don't think it will be released this year.
                  My best guess would be sometime in late 2020 - but to be honest (and a little pessimistic) my personal guess is mid-to-late 2021 to 2022...
                  The only clue would be that RSR said some time ago it would go into beta by late May/early June if everything went as planned, which I believe it didn't since I don't think there was an update that it actually is in beta. If you go by perhaps a three month delay, it would enter beta testing late this month/early September. Based on that, 2021 or even 2022 seem unlikely to me.

                  This, however, is really just speculation and guessing mixed with hope on my side. This is why I would welcome at least an overview of the state of the product. I know why there are no actual release dates, but I would assume a rough estimate (based in the assumption everything went according to plan) could be viable. Could be months, could be years ... could be anything.

                  Niklas Graefe

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                    #11
                    Gents - the above timelines are speculation from other users.

                    There is only one valid source for news from us: PMDG...and most specifically, RSR.

                    I'm not saying Victor can't offer up his opinion - his idea is just as good as anyone other customer here - but just be mindful of the fact that the speculation of those not in the know is wild: he has no more information than you do.
                    Kyle Rodgers
                    PMDG Simulations

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by krodgers View Post
                      the speculation of those not in the know is wild
                      That's why I spoke about a rough estimate. Nothing too precise and obviously subject to change, but an estimate that will give people a general idea of where the product is, if that's feasible. Whether it's a matter of a couple of months or years. This would also make it easier for people like the OP to determine whether to buy a product to be replaced or to hold off until the new one arrives.

                      Niklas Graefe

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by threegreen View Post
                        That's why I spoke about a rough estimate. Nothing too precise and obviously subject to change, but an estimate that will give people a general idea of where the product is, if that's feasible. Whether it's a matter of a couple of months or years. This would also make it easier for people like the OP to determine whether to buy a product to be replaced or to hold off until the new one arrives.
                        As long as this is noted, but do keep in mind that it is important to note. One need only look at Loïc's response, above. He took Victor's answer as authoritative, it seems, particularly because it doesn't clearly state what you note.
                        Kyle Rodgers
                        PMDG Simulations

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by DolevR View Post
                          Hi guys
                          it's couple of weeks that i'm thinking of buying the 738 include the varient of -600 and -700 .
                          something that preventing me of buying it is the fact that PMDG is about to publish the new NG3 (couple of month or weeks ahead).
                          if i'm buying it now - will I be able to get the NG3 for free? or maybe for significant discount?

                          kind regards
                          Hi Dolev,

                          Just want to mention that PMDG is currently having a 22% off sale on everything that will end soon -- an extremely rare event for PMDG.
                          Mike

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                            #15
                            So the NG3 is the NG series remade? Not the MAX?
                            Evan Cheauré (EvantheKidDS)

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                            • threegreen
                              threegreen commented
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                              I personally think it's likely we'll get the MAX at some point, too, and I think the hints they dropped are more clear than their nature of being just hints would suggest. But it will most likely not be the upcoming NG3 product. They already stated that the NG3 will replace the NGX product line. It's simply nonsensical to call the product NG3 when it's not an NG but a MAX. The hint in the change log of the Ops Center actually says NG3/MAX which to me means there is going to be both, an NG and a MAX. As far as I can remember, the "MAX'd out" was referring to their future development situation after the 747-8 and while it certainly suggests there will be a MAX at some point, it doesn't rule out a third version of the NG. I think the MAX will come later as an expansion to the NG3.

                              Just my two cents, though.

                            • EvantheKidDS
                              EvantheKidDS commented
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                              So, what you're saying is, that the NG3 is going to be a revamped 737-600/900 + ER's? And that, there could be a future MAX expansion for it including the MAX 7/9 maybe, 10?

                            • threegreen
                              threegreen commented
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                              That's what I believe, yes. No official word yet.

                              Do keep in mind though that the NG3 is a completely new, standalone product. It replaces the NGX but it's not just an update to it.

                            #16
                            To the best of my knowledge, nothing has been mentioned by PMDG that would indicate that the NG3 would be the MAX.
                            Tim Lincoln

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                              #17
                              Originally posted by krodgers View Post

                              As long as this is noted, but do keep in mind that it is important to note. One need only look at Loïc's response, above. He took Victor's answer as authoritative, it seems, particularly because it doesn't clearly state what you note.
                              I'm not sure if we are at cross purposes. I wanted to make the suggestion that PMDG make some kind of rough estimate so that we get a general idea of what kind of time frame we are looking at here. I don't know if an estimate like that makes sense from your point of view as the developer.
                              Niklas Graefe

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                                #18
                                Originally posted by threegreen View Post

                                I'm not sure if we are at cross purposes. I wanted to make the suggestion that PMDG make some kind of rough estimate so that we get a general idea of what kind of time frame we are looking at here. I don't know if an estimate like that makes sense from your point of view as the developer.
                                Hi Niklas, PMDG cannot make a rough estimate because even when they are careful to make it clear that it is an estimate when that time approaches many many start demanding status and updates. It becomes a circus.

                                Best just to assume it's not close (because it's not in beta), and that it is in the unforeseeable future.
                                Dan Downs KCRP

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                                • threegreen
                                  threegreen commented
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                                  Fair enough.
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