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    737 Max... any hope we will see it?

    Hello all,

    A few years ago there was mention of a 737 Max in development. Is there any chance we will ever see it for P3D? I'd much rather use my store credit for a sim I enjoy using. So far MSFS is not an enjoyable experience.

    Thanks,
    Dan
    Dan Pergau
    Barrie, Ontario
    i7-10700K, 32gb-3200mhz - GTX1080 - Dell U3415W

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    At least the other team have confirmed it on P3Dv5
    ZHU Hai
    B737 Ground instructor

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      #3
      I don't think so. The P3D 737NGxu is no longer available on the PMDG store as far as I can see.

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      • AngelofAttack
        AngelofAttack commented
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        That's sad, and no any announcement from PMDG about this?

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      Originally posted by UAL277 View Post
      I don't think so. The P3D 737NGxu is no longer available on the PMDG store as far as I can see.
      I think that they made it unaivalable for a short period of time because the msfs 737 is unailavable too. The two might be linked at some point
      there are no reason for PMDG to stop the P3D sales, it wouldn’t make sense.

      About the MAX, the problem is that it is still far. First the last model of the msfs 737 line will be released in 18 weeks. Then PMDG will work on the 777 then the 747.
      how far are these aircrafts? Do you think that PMDG is already working on the 777? Nobody knows, we haven’t seen a single screenshot yet. But considering the outrageous number of msfs sales they racked today in the first hours only, you bet they are going full steam ahead with the msfs development.

      they might want to release all 777 & 747 variants before starting to work on the MAX. It means that I doubt the MAX will be released before 2024 at the earliest. Could be even worse.
      Then, considering a lot of simmers already left P3D before the 737 release, it will be worse starting today, and it will be even worse when the PMDG 777 & 747 will be available. And some others nice msfs aircrafts will also be released by then

      To conclude, by the time the MAX will be ready, we will have to be lucky to see it available for P3D if we are still stuck with 5.3 with nothing new to close the gap with msfs. And let be realistic, P3D 6.0 would need to be miles ahead of msfs to see people coming back. If it closes a part of the gap or even comes on par with msfs, unless it comes in the next 6 months, it would probably be too late already. And as today, there are still no hints that P3D 6.0 will ever see the light.

      Maybe 95% of the msfs code could be used to make a downgrade P3D version. In that case, maybe. But if that require heavy work, my guess is that PMDG would never recover the ressources they would put in a P3D 737 MAX. Any smart business would allow those ressources to work on a msfs 757 for exemple.
      Last edited by gordon24; 10May2022, 05:39.
      Stephane Dirand

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        #5
        Originally posted by gordon24 View Post

        I think that they made it unaivalable for a short period of time because the msfs 737 is unailavable too. The two might be linked at some point
        there are no reason for PMDG to stop the P3D sales, it wouldn’t make sense.

        About the MAX, the problem is that it is still far. First the last model of the msfs 737 line will be released in 18 weeks. Then PMDG will work on the 777 then the 747.
        how far are these aircrafts? Do you think that PMDG is already working on the 777? Nobody knows, we haven’t seen a single screenshot yet. But considering the outrageous number of msfs sales they racked today in the first hours only, you bet they are going full steam ahead with the msfs development.

        they might want to release all 777 & 747 variants before starting to work on the MAX. It means that I doubt the MAX will be released before 2024 at the earliest. Could be even worse.
        Then, considering a lot of simmers already left P3D before the 737 release, it will be worse starting today, and it will be even worse when the PMDG 777 & 747 will be available. And some others nice msfs aircrafts will also be released by then

        To conclude, by the time the MAX will be ready, we will have to be lucky to see it available for P3D if we are still stuck with 5.3 with nothing new to close the gap with msfs. And let be realistic, P3D 6.0 would need to be miles ahead of msfs to see people coming back. If it closes a part of the gap or even comes on par with msfs, unless it comes in the next 6 months, it would probably be too late already. And as today, there are still no hints that P3D 6.0 will ever see the light.

        Maybe 95% of the msfs code could be used to make a downgrade P3D version. In that case, maybe. But if that require heavy work, my guess is that PMDG would never recover the ressources they would put in a P3D 737 MAX. Any smart business would allow those ressources to work on a msfs 757 for exemple.
        Couple of things, the 777 is in development already, RSR has already said so.

        Also I think I've seen before that the MAX is already created for P3D, just not released, although I could be wrong on that
        Joe Colehouse EGCC

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