Aerosoft's CRJ might be one of the most requested payware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator at the moment. It promises high quality and is highly anticipated by Flight Simulator fans. Last month, developers at Aerosoft said: "The moment Asobo delivers the bits we need we can complete the project pretty fast. This year is very possible if the conditions are correct.". Hopes for a release in the same year were high. In one of their weekly Dev Updates, also Asobo showed to be "increasingly hopeful" that Aerosoft will be able to launch the CRJ before holiday 2020.
Now the developers have spoken out again in a forum post and announced that they will have to postpone the release until the first quarter of 2021.
In this regard we have a concern and we’ll keep it short: We made a really tough decision to postpone the CRJ release into the first quarter of next year. This decision wasn't easy for us, because we know how much anticipation there is in the community for this add-on.
We have decided to do so, because we want to deliver a CRJ that meets all expectations, but we have not reached this level yet. We need more time for the development and beta testing. We hope the additional time allows us to complete the necessary work to provide the highest quality and the best possible experience for you right from the start.
Aerosoft decided to postpone the release to have more time for development and beta testing, which is probably a good decision that, in the end, everyone will benefit from. However, fortunately, there is a small compensation. The first teaser has been released, and it shows the incredible detail put in this plane - eventhough it's only 30 seconds in length, enjoy.