PMDG’s Rob Randazzo has taken to the forums to tell the flight simulation community the wait for the anticipated 737-800 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is almost over. The aircraft product is due to head into final testing this week and it’s planned it will be available for all by the end of the month.
The product will include four new airframes: the 737-800 passenger airliner, the BBJ2, the 737-800 BCF and the 737-800 BDSF. Each of them will have blended winglet or the split scimitar winglets, along with custom flight models, sound sets and more.
Rob said, “we **might** have one or two minor tweaks we want to make to this build before it goes out to you, but the plan currently is to release the PMDG 737-800 between 23AUG22 and 31AUG22.”
Alongside this, he also shared a new 10-minute video that showcases some of the new features that will come with the 737-800 upon release. This includes new window shades and movable cockpit lighting.
Another feature that is hotly anticipated is the PMDG Universal Flight Tablet. Whilst it won’t make it for the release of the 737-800, it is planned to be in beta testing in the 2nd half of September. Rob continued, “we don’t anticipate the tablet requiring a long beta process, as it was designed from the outset to be easily expandable and scalable much like a real tablet device. We are looking forward to showing you this new feature!”
The 737-800 is easily the most anticipated of the airframe types of the narrow body since it is also the most popular in the real-world with airliners. We’re keen to see how PMDG prices the 737-800 following the surprisingly low price point of the 737-600 that was released just a few weeks ago.