It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. After lots of teasers and previews, with some drama included, PMDG has finally released today its hugely anticipated simulation of the Boeing 737 for MSFS, starting with the -700 variant.
This is an important moment for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is now receiving one of the most legendary airplanes to ever hit the desktop flight simulation market. A rich, complex, highly authentic and realistic depiction of Boeing’s ubiquitous airliner is now available for MSFS simmers to enjoy and spend hundreds or thousands of hours traveling between the world’s busiest airports.
PMDG is launching today the -700 variant of the Boeing 737 Next Generation family in passenger, cargo, and BBJ airframes, with plans to release the other variants during this summer. The most current estimate points to a release in June for the -600, July for the -800 (the most wanted of them all), and August for the longer -900 variant.
There’s a lot to be said about PMDG’s simulation of the Boeing 737 but, at this point, everyone is familiar with the global idea: it’s the quintessential airliner for Flight Simulator.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy of the PMDG 737 for MSFS, now available exclusively through PMDG’s own website, priced at $69.99.
This price will go up slightly when the -600 launches in a few weeks, so consider the $69.99 to be a promotional price. PMDG will bump it up slightly to $74.99 once the -600 releases, which itself will be priced at around $50.
PMDG includes a wide range of liveries for the 737-700, representative of the real-world operators. These can easily be installed through the PMDG Operations Center, which also enables users to customize the aircraft to their liking, such as setting up different combinations of winglet styles with the available liveries.
With every great airliner simmers also need some great airports. If you’re looking for the utmost realism in Microsoft Flight Simulator, now that you have a highly realistic airplane to take to the skies, make sure to check some of the best airports that have been recently released for MSFS, such as Flightbeam’s Wellington Airport, Aerosoft’s Brussels, or FlyTampa’s Boston Logan. Even better, take a look into Drzewiecki Design’s extraordinary rendition of Renton Airport, the birthplace of every Boeing 737. Is there a better place to start this journey?
With the release of the Boeing 737, but also of the BAe 146, the MD-82, or even the Concorde (and with hints of an imminent release of the Fenix A320), we are now in full Airliner Season in Microsoft Flight Simulator, hopefully the start of a golden age for the simulator after months of struggles to get complex airplanes in the platform. Those arduous times appear to be left behind, so enjoy these awesome new releases and keep coming back to learn about all the great new stuff coming soon to MSFS.