Fans of PMDG’s 737 won’t have to wait too much longer as we have news that the PMDG 737-700 is now up for release. With that information we have dates, pricing, and a plan for future updates. Let’s have a look!
Here comes the 737
The long wait is nearly is over for 737 fans as a highly detailed version of Boeing’s successful airliner is now on final approach for release into Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Let’s start with the release date. PMDG reports in a recently released FAQ that the new aircraft will arrive between 1700Z and 2359Z on May 9th. The initial release will take place on the PMDG webstore only with the aircraft planned to come to the marketplace slightly later on. The report from PMDG’s Robert Randazzo is that the process is much quicker than it used to be with the DC-6.
There will be promotional pricing with the 737-700 coming in at $69.99 USD on release with the price rising to a standard price of $74.99 USD. This will apparently not happen until the 737-600 releases so you’ll have a bit of time to jump in with the promo price. The 737-700 and -800 are expected to command the same price. The -600 they say will approximately be $50 USD. The -900 is not yet priced.
The approximatelyed timeline for these aircraft goes as follows:
- 737-700 releases on May 9, 2022
- 737-600 is likely to release on June 20, 2022
- 737-800 is likely to release on August 1, 2022
- 737-900 is likely to release on September 12, 2022
PMDG 737NGXu for Prepar3D who purchased between November and December 2019 qualify for their move-up program. More on that in the FAQ.
There’s also a note that bundle pricing is not anticipated over the short term and will likely not start until mid or late 2023.
Release plan video
PMDG have also put out a video talking about the product as a whole while showing it off in its release state. There’s talk about textures, sounds, systems, and simulation and even some encouragement for newer sim pilots to jump in and enjoy. It’s a good primer if you want the short version of what PMDG is about to unleash into MSFS.
Heading to the store
So, come May 9, if you’re ready to jump in with PMDG’s 737-700 then head on over to the PMDG storefront and get ready for their promo priced airliner and then stay tuned for additional releases after that.