PMDG Drops New MSFS Development Update

January 12, 2022

Storied aircraft developer PMDG has outlined their current developments for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. As the team approaches their 25th year in business, they hope that this year will be “revolutionary” for their whole product line. 

PMDG 737 for MSFS

PMDG is making rapid progress on the 737 development. Randazzo anticipates that the team will promptly begin integrating the latest Navigraph API for chart display within their EFB. In the preview image provided by PMDG, the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) and VSD (vertical situation display) are on full presentation. 

In terms of other not-so-subtle details, the Honeywell MCP has been recreated to simulate the real quirks of the system. The team has accounted for the oddly shaped knobs and strange paint applications. The team is also trying to tackle a hardware issue relating to the three-position landing gear lever, as most two-position hardware conflicts with MSFS’s module that continually streams controller position data.  

Wrapping things up

While there’s no release date set for the 737, Randazzo admits that the team is in the process of recording tutorial videos. Randazzo also hints at continuing their MSFS product catalog with a completely new airplane product in the future. This goes without saying, PMDG has claimed in the past that they will eventually convert their existing Prepar3D aircraft into MSFS. 

As excitement compounds the team’s promising development prospects, Threshold promises to keep you informed of PMDG’s future news. 

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