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PMDG 737 NG3 For Microsoft Flight Simulator


It has been nearly a year since I told you that PMDG standssquarely behind Microsoft's re-entry to the simming market and weintend to release all of our core product lines (PMDG 737, PMDG 747,PMDG 777, PMDG DC-6) into this platform upon it’s arrival. Since thatannouncement I have been largely silent on the topic primarily becauseit didn’t seem to make much sense to share with you the few bits ofinformation that I am allowed to share when so much of what we mightshare is subject to embargo.

With Microsoft's announcement of the pending release date for theirinitial version of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) I havebeen cleared to give you a bit of a view behind the scenes in order tohelp set your expectations with regard to PMDG’s products in thecoming weeks and months.

Our first product release for MSFS will be the PMDG 737NG3. Thisproduct is being built using the core capability that emerges from ourhistoric line of 737NG simulation technology. This product is notmerely a conversion of the Prepar3D product line, but is a completerebuild adapted specifically to utilize the new simulation engine ofMSFS. It would be hard for me to overstate the enormity of this taskand I will cover some of the reasons for this description in anotherpost perhaps. Suffice to say that for the first time in 23 years, theentire PMDG development team is learning to work with an entirely newdevelopment process that bears little resemblance to the methods andtechnology we have been using for nearly a quarter century. For anumber of years, we have all hoped that one day we would see a newsimulation platform that capitalizes on the existing core simmerecosystem while leveraging everything modern hardware has tooffer. MSFS is rapidly growing to give us what we have wanted with allof the benefits that come from the speed and capability of abig-budget development effort.

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