At long last, PMDG’s highly anticipated Boeing 737 for MSFS has entered beta testing. The announcement was made by Robert Randazzo over on the PMDG forums.
Robert shares that the plane is now in a state that “will mostly conform to the final product”. Though it’s now entered beta testing, work on the plane is still on-going. Several development items were shared in the forum update, including 3D modelling and texturing work, TCAS implementation and testing and external flight plan loading, among others. The team is also investigating and looking for platform specific issues that have arisen from using MSFS, mostly caused by the inexperience with the SDK.
As the testers have now received the airplane beta, they will begin to put it through its paces and the team is eagerly awaiting their feedback (in the therefor designated places). Don’t expect to see any beta feedback just yet though, as these beta testers are still under embargo and it may still take a little time before PMDG is ready to share more about the beta.
Last but not least, Robert shared two previews of the plane. The first preview features the HUD, that will feature all flight modes you’ll need during the flight. It also shows how collimation will show in MSFS. The other preview is of the exterior of the plane during dusk and shows some of the external lighting features.