Prepar3D V5 : on April 14th

Lockheed Martin announced the launch of the new version of Prepar3D 5 next week, on April 14th.

They introduce it as the first big step “in the development of an all new platform”. It will support DirectX 12, allows the airports designers to make sloping runways. There are also two major improvements integrated : “Realistic sky, clouds, and atmosphere with Simul trueSKY integration.” and “Dynamic ocean with NVIDIA WaveWorks 2.0″.

Their announcement lists also the new aircraft and enhancements : for example, the “F-35B and F-35C variants with PBR textures developed by IndiaFoxtEcho, Updated F-35A model with PBR textures developed by IndiaFoxtEcho, and Updated F-22 model developed by IRIS Simulations.”.

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Andrea Benvenuti
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 07:41

Now, this is odd and unexpected…

I guess the only way they can get people on board now is if add on works without repurchase, otherwise people will not spend the money to update everything to V5 only to then move to MSFS.

Kudos to LM for trying thought, either they know something about MSFS and are not scared or they think MSFS won’t last long.

peter curtis
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:55

Is it a a free upgrade from 4.5?

peter curtis
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 15:41
Reply to  Sebastien

Shame,with you know what on the horizon!

Andrea Benvenuti
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 18:14
Reply to  peter curtis

I am ok with paying for a new sim, less ok with paying for addons to be updated, at least not full price.

In this case, with FS2020 on the horizon, it makes less sense to repurchase everything.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:03

I’m not buying any new flight sim until FS2020 is out. If it is a flop, I will reconsider

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 20:23

Lockheed doesn’t really care about competing with FS2020. Majority of their customers are military/air force orginizations and not flight simmers.

Andrea Benvenuti
Friday, April 10, 2020 06:51
Reply to  Amir

I am sure they care, 50 $ times 100.000 users = 250.000.000$ that is a lot of money you can save developing for military/air force orginizations.

James P
Saturday, April 11, 2020 08:33

50 x 100,000 = 5,000,000 not 250,000,000

Andrea Benvenuti
Sunday, April 12, 2020 06:15

Just realized I tyed 2250 million, he he ment 5 million of course, wich is still nice for “free” development money.