Majestic Software has just released the latest news regarding their Dash-8 Q400 addon for FSX and Prepar3D.
They have announced that the Q400 is about to enter the beta phase, and their ‘tentative’ (their quotation marks) release date is Monday, October 23rd.
Some updates they mention being included in the work done include replacing the navigational database engine, the 2D panel graphics engine, and the network and interfacing functionality in order to update to the 64-bit era.
However, the big question everybody wants to know the answer to is “Will there be a cost for the transition to Prepar3D v4?” And the answer is: yes, there will be. Current owners of the Pilot and Pro versions for FSX / FSX:SE / Prepar3D v1-3 will receive a significant discount on the purchase of the version for v4. The discounts will be provided by the stores where the original purchase was made, or by Just Flight in the case of boxed editions.
The discounted pricing (available only to existing owners) is as follows:
PILOT version: 14.95 EUR
PRO version: 19.95 EUR
The price to purchase if you do not own it already will remain at the same price as the Dash8 currently sells for.