May 23rd will be go down in the history books as the day Lockheed Martin finally put rumour to rest and reveal their next iteration of desktop flight simulation. We have known that version 4 of Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D series was bound to happen eventually, but today, Lockheed Martin have revealed the future of their product line.
It’s official – 64-bit simming!
Prepar3D V4 has been officially revealed by Lockheed Martin and as told by us, V4 is indeed 64-bit. The added memory will ensure that simmers will be less likely to encounter out of memory errors and increase detail to suit their hardware without running the risk of running out of available memory. This is fantastic news as it brings the platform to a modern era, as well as bringing the final major flight simulator to a 64-bit era.
Some great features have been inclued in this upcoming version of P3D.
Other features Lockheed announced:
- Dynamic Lighting
- Rain/Snow particles
- Global 3D trees
- A fully reworked development software
- New default vehicles
Now that the NDA has been lifted, we expect to see plenty of streams and screenshots of the new sim over the course of the coming days. We’ll do what we can to get you some exclusive stuff!
Now that it’s finally cleared up, read our article on setting our expectations for the new sim. We’re eager to hear details from third parties about how they plan to support the new platform.
Also, a special thank you to everyone who believed in us from the start. We take this community very seriously and are extremely pleased that our sources have been honest and truthful. We’ve always taken journalism seriously and only aim to provide you with accurate information even if it is rumour or speculation. As always if you have feedback, please email or contact us!