Here is the link to the LM forum post denoting P3D will be released this month per WBard:
Also confirmed by Razbam and FlightBeam Studios
According to Ron from Razbam:"Some pics of our Helldiver in P3DV2.0...FYI with P3DV2.0 Professional Plus you get weapons (guided/unguided) FLIR systems, ECM pods, countermeasures etc (obviously all should be created by 3rd party devs), it´s going to be awesome."
"One of the benefits of the new lighting system is that all aircraft now have nice, smooth VC shadows, without the need to make changes to the MDL file like we have to in FSX. This means all FSX aircraft running in P3D have shadows like that out of the box."
According to Amir FlightBeam:
"Now that some restrictions have been lifted, we can safely tell you Flightbeam has been participating with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d V2 BETA, for two reasons
1. Make P3D v2 better by providing feedback to LM
2. Make our products 100% compatible.
First off, this needs to be said about some crazy rumors I've been reading...
The folks over at LM are closely listening to FSX customers. I can assure you that the wild rumors about LM chasing out single end-user customers are untrue.
Now on to exciting things... this IS the FSX replacement. Everything said here comes from first hand experience and testing. Just from our screenshot attached, you will see several things already. Dynamic cockpit shadows, native bloom (no performance penalty), and volumetric fog. This is just the tip of the iceberg, LM has extensively optimized the engine and it runs much more efficiently than FSX. ALL your CPU cores will be used. Your GPU/Video card will finally take a beating (I know mine has). LM Engineers have also modified code to better optimize memory management, which also means less OOM. And did I already mention, its now a DirectX 11 engine?
And what better news than this: All our products are compatible now, and LM is expected to release V2 THIS MONTH."
One thing is for sure, AirDailyX will have P3D 2.0 on day 1 of release so stay tuned for my impressions! Great news indeed! Stay tuned!!
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