Lockheed Martin Future Plans Recap – P3D v4.1 Release Date And Features + Big Product Releases With v4.1 Release

in case you didn’t know already, Lockheed Martin conducted their AMA over on Reddit yesterday, we got some interesting answers from Lockheed Martin, which revealed some crucial information about future updates for the P3D series, in particular, v4.1, we got some great information and of course, a release date

P3D v4.1 release date

P3D v4.1 has been confirmed to be released on October 10th 2017

Products being released alongside v4.1

as mentioned below, FS labs did mention that their A320-X requires some problem sorting with the P3D platform and that 4.1 would bring fixes to these problems FS labs discovered when porting over their A320 to the 64-bit platform. Lockheed confirmed that some big addon releases will be occurring around the time of the v4.1 release in response to a question regarding the FS labs A320 and the majestic Q400. This means that there is a massive chance we will see the FS labs A320-X being released around the time of 4.1 (October 10th)

“we work extremely close with developers, and we are aware that there will be a few big product releases on or very close to the v4.1 release”

P3D v4.1 features

as mentioned by developers when v4 was first released, and developers started pushing out 64-bit versions of their products, some developers mentioned v4.1 will have many improvements to the platform, and major bug fixes, which some developers mentioned were crucial for their product, FlightSimLabs did mention this in terms with the A320-X for P3D v4, so we know that v4.1 will include bug fixes and improvements (as usual) but also these features which were confirmed by over on the AMA…

  • First steps towards rain effects on the cockpit windows
  • immersive technology and virtual reality
  • improve the multicore threading performance

Whats coming in the long-term

as well as immediate changes in the v4.1 version, Lockheed Martin have promised a lot of features and improvements for the future, we may see these in v4.2 or v4.3 etc, or they may be further in the future, such as P3D v5

  • DirectX 12
  • updating the airport database, removing closed airports etc
  • ATC improvemnts with voice regonition
  • sloped runways
  • perception of speed
  • wet/dry runways
  • better GPU usage
  • improvements to SDK


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[…] As we covered on the 27th of last month, Lockheed have confirmed some features of their upcoming v4.1 update for P3D over on their Reddit AMA, which we rounded up all of the details and features here […]

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David Williams

Will the update be a stand alone or installed on version 4?

David Williams
David Williams

Thanks Arran

Harvett Bradford

Keep up the good work Lockheed.

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