Flight simulation giant, PMDG announced that it is to cease development of new content for Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator X – Steam Edition along with Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Version 3!
The announcement comes as the development studio moves to its own forums after 21 years hosted on AVSIM.
In a post to the PMDG forums, CEO, Robert Randazzo said: “As we prepare to entire our 22nd year in operation, PMDG will, effective immediately, focus our development efforts on platforms using 64bit architecture.”
The company cites “rapidly declining customer adoption rates and increased complexity” as reasons for dropping the 32bit platforms.
Randazzo added: “Products currently on the market for these platforms will remain for sale, and will continue to be fully supported by PMDG as there are many tens of thousands of users still enjoying these platforms worldwide. We will not be bringing new products such as the NG3 to these platforms, choosing instead to focus on Prepar3D v4.4+ and possibly Prepar3D v5 and XPLANE in our future development endeavors.”
With reference to products available for Prepar3D Version 3, Randazzo said: “We are currently evaluating an End-of-Life option for our P3D v3 products due to extremely low adoption rates and the difficulty in maintaining compatibility as we update our products to take advantage of new features in the P3D v4 platform.”
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