John Venema, CEO of Orbx has said the company will not be charging for their products for the next version of Prepa3D.
“[Our products] will be 100% free to use on the new platform. Better still, through the magic of FTXCv3 you won’t even need to re-download them.”
The release date for Prepar3D version 4 from Lockheed Martin (LM) has yet to be announced. Although there has been speculation on whether it will be 64-bit, this has yet to be confirmed by LM.
Venema concluded: “Please do NOT ask me or any member of the Orbx team about any tech details about any new P3D releases from LM, or why we can make this zero-cost promise. We are under NDA and we will not be pressed into talking about it for obvious reasons. If and when LM give us permission to discuss things publicly then we’ll do so.”