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Aerosoft Airbus Professional Series Major P3Dv4 Update

Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:19:32 GMT

As one of the most commonly used Aerosoft releases, the Airbus Professional package has undergone a major reboot and revival. This latest take on the Airbus range covers the A318/319, A320/321 and A330 Professional models previously released. 

Developed entirely for Prepar3D v4, this is aimed at high-level hobbyists and at the professional market in general. As P3D v4 offers a 64-bit system, this latest grouping can offer even more than previous add-ons could.

A318 cockpit preview from Aerosoft

After a bit of a mix-up, too, Aerosoft have clarified that buying the Professional P3D v4 edition will get you full access to the old FSX and P3D v3 editions for free. While these cannot hit the same levels of realism, they are made available for use on lesser hardware when needed.

However, this major update is just that – major. This is a totally new build of the five aircraft listed above; not a re-touch of the original group. With new coding to help make the aircraft(s) more feasible, alongside new graphical and module changes, this is entirely new.

With around two-thirds of the graphical changes completely new and three quarters of the coding, this is almost a new model altogether. For those own the originals, you will need to purchase the Professional modules again. They are not part of the deal; you only receive the old editions for free when purchasing the new Professional range – not vice-versa.

Work in progress screenshot 1. Work in progress screenshot 2. Work in progress screenshot 3.

However, fair is fair and Aerosoft have agreed to sell the new Professional batches to previous owners of the ‘old’ versions at a discount cost. You can get the update at present for €16.95 plus VAT. For those looking to buy the full selection without the discount, then it will be priced at around €50 at present.

As ever, there’s no online activation to go through meaning that once you own the product, you are free to use it on your own hardware as you wish.

The release date at present is scheduled for Late 2017 for the A318, 319, 320 and 321 models. The 64-bit editions will come first, with the 32-bit editions released in early 2018.

We’ll provide more details about these latest builds and improvements as time goes on. Be sure to check the official Aerosoft forum topic for the latest updates and some great WIP images. For those looking to utilize P3D v4s greater capabilities, bookmark this!

Don't forget, you can already grab the Aerosoft A318/A319 add-on from SimShack here.  If you're not interested in payware at all and want freeware, check out this add-on.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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HeikkiTue, 10 Apr 2018 13:10:39 GMT

The sad and undeniable fact is, P3Dv4 and its 2 updates is nothing more than the black sheep of the flight sim family. It wasnt that long ago that Xplane was shunned by most flight simmers in favour of FSX and P3D, a gigantic improvement to flight simming came into being with 64 bit and VR P3Dv4, but the major developers aside from PMDG and minority aircraft developers have simply not really taken up P3Dv4 64 bit. Yet the 'real' black sheep minority using Xplane series suddenly saw a huge up turn in aircraft development by many of the major aircraft developers, even Orbx decided to support this black sheep of the family..yet here we are several years later still waiting for Aerosoft to get its flagship Airbuses into production and available for P3Dv4, at there crawl speed of development by the time the airbuses arrive , P3D probably wont even support the aircraft because they are so out dated. Developers really need to get their acts together...people use P3Dv4 far more than they do FSX and Xplane. While Xplane scenery by default might be eye candy, P3Dv4 is more than capable of giving it a run for its money. Its sad to see that we still only have GA and a handful of airports...labelled professional by aerosoft (dont be conned into thinking this is something new, its just an upgrade in art assets nothing more and they are charging a lot of money for the pro titles.)

Anyway more developers need to get stuff out fo this flight sim (P3Dv4). Xplane lol!

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