Aerosoft A318/A319/A320/A321 Professional Preview

Mathijs has shared an update regarding the upcoming road map for these two products. For those of you might not know, they're two products: A320/A321 A318/A319.

It's important to note this product will be available for FSX:SP2, FSX:SE and P3D V3 and of course P3D V4.

The update is pretty direct and to the point. I've included it down below. For those of you who enjoy this product currently, what do you think?

For those who aren't interested in reading the whole thing, here are some quick highlights:

  • The two existing products will remain separate, the A330 will be added as the third in the family.
  • These are not updates, these are new builds, even the 32-bit versions.
  • Thus they won't be free but there will be discounts.
  • The 64-bit versions of the A318/A319 & A320/A321 will come first then the A330 and finally the the 32-bit version of the A318-A321.

Full write up:

How many products are this? And what will be the names?

  • Aerosoft A318/A319 Professional
  • Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional
  • Aerosoft A330 Professional

The 'Professional' in the title indicates that the product is developed for P3d V4 and partly for the professional market (did you know we sold over 75 educational licenses?). This 64 bit platform is our main development platform and our main market. We are sorry that this might lead to some confusion. In scenery we only use the term 'Professional' for products that are designed for P3d V4 and are ONLY P3D V4 compatible. They are not the same products as the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, P3D V3 versions. For aircraft they basically ARE the same.  One product, one buy and you can install as many times on any compatible sim (as long as it is your sim and not that of a friend).  In other words, you buy the P3D v4 version and get the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, and P3D V3 version for free. A bit complex, sorry about that. 

Are these updates of the old version?

No, they are fully new builds. The 32 bits versions had some code in it that was close to 7 years old and was holding us back.  So we decided to redo a lot of the modules and graphics to modern standards. Around 60% of the modeling and textures are new and more then 75% of the code is new.

So they probably are not free updates, right?

Indeed. But as always Aerosoft will never charge you double for anything. If we replace 50 of a product the update will only cost you half the new price. I this case it's even better because we if you own the A318/A319/A320/A321 and want the newer versions you will be offered an update price of 16.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable). If you want the A330 and have any of the older models we might be able to offer you an discount as well, not 100% sure on that. The full versions will cost just under 50 Euro. We still have to decide on the update and full prices of possible bundles. Will be okay. Of course prices can always change.

When will they be released? Next week?

No. The 64 bit version of the A318/A319/A320 and A321 will come first (because we got so many customers of those who want 64 bit versions). That will be for sure this year. The A330 (32 and 64 bit versions) will be next, early next year, the 32 bit A318/A319/A320/A321 after that.

DRM? Online activation?

Of course not. You paid for the files and can do with them (on your own systems) as you want.