• Just Flight Cancels Two P3D Airliners

    Just Flight Cancels Two P3D Airliners

    It's with a great deal of regret that we have taken the tough decision not to proceed with any further development of both the 747 Classic and A300B4-200 for Prepar3D.

    We appreciate that this will be disappointing for those of you who are still flying in P3D and have been looking forward to a study-level airliner, but the drastically reduced number of P3D users since the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator sadly makes further development of the 747 and A300 for P3D an unviable proposition for us.

    We are, however, working to release both aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, taking full advantage of all the latest features offered by this new platform. We'll bring you some firmer details about a development schedule in due course.

    We thank you all for your patience and understanding and our sincere apologies to all of you who were looking forward to flying these airliners in P3D.

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    Tags: just flight

    13 Comments
    1. Northwest102!'s Avatar
      Northwest102! -
      This company just sucks. After they said they'd provide all this support to Traffic Global for P3D/FSX, they hardly did anything. Not following Through should be a slogan for Just Flight
    1. rim047's Avatar
      rim047 -
      Are they, as Aeroplane Heaven, given to the community of custumers all P3D products as freeware? LoL
      Regards
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Northwest102! View Post
      This company just sucks. After they said they'd provide all this support to Traffic Global for P3D/FSX, they hardly did anything. Not following Through should be a slogan for Just Flight
      Just because there haven‘t been any Traffic
      Global updates recently doesn't mean it isn't supported. If you have a problem with Traffic Global contact their customer support. In my experience they are very responsive. They can't fix a problem if they don't know about it.

      It's certainly disappointing that the 747 and A300 won't now be released for P3D but understandable due to so many people switching from P3D to MSFS. Commercial companies like Just Flight can't afford to lose money launching products that won't sell in high enough numbers.
    1. Flightcrew's Avatar
      Flightcrew -
      The number of P3D users has not drastically reduced..Go ahead and keep supporting a Beta program like MSFS..Just Flight just lost my business
    1. widowmaker320's Avatar
      widowmaker320 -
      P3D is ancient history...little wonder Just Flight has dumped it
    1. j4cko562's Avatar
      j4cko562 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightcrew View Post
      The number of P3D users has not drastically reduced..Go ahead and keep supporting a Beta program like MSFS..Just Flight just lost my business
      You are SO far from reality it actually astounds me. P3D is virtually dead as far as a development platform goes, it makes no sense to continue. Not sure what planet you are on, or where you got your stats that "The number of P3D users has not drastically reduced", because that it absolute dribble. With regard to MSFS being in Beta, well, thanks for letting us know you have not used it in the last 18 months (or ever, I'd guess), as it is FAR from that. Get with the times, it's 2022 now, not 2012.
    1. Flightcrew's Avatar
      Flightcrew -
      Quote Originally Posted by j4cko562 View Post
      You are SO far from reality it actually astounds me. P3D is virtually dead as far as a development platform goes, it makes no sense to continue. Not sure what planet you are on, or where you got your stats that "The number of P3D users has not drastically reduced", because that it absolute dribble. With regard to MSFS being in Beta, well, thanks for letting us know you have not used it in the last 18 months (or ever, I'd guess), as it is FAR from that. Get with the times, it's 2022 now, not 2012.
      Get with the times?...Tell that to MSFS..They dont even have the most widely used aircraft (737-800) as part of their setup..You have to go out and purchase one...Brilliant!
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightcrew View Post
      The number of P3D users has not drastically reduced..Go ahead and keep supporting a Beta program like MSFS..Just Flight just lost my business
      Seeing as how P3D is a commercial level simulator that one has to shell out quite a bit of money for, and the fact that XPlane and FSX:SE are a lot cheaper and MSFS is way prettier, it is little wonder that developers are stepping away from P3D. Even if it is true that the number of users of P3D has not dropped dramatically, if the number 100 represents the sum total users of P3D, and let's say, 10% drop P3D, that is only 90 users left. Now, take MSFS, and let's use the number 10,000, and it increases by 10% so it is now, 11,000, and it is very easy to see why Just Flight made the jump. It's not complicated. Throwing a tantrum about them "losing your business" means little because you are flying P3D and not buying their new aircraft anyway. It's like saying well, Tesla lost my business because of Elon Musk bought Twitter, when you own a Ford F-150 and already weren't going to buy a Tesla anyway. So the fact that you own other Just Flight planes means your whole rant boils down to nothing but an attention seeking diatribe.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightcrew View Post
      Get with the times?...Tell that to MSFS..They dont even have the most widely used aircraft (737-800) as part of their setup..You have to go out and purchase one...Brilliant!
      You do know the highest selling narrow body is the A320 right? And that is in already in the simulator? And that Boeing is already represented by 2 aircraft with the 747-8 and the 787. And, OH NO! I have to go buy a plane that I want! Like we haven't been doing that already for at least 30 years? Seriously, you need to get a grip. It is pretty easy to tell you haven't spent any time with MSFS recently.
    1. sky44's Avatar
      sky44 -
      For the guy who wants the 747 for P3D, may I suggest you make your own! Check the Youtube Tutorials, there are many many...Oh you can make your own AI Traffic too.....Get busy man!!!
    1. marcoswiechers's Avatar
      marcoswiechers -
      3 years waiting and this is the solution?
    1. CHRISRD's Avatar
      CHRISRD -
      "It's with a great deal of regret that we have taken the tough decision not to proceed with any further development of both the 747 Classic and A300B4-200 for Prepar3D."

      Now I'm personally not interested in P3D, I'm still content with FSX:SE and have a lot invested in it BUT I think the above statement is a crock of baloney. Just Flight is simply going after the money and nothing more. Regret, my butt! MSFS is near virgin territory with lots of possibilities for developers and isn't that why they got into this business- to make money?
      All I'm saying is at least they could be honest about their decision. They did the same thing to FSX and will again if something better than MSFS comes along.

      "It's nothing personal, Jack. It's just good business."
      ―Cutler Beckett (Pirates Of The Caribbean)
    1. stretch's Avatar
      stretch -
      Having been a developer for 25 years and worked with at least 30 other developers you do have to go where the money is. You have to be able to pay the people on your team. You must make money to remain in the business and remain a relevant entity. I am still running P3D & FSX. I did purchase FS2020, I ran it for a few months and deleted it from my drive. I grew tired of the hang ups, crashes, and constant updates which always broke something. I also disliked its architecture. I've also noticed that the overall bulk development of add ons has drastically dropped off which I knew would happen. Who wants to try and provide products for software that is constantly breaking the products you produce? Constantly having to update what you create. That gets old in a hurry. I enjoyed my time in this hobby, it was fun and you folks are a great bunch of people. We all have different likes, just do what you love and don't sweat the small stuff.

      Blue Skies,
      Aaron
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