Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has recently updated its flagship simulation and training software solution Prepar3D to version four, adding improvements to performance, a fully redesigned user interface and virtual reality (VR) enhancements.
Utilising 64-bit architecture to deliver realistic visuals the new version of Prepar3D features major visual upgrades including, a new realistic lighting system, 3D weather capabilities, 40 high-detail cities and more than 24,900 airports across the globe. For this edition Lockheed includes 21 new default vehicles such as the Lockheed Martin F-35A, F-22 Raptor, MH-60 Black Hawk, Fury 1500, Beechcraft Baron 58 and the Neptune Submersible to name a few.
In terms of the improved VR support Prepar3D features updated native support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
“Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® simulation software, and v4 provides unprecedented realism,” said Sandy Samuel, vice president, Training and Simulation Solutions in a statement. “While initially the premier tool for training both commercial and military aviators, Prepar3D has grown to drive simulation for almost any vehicle in the air, at sea, underwater or even in the depths of space.”
“We are thrilled for Prepar3D v4 to be fully converted to 64-bit so users can take advantage of the full power of modern systems,” says Adam Breed Prepar3D engineering project manager. “This release pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in courseware training and experiences, including vast improvements to performance, graphical fidelity, and the number of entities that can be concurrently simulated in global-scale scenarios.”
For the full changelog of feature updates head to the Prepar3D website for more info. As for any further updates keep reading VRFocus.