Future of P3D

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby Blaunarwal » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:19 am

Blaunarwal, I will take the liberty of repeating a statement I made earlier:

"You are asking a company to reveal their marketing strategy.

Not going to happen."

And I will add: especially not in this situation.

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Jorgen, you still don't understand the point here. As a former communication officer in a large company I know, when you have to talk to the people. And communication professionals understand to not disclose secrets like marketing strategies if they don't want. Who sais, it is better to not tell the people, what strategy they follow. This may encourage people to stick with P3D4 instead of jumping off to MSFS. Unless LM is not interested in further earnings from this community, like Microsoft was after FSX, they would behave like this.
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Re: Future of P3D

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:39 am

I worked in major U.S. companies (software and hardware) for 16 years, with large public visibility.

None of us, even the marketing and the press liaison people, would ever say anything about our future plans.

At the most, a comment would be like: "we are looking into that", "it is being worked upon", or similar null statements.

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby Blaunarwal » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:50 am

These were other times and LM is still in the old times I guess. Today active communication is the strategy. As I said before, to me it looks like LM has laid down its arms. So if I was not upset about Microsoft leaving us alone with FSX, I'd rather go for the new platform, because they promise something new, something wanted. But as you said, it's only promises now, nothing real.
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Re: Future of P3D

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:06 am

Today's "active communications" is, IMNSHO, many times a bunch of bovine byproduct (especially in politics, but that's a whole different story).

And if L-M indeed are old school, silence on their marketing strategy is then exactly what you can expect. So I would not be so sure that they have laid down their arms....

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby eallan » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:14 am

I've watched a few reviews from people who were invited to MS HQ to preview FS2020 and one, in particular, had the same views about MS deserting the community as some of you above.

However, I'm blown away by what I've seen so far. It's going to be a game-changer.

Look at the latest review on YT.
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Re: Future of P3D

Postby CaptBMckay » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:36 pm

Of course they'd say that. They were invited to by Microsoft and who would openly be critical for such an experience. I think the sim will be an added bonus but nothing that would cause me to leave P3D. P3D swooped in when things looked bleak. I'm happy with my setup. I'm pretty certain, LM will deliver something as will Xplane. There is always this high level of hype until people really get to digest what MSFS will be.

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby mcdonar » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:24 am

Although I have no insider knowledge, a way forward for LM would be move away from the existing sim code by redeveloping their (mostly military) aircraft to run under MFS. This would keep their users up to date with scenery, etc. technology without having to develop their own.
Just a thought ;)
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Re: Future of P3D

Postby BMW969 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:26 pm

It seems that there will be no more new versions of P3D. LM is useful now to remain silent and maintain intrigue.

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby scruffyduck » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 pm

Those in the know can’t say, so any prediction is inevitably going to be speculation.

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Re: Future of P3D

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:00 pm

Bingo, Jon.

Unfortunately, a lot of people do not get that, or WILL not get that.

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