On behalf of Carenado, we would like to inform you about the following news, posted by Carenado on April 17th 2017. Although it was posted a while ago, it’s still worth to bring this X-Plane 11 official statement to your attention. Also because we at X-Plained.com have published a couple of reviews from Carenado/Alabeo with more to come.
According to Carenado “Many people have been asking about the compatibility between our X-Plane 10 (XP10) fleet and the new X-Plane 11 (XP11).”
“After many weeks of research, we have realized that the new X-Plane platform has many changes compared to the old one, the new visual engine is very powerful and it was developed using cutting edge technology. Therefore, in order to take advantage of this new platform we will create native aircraft for X-Plane 11, meaning we will add all the necessary elements to our aircraft to reach a new level of products.”
“Because of that, all the following aircraft released in the past 6 months will be freely updated to XP11, assuring the investments done by our customers since the new XP11 was announced:
– PA34 Seneca V
– 500S Shrike Aero commander
From now on, and until the end of 2017 we will provide dual version products (XP10 and XP11) with any new release, as we did it with the Phenom 100. All the rest of our fleet will be redone for X-Plane 11 and will be sold as a new product. Please note: while our currently XP10 fleet will work in X-Plane 11, they do not take full advantage of X-plane 11-specific features and systems.”
This a very SAD statement from Carenado.
I believe that the patrons of Carenado deserve better treatment. Perhaps at a discount rate for the people that already have the aircraft.
Carenado products, as we all know, are of great quality and at the higher price level.
If their decision stays, myself and I am sure others will think twice before investing on Carenado products in the future. Under the circumstances I will upgrade the aircraft that are in the six month category, but will not upgrade the others at full price.
If Carenado decides to treat their customers as they deserve, they will have more to gain.
I totally agree.
How come the majority of other developers upgrade for free or a symbolic price – be it X-Plane 11 or P3d v4 and Carenado makes it full Price….
Only Carenado can answer this, so I would suggest that you contact them, right?
I Think it would be more fair with an upgrade price at the most.
A lot of content is upgraded for free or at a symbolic cost on other platforms
Is the phenom 100 coded to make use of all new x-plane technology?
Yes, this announcement is both timely and helpful. And, it is fair. In my opinion, Carenado is a leader that repeatedly offers an exceptional product. I purchased the B200 and B1900 while using XP10, copied their folders over to XP11, and have all the functionality I was hoping for — with no apparent glitches. My Sceneca V was a bit of a different story, but Carenado is addressing that for free.
Well done, Carenado. Looking forward to your new XP11 versions. And thank you, Angelique.
Dear X-Plained, thank you for posting this clarification, I was becoming more than a little confused. I, like many others I suppose, do not fly XP 10 any more and have converted 100% to XP11. Having experienced the struggle some developers are having in adapting to XP11, I will no longer buy any aircraft that is not made for XP11 regardless of update promises.
Again thank you for this timely reminder.
You’ll welcome Bruce.
it’s fair. we can’t expect them to work for nothing.