This seems like big news!
There were always better rendering applications than Artlantis, but the one selling point Artlantis had was an ability to import new reference files while maintaining the work already done in Artlantis.
With the integration of the MR engine, I think Artlantis is going to be the go-to for ArchiCAD users. My firm is currently verging on purchasing rendering software, and if the trial performs as well as I hope, I'm sold.
Scott Graham, AIA LEED BD+C
Principal | BIM Manager
Muhlenberg Greene Architects, Ltd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610