Autodesk announced 3ds Max 2016 

 

The main new features are:

  • Combining 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design into one title: 3ds Max
  • Max Creation Graph 
  • XRef Renovations
  • OpenSubdiv Support
  • New Design Workspace
  • New Template System
  • Camera Sequencer 
  • Dual Quaternion Skinning 
  • Autodesk A360 Rendering Support
  • Physical Camera 
  • Alembic Support
  • Multi-Touch Support
  • Easier Revit and SketchUp Import Workflows
  • Added Support for New Iray and mental ray Enhancements

and much much more  ...

For the complete list of all new features: http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/max/introducing-3ds-max-2016?hc_location=ufi