Esp8266 direct connect

Hi,
Does anybody know if direct connect AP with esp8266 standalone is supported in the latest firmware?
As far as understood from previous topics, it was under developmentā€¦
I simply need to read my wireless battery operated sensors when outdoors (without internet, router or separate server).
Thankā€™s

It was postponed for an uncertain period. But will be made for sure. Sorry, but no estimates now.