X-Plane 12: MFS has a rival, and it's an ultra-realistic flight simulator!

Since Microsoft Flight Simulator made its return with a new chapter, the gaming genre of flight simulations has returned to shine more than ever. This welcome return has meant that other realities of the simulation scene also returned to produce new chapters of their most popular sagas. This also and above all translates into X-Plane 12; the new chapter of the simulation franchise developed by the guys at Laminar Research.

The new chapter of the X-Plane saga was released just a few days ago, with the new ultra-realistic flight simulator that offers fans of the god genre to fly with 18 unique aircraft models. This new twelfth iteration represents the ultimate expression for the series, with over 17.000 detailed airports recreated in 3D, all with new textures applied to the terrain, towers and pavement effects to increase realism.

“We are thrilled to share X-Plane 12 with the world after years of hard work to take our flight simulator to the next level. Preparing for this release involved rewriting nearly every aspect of the application to implement primitive concept physics and rendering in the relentless pursuit of maximum realism,” said the development team.

  • Below you can find some more details on the aircraft features in X-Plane 12.

    New features

    • Volumetric 3D clouds
    • Physics-based photometric lighting model
    • Global 3D water
    • Rewritten AI air traffic control system
    • Foreste 3D globali
    • Seasonal textures and weather effects
    • Real weather data renewed

    New planes in X-Plane 12

    • Airbus A330
    • Cessna Citation X
    • Lancair Evolution
    • Cirrus SR22
    • Piper PA-18 Super Cub
    • Van's RV-10
    • F-14 Tomcat
    • Robinson R22 (plus a floating version)

    Finally, we remind you that X-Plane 12 is currently available on PC Microsoft Windows (you can buy it through the Steam platform), macOS, Classic macOS and Linux.

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