Ultra-Realistic Flight Simulation
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Very Positive (187) - 85% of the 187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 16, 2022
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've chosen to release X-Plane 12 in Early Access first while we continue to fix bugs and perfect the product. This allows our users to enjoy all of the new features that we have been working on sooner! We are also seeking feedback on our new features introduced in X-Plane 12 to direct future work. Major areas of work include: clouds, lighting, the Airbus MCDU and 3rd party interfaces.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Early Access to last roughly 3-5 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

Clouds – we are working on the shaping and quality of clouds, improving resolution, fixing artifacts, and improving performance. Clouds are probably the single most expensive part of the renderer, so they are a constant tug-of-war between quality and speed.
Lighting – there are quite a few lighting and atmospheric scattering bugs that affect the sim, as well as work to do improving auto-exposure and tone mapping.
Airbus MCDU – we are working on a custom MCDU for our A330. We expect to ship this during early access.
Third party interfaces – we have a few new SDK and authoring features that are mostly completed that will ship during early access. The main element here is third party access to the weather system.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Our Early Access build is quite stable – we are refining some graphics quality items currently. All major features listed in the "About This" section are fully function and ready to use.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price will not change after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are looking for feedback on the realism of our aircraft and flight model and welcome direction on what we should work on next. Feedback.X-Plane.com is the best place to share feature ideas with our team.”
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About This Game

X-Plane 12, built by pilots and engineers – for everyone.


X-Plane 12 is a flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems and an immersive simulation of the world.

New Engine Features in X-Plane 12
  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model
  • Worldwide 3D Water
  • Rewritten AI Air Traffic Control System
  • Global 3D Forests
  • Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects
  • Revamped Real Weather Data

New Aircraft 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 floats version)

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A Vulkan 1.3-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: NVIDIA: GeForce 900 or newer, driver version 510 or newerAMD: AMD Radeon RX 500 or newer, driver version Adrenaline 22.2.1 or newer.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600k or Ryzen 5 3500 or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 10.15 or Newer (e.g. Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 500 or newer, driver version Adrenaline 22.2.1 or newer
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 10.15 or Newer (e.g. Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600k or Ryzen 5 3500 or better, or Apple Silicon
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Apple Silicon OR AMD Radeon RX 500 or newer, driver version Adrenaline 22.2.1 or newer
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Varies
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A Vulkan 1.3-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We have developers using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and newer successfully, however we don’t provide support for specific distributions. We require proprietary GPU drivers.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Varies
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600k or Ryzen 5 3500 or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 4 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We have developers using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and newer successfully, however we don’t provide support for specific distributions. We require proprietary GPU drivers.

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