Watch the Official X-Plane 12 Trailer

X-Plane 12 as a full launch release is just around the corner and this trailer highlights all the biggest changes to the sim since the last big release.

X-Plane 12 has been in an ‘early access’ state for a few months now, with multiple updates released during this period of time fixing bugs and adding new aircraft to the fray. However, Laminar Research is now just a few weeks away from releasing X-Plane 12 as a full release.

To celebrate this, the team has commissioned AviationLads to create the official trailer for X-Plane 12. This new trailer highlights many of the improvements since X-Plane 11, including true volumetric clouds, 3D forests, an improved weather system and much more.

In addition, X-Plane 12 will also come with 18 aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Airbus A330. The A330 itself is a highly detailed rendition of the large commercial jet, with a functional MCDU, an array of system functionality and much more. Seasonal textures and weather effects will also be simulated correctly worldwide, adding a new layer of the thought process for any virtual pilot.

X-Plane 12 officially launches as a full version in December, with a DVD version releasing afterwards in early 2023.

X-Plane 12 Features

  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model
  • 18 Aircraft – from the Piper Cub to Airbus A330
  • Worldwide 3D Water
  • Rewritten Air Traffic Control System
  • Global 3D Forests
  • Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects
  • Revamped Real Weather Data and Rendering
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Calum Martin
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Calum has been an avid fan of Flight Sim since the release of FS2000 and has developed his love for aviation ever since.
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