Laminar Research has released X-Plane 11.53 as a full release. Following a relatively short beta testing period, the team feels comfortable releasing 11.53 into the wild. The update is incremental and fixes some issues with AMD drivers and also adds a new HP Reverb G2 configuration file.
Further to the new additions, the development team has also acknowledged a range of bugs present with the release. For example, the team said that when you first load the sim using Volkan or Metal, it will seem slower than usual as the shaders are compiled for the first time. After this, it will load much faster. In addition, there are some issues with dark contrails, ocean tiles loading slowly and also flickering cloud shadows on the ground. One issue which is concerning is that when in VR mode, if you click the Windows Mixed Reality button, then you will likely experience a crash to desktop. The full list of known bugs is down below.
Downloading X-Plane 11.53 can be done now through the usual methods or directly on Steam.
You can buy Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 from their store or Steam for $59.99.