Despite X-Plane 12 being available for the past few months, it has been done so as an ‘early access’ product. During this time, it has seen many updates by adding new features, fixing bugs and implementing user feedback. It is now however officially out and no longer carrying the ‘early access’ title.
X-Plane 12 includes new features such as new aircraft, an updated user interface, moving jetways, seasons, and a new lighting, sound and effects engine. It contains numerous flight model updates, an entirely updated ATC system, new Primus avionics, Navdata updates, and recut global scenery.
Those who already had access via the ‘early access’ download can simply download the latest update in order to get the full release.
Features of X-Plane 12
Photometric, HDR Lighting Engine
The 4D Weather Engine
Seven New Aircraft – A330, Citation X, SR22, RV-10, F-14 Tomcat, PA-18, R-22, Lancair Evolution
Volumetric 3D Clouds
Seasonal/Weather-Specific Visual Effects – Snow, Variable Vegetation, Ice and Rain
New 3D Forests, Water, Vegetation