X Plane 12 The Most Realistic Flight Simulator Released

Today, Laminar Research announced the availability of X-Plane 12. The flight simulator features 18 unique aircraft models as well as over 17,000 accurate 3D airports, all with new ground textures, towers, and pavement effects to improve reality.

X-Plane 12 is the most realistic and powerful flight simulator available, featuring real-world physics, authentic aircraft systems and behavior, and an immersive world simulation. X-Plane 12 is made by pilots and engineers for anyone who wants to simulate flying in a real way.

X-Plane has been a favourite among aviation enthusiasts and gamers as well as a vital tool for real-world pilots, flight instructors, and aircraft designers for the last 20 years.

Let’s check out what’s new in X-Plane 12 below:

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)

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Disk Space: 25GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9. (Those with other CPUs should try the demo before purchasing.)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Video Card: a Vulkan 1.3-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
  • Intel GPUs are not supported by X-Plane 12.


Starting today, X-Plane 12 is available to play. Users can get the game from the creator directly or on Steam for Rs. 1299. The digital download of the X-Plane 12 is priced at US$59.99 (Rs. 4, 955 approx.).

Announcing the availability, Thomson Meeks – Director of Operations, said

We’re thrilled to share X-Plane 12 with the world after years of hard work to take our flight simulator to the next level. Preparing this release has involved re-writing almost every aspect of the application to implement first-principles physics and rendering in the tireless pursuit of ultimate realism