X-Plane 12 Trailer Lands with a Release Date in December

X-Plane 12 Trailer Lands with a Release Date in December

Laminar Research, the company behind the X-Plane Flight Simulator series is proud to present the brand new trailer for X-Plane 12. The simulator includes 18 unique aircraft models and detailed 3D scenery for more than 17,000 airports around the world – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism. The game will be released in December 2022 on PC, Mac and Linux. In the company’s own words,

“X Plane 12, the most realistic and powerful flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems and an immersive simulation of the world. X-Plane 12, built by pilots and engineers, for everyone who craves a realistic flight simulation experience.”

Check out the trailer below.

(2232) X-Plane 12 – Official Trailer – YouTube

Features in X-Plane 12

  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model
  • 18 Aircraft – from the Piper Cub to Airbus A330
  • Worldwide 3D Water
  • Rewritten AI Air Traffic Control System
  • Global 3D Forests
  • Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects
  • Revamped Real Weather Data and Rendering

Whilst X-Plane 12 is still in development, there’s an early version that’s free to try out and available right now. But the trailer is already generating some buzz, with over 20k views in just a couple of days and overwhelming support for the project in the comments.

About Laminar Research

Laminar Research is the creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 12, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 12 is available in both a consumer version and an FAA certifiable professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both iOS and Android. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-on availability make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and mobile platforms.


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