Stephen Posted November 9, 2022 Report Share Posted November 9, 2022 NEWS! - Laminar Research announces full X-Plane 12 release in December 2022? At the FSWeekend in Lelystad, Netherlands it was announced that Laminar Research expect to release the "Full" version of the X-Plane 12 in December. That will allow the distribution DVD disks and keys for the Pro version of the new version simulator. It also allows developers in 2023 to release fully X-Plane compatible aircraft, scenery and plugins. The Beta release known as "Early Access" (download only), was released on September 6th 2022, we are currently in b11. Obviously I'm as you are very happy about that announcement... but. I don't know however if to take the announcement as realistic? We have been in beta for only a few months, and yes a lot of elements have been addressed, but I'm not feeling or seeing how X-Plane 12 could go fully X-Plane 12 in four weeks? It just not seem feasible from this point in time? However Laminar Research did note the improved Airbus A330 with a custom MCDU instead of the default XP FMS was shown at the Flight Sim show. Known bugs include... Incomplete or missing features in Alpha/Early Access: Master-external visual networking New XPLM APIs Airbus A330 FMC In progress features: Tuning lighting & fog LIT textures VR holodeck lighting Far trees don’t look great Better cloud shapes, especially cirrus Performance tuning XPD-12879 Wake turbulence broken for 3rd party integrations. But I am not at all happy with the weather conditions (Winds), lighting (internal), Sun, Night lighting and much, much more... the improvements are not coming fast enough to warrant such an announcement. After transitioning three betas in the past (X-Plane 9, X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11) I know the routine enough by now. My roadmap or guts says more mid-January 2023, even late January at the current pace.... do I hear the words "half baked". Laminar Research have released a formal X-Plane 12 Official Trailer _____________________ X-Plane 12 (Beta) Early Access is purchased directly from Laminar Research for US$59.95 X-Plane 12 Price is US$59.95 A detailed release summary is coming very soon, so check back on the site regularly for coming X-Plane 12 updates as we delve into the exciting new chapter of the X-Plane Simulator. ____________ NEWS! by Stephen Dutton 9th November 2022 Copyright©2022: X-Plane Reviews (Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All rights reserved. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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