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News! - Laminar Research : (another maybe) X-Plane12 Preview


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Another preview video has been released from Laminar Research, and it is noted as the X-Plane "Next Generation Fleet Preview One" (you mean there is more!). This video notes the release of an Airbus A330 as a new default aircraft for the X-plane Simulator, and it is noted as "Coming Soon"... it does not clarify however if the A330 is being in a X-Plane11 release or part of a new X-Plane release due (well about seven months ago) supposedly to be called X-Plane 12.


Obviously it quickly sparked the interest of a "Zibo" style makeover, which would make it a very interesting proposition. But don't get your hopes up too soon. Airbus aircraft are a very different sort of aircraft than the Boeing family, and quite specialised in their systems. It would need a very specialised skill set to do a "Zibo" on the A330, I "never say, never again"...  but you have to be aware of that, and also how deep is the new A330 going to be with it's systems anyway, I might be actually very good as a spearhead for the new simulator version as the B737-800 was for X-Plane11.



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The video however was also shot in the new HDR next generation lighting model, which means that feature is now completed...  it is all now looking very much like a release (teaser) program.... I very much doubt at this late stage in releasing the A330 for X-Plane11, and why would you do that anyway, unless X-Plane12 is still a long way off...  we hold our breaths on what is the actual reality!


Video and Images are courtesy of Laminar Research



News by Stephen Dutton

5th July 2021

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