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Mobile’s Massive Multiplayer Released

The latest update for X-Plane Mobile is rolling out today! This releases the new massive multiplayer online (MMO) system to everyone, and users with a subscription can start using it immediately. The new MMO completely revamps how multiplayer works in X-Plane, and we now have: A single shared world: Fly with anyone in the world! […]

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May 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of May, 2020. Scenery FSDG released Rhodes island for X-Plane! This includes two airports on the island as well as all sorts of local landmarks. Orbx’ latest TrueEarth regional package is Southern California! We’re always happy to see their X-Plane catalogue expand! Aircraft DreamFoil released […]

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Join the Massive Multiplayer Public Beta

The public beta of X-Plane Mobile’s upcoming massive multiplayer is here! Join the beta to fly with thousands of other players across the globe. For Android users Click this link on your device & follow the instructions to join the beta. Note that Google does not support test purchases during public beta. This means you’ll […]

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April 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of April, 2020. Scenery Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini released another beautiful alpine scenery package, Cortina, this month. Aerosoft and their development partners released a summertime favorite – Ibiza (LEIB). Aircraft CowanSim, a newcomer developer to X-Plane, released a Bell 222UT in April. Here’s a […]

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Q&A with Gateway Artist amelingu

Guillaume is an Airport Scenery Gateway artist located in Brest in the North-West of France. We found out more about what motivates him to create X-Plane scenery. Q: Why did you choose X-Plane as your flight simulator? A: I chose X-Plane in 2009, for its stability, for the fact you can “feel the air” while […]

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X-Plane Mobile introduces Pushback and Ground Services

Need pushback service for your airliner? Our latest update to X-Plane Mobile has you covered. This update is now available on the App Store and Google Play. For more information on using these features, our X-Plane Mobile Manual has everything you need to know. This update is also the first to have new operating system […]

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March 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of March, 2020. Scenery JustSim released Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport (LTFG) for X-Plane. Drzewiecki Design released a new European city/airport pair – Kraków, Poland! This package includes scenery for the city as well as two local airports. Skyline Simulations released Long Beach (KLGB) for X-Plane last month. […]

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X-Plane Mobile to change OS Requirements

On March 31, 2020, Google is shutting down the multiplayer component of their Play Games Services. Because X-Plane Mobile on Android depends on Google Play for multiplayer, Android users will no longer be able to do multiplayer flights as of that date.

We are hard at work on an all new multiplayer experience for both Android & iOS. Where the existing networking is limited to 2 players, we're working on a global, massively multiplayer world that will support flying with thousands of other players simultaneously.

We had hoped to have massive multiplayer ready to launch before the Google Play shutdown so that we could avoid a loss of functionality for Android users, but unfortunately it won't be ready for some months yet.

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Android Multiplayer Will Stop Working Soon—New Multiplayer Coming Soon

On March 31, 2020, Google is shutting down the multiplayer component of their Play Games Services. Because X-Plane Mobile on Android depends on Google Play for multiplayer, Android users will no longer be able to do multiplayer flights as of that date.

We are hard at work on an all new multiplayer experience for both Android & iOS. Where the existing networking is limited to 2 players, we're working on a global, massively multiplayer world that will support flying with thousands of other players simultaneously.

We had hoped to have massive multiplayer ready to launch before the Google Play shutdown so that we could avoid a loss of functionality for Android users, but unfortunately it won't be ready for some months yet.

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Laminar Research – COVID-19 Update

Dear X-Plane Community, Laminar Research is keenly aware of the current pandemic situation facing our world. We recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone. Our hearts are burdened for everyone who has been affected by this outbreak. We do not foresee any disruption to the X-Plane development process or its delivery systems. Thanks […]

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