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X-Plane 12 Early Access

Welcome, Early Adopter.

In X-Plane 12, every major aspect of how we simulate the world and its effects on aviation has been rewritten based on first-principles physics and real-world data with tireless pursuit of realism. We are happy to share that with you now via X-Plane 12 Early Access.

This purchase gives you access to the X-Plane 12 Early Access program. This product is still in active development. You will be able to download and install X-Plane 12 right away and receive free updates for the life of v12. We also include access to X-Plane 11 in case any of your add-ons are not yet compatible with X-Plane 12.

What’s New

  • Photometric, HDR Lighting Engine
  • The 4D Weather Engine
  • Seven New Aircraft – A330, Citation X, SR22, RV-10, F-14 Tomcat, PA-18, R-22, Lancair Evolution
  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Seasonal/Weather-Specific Visual Effects – Snow, Variable Vegetation, Ice and Rain
  • New 3D Forests, Water, Vegetation

This Early Access digital edition is ideal for people who:

X-Plane 12 Early Access includes:

  • Universal platform support (Windows, Mac with Native ARM Support and Linux)
  • Global scenery
  • 19 high-quality aircraft with immersive 3-D cockpits
  • Access to X-Plane 12 and 11
  • Free internet updates for all versions of 12.xx

When you purchase the digital download edition, you will receive an email confirmation with your product key. This key will allow you to download, install, and use X-Plane 12 – no DVD, etc. needed!

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