Posts Tagged ‘X-Plane 11’

X-Plane 11 demo out now, game due this year

I didn’t even realise X-Plane 11 [official site] was in-development, though of course it is. The flight simulator series is the only real competitor to Microsoft Flight Simulator, with its own approach to physics modelling, and X-Plane 10 was my pick when I wanted to take a skyward jaunt. The new game is due before the end of the year and now there’s a demo out that you can download now and a trailer showing some of the features below.

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The Flare Path: Laminar Floes

There’s a saying in my village:

“When sloes and cobnuts early fall,
And goatsuckers in daylight are heard to call,
You’ll be playing a spiritual sequel to MicroProse’s Red Storm Rising and a new instalment of X-Plane in no time at all.”

The local sayings related to wargame pricing and acceptable frame-rates in heli sims scan better but are less relevant to today’s column so I’ll save those for another day. Read the rest of this entry »