Linux-Friendly X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator Shipping Later This Year
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 8 October 2016 at 02:00 PM EDT. 43 Comments
X-Plane, one of the most realistic flight simulators that continues to be cross-platform, will be released "this holiday season" and it offers more flying improvements and much better visuals.

The X-Plane crew announced today, "X-Plane 11 is the detailed, realistic, and modern simulator you’ve been waiting for. And it’s coming this holiday season."

X-Plane 11 is slated to have a completely redesigned UI, improved 3D high-definition cockpits, new effects, realistic avionics, "living" airports, and a variety of new buildings, roads, and other scenery.

More details on X-Plane 11 will be released weekly until it makes its official debut later in the year. X-Plane has supported Linux well for years and hopefully they'll be able to spin a new Linux benchmark of it. With today's announcement they also shared this early X-Plane 11 video below:

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