If you would look earlier this week at the official site of X-Plane, you would likely still see the original price of $59.99. If you take a look today, you will notice a new price. You can now get an official license of X-Plane 11 for only $29.99, and for a simple reason.
As it says on the page, X-Plane 11 price has been cut by 50% to $29.99 because X-Plane 12 will soon be available. The official page stressed that purchasing this copy will not give you access to X-Plane 12.
To quote the page: “X-Plane 12, our new version of X-Plane, is on short final now. We’re cutting the price of X-Plane 11 by 50% to $29.99 – you might not be using this version for quite as long because a new version will soon be available!“
The price has also already changed through other platforms, like Steam. Based on information there, the discount is running until August 19th. This could potentially mean that X-Plane 12 is scheduled to go live on the 19th of August, however, could also be a random date.
If you want to learn more about X-Plane 12, you can read my previous article on the new Citation X trailer that went live just earlier this week.