Last updated: 22.3.2022 – 1816 GMT – Updates VSKYLABS, AirFoilLabs; Added Leading Edge Simulations
X-Plane 12 was announced at this year’s FlightSimExpo event held in San Diego, United States with high anticipation. In the hour-long seminar held by the team from Laminar Research, much information was shared on the technical aspect of the new platform and what will it offer. However, not much was disclosed in regards to third-party addons support and compatibility.
Many community members are curious whether will the products they have purchased for X-Plane 11 in the past work with X-Plane 12 and/or whether will there be an upgrade fee available from the developers, or there will be a need to buy the product for the full price again.
At FSNews, we will summarize all statements from developers in the X-Plane community about the new platform on this dedicated page accessible from the navigation bar. You can always check above when was the page last time updated.
Table of contents:
- Hot Start
- Leading Edge Simulations
|Airbus A319||Update fee + feature update||Purchase|
|Airbus A321||Update fee + feature update||Purchase|
|Airbus A340||Free upgrade||Purchase|
More information is available in our article about ToLiss’ statement.
The developers intend on supporting the new platform. As of 11.12.2021, they have addressed C172 NG compatibility with X-Plane 12. The compatibility of the original C172SP was not confirmed yet.
As part of one of their development updates, iniBuild’s Ubaid has confirmed that iniBuild is looking forward to bringing their addons to X-Plane 12, however, can’t share any specific information as the company does not yet have access to X-Plane 12.
On the product pages of their Challenger C650 and TBM 900 addons for X-Plane 11, the developers have claimed that there will be a free update available to X-Plane 12 for all owners of the addons.
Through a brief post on the X-Plane.org forums, Lionel of Aerobask has confirmed the team’s plans with X-Plane 12.
|Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X||Will release for X-Plane 12||Not released|
|Diamond DA50||Free update||Not released|
|Diamond DA62||Free update||Purchase|
|Phenom 300||Free update||Purchase|
|Epic E1000-G1000||Free update||Purchase|
|Epic E1000-Skyview||Not coming to X-Plane 12||Purchase|
|Epic Victory G1000||Undecided||Purchase|
|Eclipse 550||Depends on SASL2 Compatibility||Purchase|
|Pipistrel Panthera||Depends on SASL2 Compatibility||Purchase|
|Velocity V-Twin||Depends on SASL2 Compatibility||Purchase|
If you want to read more on this topic, you can read our full article on it here.
In a Q&A livestream, Ramzess of FlightFactor has confirmed that all aircraft renditions from FlightFactor will be brought to X-Plane 12 sooner or later.
While initially, the team wanted to wait for a stable release, the plans have changed in early March when the team has showcased their 757 already in X-Plane 12 with a statement confirming that it will be available with the 767 on the simulator launch.
Later on, the team continued to preview other aircraft in their portfolio. They were said to be “up and running in X-Plane 12“.
For the 777v2 and 787 renditions, there will be free upgrades available. For the other addons, if any work has to be done, or improvements will be done to them, the updates will be paid.
Ïf you want to learn more, you can read our full article on the topic here.
VSKYLABS intends to bring all their aircraft to X-Plane 12. They will be providing free updates to all customers who own their aircraft for X-Plane 11.
The team from Khamsin is, as well as other developers, working on converting their projects to X-Plane 12. As of writing this, the team has already their Boeing B-17G and SA315B Lama helicopter in the simulator. However, no details were shared on the expected pricing model and when will they be available.
Leading Edge Simulations
The team at Leading Edge Simulations shared, on the 7th of April, two previews showcasing their Douglas DC-3 V2 in X-Plane 12. As of writing this, the developers did not share any details about the release and pricing model.
Through the official Facebook page of X-Plane, Verticalsim has shared a single preview showcasing their Tampa Airport (KTPA) in X-Plane 12. No details were attached, hence there is much yet to be revealed.
In a short message on their FAQ page, SimCoders have confirmed, that there will be Reality Expansion Pack (REP) support for X-Plane 12. The developers will do their best to not let people buy their products again but just release a free update instead. It was not disclosed whether will this apply only to specific products or not.