Last updated: 26.10.2021 – 12:14 GMT – Added purchase link for the ToLiss A340
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.
|Airbus A319||Upgrade fee + feature update||Purchase|
|Airbus A321||Upgrade fee + feature update||Purchase|
|Airbus A340||Free upgrade||Purchase|
More information is available in our article about ToLiss’ statement.
Through the FAQ channel at their Discord server, FlightFactor’s Jaabab has confirmed that as long as no major upgrades are made to the aircraft due to X-Plane 12 release, there will be a free upgrade available. This applies to all FlightFactor aircraft. To quote his words: “We charge only for the work we do“.
In a post regarding the new version of their study-level Cessna 172 rendition equipped with EVO G1000 navigation systems, the developers from AirFoilLabs mentioned, that they intend on supporting X-Plane 12 once released. Unfortunately, no information was shared regarding any possible upgrade fees.
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.
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.