The 11th edition of X-Plane offers a much more realistic and immersive experience. A new rendering engine makes the whole world appear in a new light – literally. Due to “Physically Based Rendering”, illumination and reflections behave in physically correct ways and change depending on the viewing angle and the object’s surface. This technique works dynamically which means that graphical effects no longer have to be prerendered. It was also developed with very good performance in mind. Furthermore, X-Plane 11 features a brand new sound engine that realizes 3D surround sound with high-quality samples. This works on a global scale resulting in the spatially correct audio placement of any aircraft and any object within the scenery while also taking the current location of the user into account. The sound engine is fully usable and extendable by third-party add-ons. The content of X-Plane 11 is also considerably expanded.
Includes 15 high-quality aircraft with immersive 3-D Cockpits (Aero-Works Aerolite 103, Beechcraft Baron 58, Beechcraft King Air C90, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400, Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 172 Skyhawk-G1000, Cessna 172 Skyhawk-floats, Cirrus Vision SF50, Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Schleicher ASK 21, Sikorsky S-76, Stinson L-5 Sentinel); add to that more than 3000 airports with 3D buildings, static aircraft, and dynamic environments. The global scenery sees new cities specific to Europe and North America and an update to its overall layout based on recent Open Street Map material. In the completely redesigned user interface, the control setup, aircraft, airports, and weather options are now presented with a visual preview which makes editing them a breeze. The simulator can now be controlled much more intuitively thanks to this well-thought-out menu structure. Considering all this, X-Plane 11 is the most modern flight simulator – still a simulation, but closer to reality than ever before!
Minimum hardware requirements: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU with 2 or more cores, or AMD equivalent; 8 GB RAM; DirectX 11-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 1 GB VRAM.
Recommended hardware requirements: Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5 ghz or faster; 15-24 GB Ram; DirectX 12 capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with a least 4 GB VRAM (GeFore GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD).
Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeFore 600 or newer; AMD HD7000 with GCN core or newer; Intel HD4000 or newer.