X-Plane 12, a very detailed flight simulator, will be released in December
Because of its attention to realism, the upcoming X-Plane 12 is a promising addition to the genre for aviation aficionados looking for a realistic flying experience. X-Plane 12 is compatible with virtual reality headsets and is designed to accurately recreate the various aspects of flying, such as interfacing with air traffic control via radio operation and coping with instrument failure and other problems.
Flight simulators were among the first sorts of simulation games, filling an essential niche as both a valid training technique for real-world pilots and a way for consumers to come as near to the real thing as possible without the financial load or other hazards involved with private flying. While more casual flying games, such as Ace Combat, take a basic arcade-style approach to aviation, actual flight simulators are significantly more complicated and almost a pastime in and of itself. Because of its extraordinarily realistic flight models, Laminar Research’s X-Plane series has maintained a good reputation since 1995.