X-Plane 12, an advanced flight simulator from Laminar Research that's currently in Early Access and has full Linux support, is set to release in full in December.
The sim includes 18 unique aircraft models and detailed 3D scenery for more than 17,000 airports around the world – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism. They say it's the "most realistic and powerful flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems and an immersive simulation of the world" built by pilots and engineers and for "everyone who craves a realistic flight simulation experience".
They've also put up a brand new trailer:
- Volumetric 3D Clouds
- Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model
- 18 Aircraft – from the Piper Cub to Airbus A330
- Worldwide 3D Water
- Rewritten AI Air Traffic Control System
- Global 3D Forests
- Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects
- Revamped Real Weather Data and Rendering
One thing they haven't made clear is the exact date in December, we're still waiting for that to be revealed.