• X-Plane 10 To Be Released On Steam

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    Laminar Research announces upcoming release of X-Plane 10 on Steam platform.

    South Carolina July 8, 2014

    X-Plane 10, the modern 64-bit desktop flight simulator from Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane franchise, will be shortly making its debut as a digital download on the popular Steam platform. X-Plane 10 was recently green-lighted by Steam and received top-ratings when voted on by Steam users for consideration for inclusion in their product offerings.

    Steam, developed by Valve Corporation, has become the premiere portal for distributing games and other media related products over the internet. Steam has a huge base of customers, as well as cloud-saving, user groups, and other community-based activities. With the introduction of X-Plane 10 on Steam, the desktop version of the product will be available for digital download to the entire customer base of Steam users.

    X-Plane 10 is currently undergoing testing on Steam and will be released for distribution very shortly. The version of X-Plane 10 on Steam will be the full X-Plane 10 Global Edition that is currently available on DVD. Steam purchasers of the products will have the same access to features and updates as X-Plane 10 DVD customers.

    About Laminar Research

    Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 10, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 10 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a FAA certified professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems.

    X-Plane's flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms.

    For more information on Laminar Research and X-Plane: www.x-plane.com.

    X-Plane - It's what real pilots fly!

    Purchase X-Plane 10 right now at the FS Pilot Shop.


    8 Comments
    1. RatRace's Avatar
      RatRace -
      Now that should give XP10 a boost
    1. superdelphinus's Avatar
      superdelphinus -
      Licences are not transferable though I don't think, sadly, so if you have it in DVD already you'd have to re-purchase it to get it on Steam. I'm not actually sure if that's an issue or not though to be fair
    1. Neoflite's Avatar
      Neoflite -
      Usually, when an already existing game comes to Steam, the developer of the game gives the consumer an option to link the game to Steam.

      But most of the time, Steam checks the installed games on the PC, and links them automatically to your account. I`ve had this happen with a couple of games, where I lost the original DVD, but I was still able to play the games through Steam, and even download the game from their server.

      Anyway, this is some good news!
    1. superdelphinus's Avatar
      superdelphinus -
      Ben supnik has actually said that licences aren't transferable between DVD and steam versions though
    1. Olliebeak's Avatar
      Olliebeak -
      Does this mean that if you launch from Steam that you won't need to leave your disk in the DVD drive or need the X-Plane USB?
    1. Neoflite's Avatar
      Neoflite -
      @ superdelphinus: that`s too bad, although Steam should still recognize X-Plane installed on your computer, and add it to the Steam game library.

      @ Olliebeak: if the game is in the Steam game library, and you launch the game through Steam, you won`t need anything to start the game. The connection with Steam itself is the "evidence" that you own a legitimate copy of the game.

      All above is from my own experience with Steam. I installed Steam a while back on an older computer. Steam recognized the installed games, transferred them to my account, and I was able to download the games from the Steam servers on my new computer (saying this, I think there are some pretty serious flaws with this system, but whatever )

      I just checked out something else: there is an option in Steam to add a game to the Steam library manually, so this should work in any case.

      Of course there might be a chance this will not work with X-Plane, but it sure is worth a try.

      Edit: wooh only took 24 hours to post my comment.. wat?

      Edit2: I see X-Plane is now available in the Steam store. Maybe someone wants to try to connect their X-Plane installation to their Steam account? ( I don`t own X-Plane yet, but I will certainly buy it from the Steam store )
    1. RatRace's Avatar
      RatRace -
      Quote Originally Posted by Olliebeak View Post
      Does this mean that if you launch from Steam that you won't need to leave your disk in the DVD drive or need the X-Plane USB?
      Olliebeak, as superdelphinus explained twice already, the fact that you already have the DVD does not , I repeat, does not entitle you to a free STEAM (license) key !

      Only when buying XP10 at STEAM will you get a STEAM (license) key. Then, and only then, you will (obviously) not be needing a DVD (or the X-plane USB) - for the rather ovbious reason that STEAM doesn't give you a DVD to begin with.

      BTW, the DVD doesn't have to be in the tray all the time - LAMINAR only check for the DVD every few days.
    1. Olliebeak's Avatar
      Olliebeak -
      I'll not get 'steamed up then, heh heh!