I thought the XP12 announcement from the post in the FS Expo 2021 thread warranted its own thread to discuss!
Threshold X article: Laminar Research Formally Announces X-Plane 12
In summary, new aircraft confirmed to come to X-Plane 12:
Airbus A330 F-14 Tomcat Cirrus SR22 Austin "Lancair Meyer" (N844X) Citation X
A question and answer session followed, below are a highlight of some of the key questions:
Q: “If someone buys X-plane 11 can it be upgraded to X-plane 12 easily?”
A: “As we get closer to release, once we get to early access, if you have purchased X-Plane 11 off the Laminar research website, your key will work on both X-Plane 11 and 12.”
Q: “Are there any plans for a new Helicopter in X-plane 12?”
A: “Yes, there will be, but I will leave that one for a surprise”
Q: “Dates on X-plane 12?
A: “Nothing to announce yet, we will be sure to announce dates on our Twitter”
Q: “Hardware requirements for X-Plane 12?
A: “No current hardware recommended specs, we expect it to run well on the typical PC hardware setup”