The short answer
Does anyone have X-Plane 11? How does it compare to FS2020. My version of FS2020 is now permanently FUBAR
(very expensive lesson well learnt), so I am looking for a suitable alternative. I have X-Plane 10 on disks so is it worth the upgrade?
: X-Plane 11 is a significant improvement on X-Plane 10 and in some respects better than P3D, but has terrible ATC, Flight Planning and ground handling, especially when there is a cross-wind. XP11 looks like the cartoon version of FS2020, there is no comparison. However, if you're moving from XP10, you will be very impressed and happy with XP11.The long answer:
I have the whole lot; FS9, FSX, P3D v3 and v4, X-Plane 10 and 11 and now MSFS (XBOX Gamepass $5/month) and for me the new FS2020 is head and shoulders the best. Yes it is not perfect, but my goodness it is just so much better than the rest by a country mile.
I have recently started going through all my old scenery add-on purchases, flying them one by one; first in FSX, then P3Dv4 (with all the ORBX and other bells&whistles), then XP11 and lastly in FS2020. OMG I can't even begin to say how much better FS2020 is. Suddenly there are landmarks and features everywhere, even way off in the distance and everything looks real.
To me the planes in FS2020 are very well done. I used to fly in real life and have about 200 hours on a C172 and Tiger Moth and I am thoroughly enjoying the smaller aircraft (don't like tubeliners, so haven't flown them and cannot comment). I really like the way one's head is bobbing around in the aircraft, especially when there is a bit of turbulence, makes it feel much more alive and real. Turning on the ground is a bit too unresponsive though, but it is still miles better than XP11, where it feels like you're trying to control a soapbox car with tyres squealing. The ground handling of taildraggers in XP11 is laughable, nowhere near realistic (There are some exceptions, but probably needed a lot of work by the developer to override default XP11 parameters).Bottom line:
I agree with Daube, yes XP11 is a significant improvement on XP10, but I would suggest trying to get MSFS working and/or wait to see what's up with XP12. (I have stopped investing in XP11, FSX and P3D, didn't even bother with P3Dv5. For me FS2020 is the future.