X4 to release on the 30th of November

Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 16 comments
A few days ago Egosoft announced X4 should be released on the 30th of November. This time they have chosen to follow from X3 era instead of Rebirth - and hence the reason for calling it X4. Rebirth was a bit of a disappointment, as it tried to force the series into a new direction. Personally I didn't understand some of the design decisions, and still don't. I am glad they have moved back to X3.

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X4 does have a lot of changes, even although it based on the Rebirth engine. We can now fly nearly all of the ships, build custom complexes, command fleets, modify ships, etc. It looks like they are also planning expansion packs to the game (already) which should be released about a year later. A big FAQ section can be found here, or the official gameplay youtube video can explain things quicker;

X4 can be pre-ordered either through the Egosoft store or directly on Steam. I personally would not advise pre-ordering any game – nothing to do with X4. Wait for the reviews, community comments, posts, videos, etc. - I really dislike pre-ordering games not knowing exactly what you are getting. Speaking of which - I did try and reach-out to Egosoft but seemed they weren't keen. Maybe I've upset someone? Not confident with X4? Or want to keep testing to a very small group (is that a good thing?)? ... In any case, I just don't know. It's just after Rebirth I am more sceptical, and need to play the game myself before supporting X4 (hopefully you understand). At the moment there are no plans for creating an X4 site. What are your thoughts? I am very eager (no pun) to hear from you.

Egosoft reaches 30 years old; some X4 info

Thursday 7th June, 2018 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 1 comments
You may of not known, but Egosoft announced a few days ago that its been 30 years since their first game release - Hotel Detective (June 1988). Whilst I wish Egosoft congratulations for this landmark, Its not the main reason for this news post.

To celebrate, Egosoft have posted a few screen-shots from the new X-game: X4. To view them simply click the picture below;

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There will also be a live Stream on their Twitch channel on the 20th of June 19:00 CEST (18:00 BST, 120 CDT, 10:00 PDT). I am not sure whether the Stream will show more content from X4, but thought you may want to know. What are your thoughts/feelings on the new screenshots?

Egosoft announce X4 is in development

Thursday 15th December, 2016 · Posted by Roguey · Comment 4 comments
Its been a long time since I have posted news on the x-games. Today Egosoft have announced that they are working on a new X game, entitled X4. This should be long-awaited successor to original x-games (such as X3/TC/AP). Quite a few players were disappointed when Egosoft decided to take the franchise into a new direction (such as myself).

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I am very interested to see what you guys think about this news. This is welcomed news? Have Egosoft burnt their bridges with X-Rebirth? or are you not even interested at all? This site was created based on the original x-games, so I felt it was important to inform you guys.

I can only speak on my behalf, but I felt that X-Rebirth did a lot of damage to x-community. I am also unsure how I would be perceived in the x-community since my withdrawal from the franchise. Maybe Egosoft are keen on getting the community back together? I know my site is just one of many sites out there, but at one stage you were telling me I was the community ambassador to the x-games. I really welcome your comments on this one, thanks.

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