Egosoft announce X4 is in development

Thursday 15th December, 2016 Comments 4 comments
Posted by Roguey, Global Admin.
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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takoller  •  3 months ago
With only gamepad support, no proportional joystick support, I have *zero* interest. Now if they changed that, maybe. But Elite: Dangerous is sooooo good.

I have to add this, if it runs on SteamOS, I will be very interested. Winblows is extremely frustrating.

And Rougey, no matter how well you do anything, there will be people on your case for something. Real or imagined. If you do well, you will have more supporters than not.

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AlexTorres  •  3 months ago
Since I'm not a higher up in the community, I'm still a little unclear as to the specifics that drove you away. All I can say is you're missed and we'd be excited to have you back to your good ole days level of involvement. Your site's a huge resource and your input has benefited the X games immensely. I'm VERY excited about an X4 game, and I think part of the reason that's happening is because Egosoft realized that as much as they may want to go in a different direction with a game, that game's success will still depend on the community that supports it.

Especially now with ever growing competition in the space sim genre, I just don't think Egosoft can pull off competing with games like Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen (whenever that finally releases properly) if they continue in the Rebirth direction. The X games are the most unique, fun, and addicting games I've ever played, and as much as I respect Egosoft branching out, the community's going to be their strength in recovering from the negative perception that came from Rebirth.

I respect the stand you took for the community when you decided to leave it. As much as it made me sad, sometimes it takes a big move like that to show people that a change has to be made. Hopefully there's enough of a change to inspire you to come back and be part of said change.
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gbjbaanb  •  3 months ago
Frankly, I wouldn't worry about coming back to the X3 thing, only stupid people would be unhappy to see you, and we don't care what they think!

Like the prodigal son, I would say you'd be welcomed back with open arms. Rebirth affected a lot of us badly, I recall being so excited I was almost sick - it was hyped up so much, so very very much, as the next big thing, and we all took the hints and dreams from egosoft to heart so much that when Rebirth was unveiled, it was like some sort of sick joke.

Nobody would blame any of us for being so utterly disappointed. So now they're making good, well, fine - I will not hold a grudge against them and will hope that they pull it out of the hat. So come back and see what happens. Your contributions were awesome to X3.

Still, more realistic expectations until they deliver, but I am hopeful.
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edqe  •  3 months ago
Good to see finally some communication but hopefully there will be much more and much more frequently. It is also excellent news that they have chose Vulkan for their next engine.

Otherwise there doesn't seem to be much new information other than VR-version and confirmation the next game is going to be X4 and not X Rebirth 2.

I think Egosoft should have spend more time making sure X Rebirth wasn't suppose to be X4 but a different kind of X-game. They tried to explain that but the message still didn't go through.

The community didn't seem to be strong in the first place because one release could bring it down although bad communication didn't help the situation either.