Free X-Weekend with release of XR VR and Updates for X Rebirth, X3TC and X3AP(0 Comments)
Egosoft is happy to announce that our first Virtual Reality game is finally ready for release. Today marks the end of Early Access and the launch of X Rebirth VR Edition 4.30 on Steam and the Oculus Store.
With this launch also come a number of new features for XR VR, including improved HOTAS and Joystick support and a method to play in VR with mouse and keyboard. See different methods of playing X Rebirth VR Edition explained in this video:
Free X weekend and up to 80% discount
To celebrate the launch of X Rebirth VR Edition, we will make all X games available for free for the upcoming weekend on Steam. You can play during the weekend and try out all the games from Egosoft that you do not own yet. Best of all: If you decide you want to buy one of them, there are some massive discounts too. Go and check out our games on Steam here: EGOSOFT Games Overview.
End of Loyalty Discount: If you own X Rebirth and want VR Edition, buy NOW!
We are going to end the X Rebirth VR Edition loyalty discount on December 10th when this sale ends. So if you own X Rebirth and are considering X Rebirth VR Edition, you can buy it with a 30% loyalty discount added on top of the 20% discount during this weekend at a total of 50% off!
Updates for X Rebirth, X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude
X Rebirth 4.30: This update brings a number of improvements for controlling the game. HOTAS and Joystick improvements that we made during the XR VR development have been back ported to X Rebirth and come along with a default profile for some of the most popular sticks. Also controlling the game with gamepads got a lot easier thanks to a number of new features developed for X Rebirth VR Edition. Click here for a full list of features.
X3: Terran Conflict 3.4 and X3: Albion Prelude 3.3: These two updates bring a couple of low level engine improvements for better performance especially during large battles. We also added a borderless window mode and fixed some bugs. More about these updates here
EGOSOFT has put X Rebirth 4.21 in open beta today (details here) and will release a major update to X Rebirth VR edition after the weekend. We are sorry about delaying the X Rebirth VR Edition update, but there were some unforeseen complications with a Vulkan update and the new Oculus environment. Our update for X Rebirth VR Edition will have to be released together with the Oculus Update 1.18. Stay tuned!
We are getting closer to XCON and our plans on how to reveal X4 online are also getting more concrete. It looks like we will have quite a few visitors in our small office. That's great and we think we are prepared for the masses; everybody should be able to play at least 10 minutes of any VR version they would like to test (Oculus, Vive, with VR controller, gamepad or with HOTAS and VR combined).
LIVE STREAM and Q&A:
Those of you who cannot join us in Würselen will be able to see a live stream of the event and of the X4 presentation. Because of the sheer number of visitors we will try to make one large presentation for everybody, and stream it to all of our rooms. You can ask questions from anywhere within the office AND from the internet through our new Twitch channel:
XCON on Saturday, Aug 26th at Egosoft HQ in Würselen, Germany(30 Comments)
You are all invited to visit our studio on Saturday, August 26th. In the time between 15:00 and 19:00. We will be talking about X4 for the first time and also give you a first look at the game.
Another thing you can do is to try out "X Rebirth VR Edition" on different systems and discuss with our team. During the four hours we will be making smaller presentations of X4 to allow everybody to see the new material and ask questions.
If you haven't signed up already, you can register to join the event here: XCON 2017 Registration
After confirming your email-address you will receive a message with additional event details.
About the Event:
You will be allowed to film and take pictures during the event and talk about it openly.
For those that can not come in person, we will try to stream the event online. Maybe you can even ask questions online and we will try to answer them live. Be warned that everything and everybody at the event could be filmed!
We will provide small snacks but only that. So do not come too hungry ;) For more there are a couple of restaurants nearby (e.g Pizzeria Lido and a Supermarket).
In case you are searching for lodging nearby, have a look at the websites for Würselen(German) and Aachen.