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25.Feb.16 Announcing X Rebirth 4.0 and the Home of Light DLC!  (76 Comments)
We are pleased to announce yet another free update to X Rebirth, along with a new DLC called Home of Light which is available to buy now.

Key new features of 4.0 include:
  • Bulletin board system to keep track of offered missions.
  • Major overhaul of external view (enabled menus, target elements, external view in highways, and more).
  • Orders for multiple selected ships in the Property Owned menu (replaces 'Broadcast' order).
  • Trade Deals menu with profit estimates.
  • Economy logging and statistics.
  • Time acceleration using SETA.
  • New mission to obtain player ship jump drive.
  • New missions to hack stations and obtain rare or valuable items.
  • You can now find and craft rare weapon modifications that increase your weapon's stats when installed.
  • New in-game tutorials.
  • OS X and Linux versions now join Windows on full release.

The Home of Light DLC is the second expansion for X Rebirth and establishes the access to three new star systems, including the well-known Home of Light, home of the powerful TerraCorp.

X Rebirth DLC Home of Light on Steam

For more details take a look at our new trailer and explanation videos which cover both the 4.0 update and the Home of Light DLC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySENB0kQzw (4.0 / HoL explained)

There's more good news too!
  • A new X Rebirth "Complete Edition" which includes both The Teladi Outpost and Home of Light DLCs is now available on Steam if you haven't yet bought the game.
  • X Rebirth and the X Rebirth "Complete Edition" are also now available on GOG, for Windows, OS X and Linux.
  • X Rebirth "Complete Edition" (listed as "X Rebirth Home of Light") is also available on the Apple App Store, for OS X only of course.
  • For those who are still undecided, we have a free demo available on Steam and a limited "Free Edition" on the App Store ("X Rebirth Home of Light Free").
  • Soundtracks for The Teladi Outpost and Home of Light are now available on Amazon and iTunes.
  • Farnham's Legend, the first of the X series novels by Helge T. Kautz, is now available as an ebook on Amazon.
posted by BurnIt!
27.Jan.16 X-Universe Wiki  (12 Comments)
X Rebirth WikiEgosoft is pleased to announce the release of its official Wiki system, where you can read and even contribute content regarding the latest X-Universe games.

Head over to the Wiki now to see what's there already.

posted by BurnIt!
22.Dec.15 Happy Holidays Everyone  (33 Comments)
The entire Egosoft team wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We would like to thank all our fans for their continued support and wish you all happy holidays and a great start into 2016!

Enjoy the holidays and see you next year.

For more pictures from our Christmas party GoKarting event, check out the comments.
posted by BurnIt!
14.Dec.15 Announcing X Rebirth 4.0 and Home of Light  (260 Comments)
X Rebirth: Home of LightToday EGOSOFT announces the new expansion "Home of Light" as well as update 4.0 for X Rebirth, both to be released in February 2016!

Home of Light (HoL) is an exciting expansion of the X Rebirth universe and makes the best use of the many new features of X Rebirth 4.0:

(HoL) Much larger universe: The Home of Light expansion will bring three entire new systems, including the central Home of Light, known from the X3 games, with a massive new economy.

(HoL and 4.0) Bulletin Board System (BBS): The new BBS system collects all currently available missions in space for an easier overview.

(4.0) Trade improvements: Graphs showing market developments over time, a best deal finder and many UI improvements to make trading easier.

(4.0) New engine technology: Extend your ship with a Jump Drive and other new technology to travel through the universe quicker than ever.

(HoL) Trade stations: A new station type allows you to stock large amounts of any wares you like. Buy up goods when they're cheap and sell when the price is high, or when your competitors' stations mysteriously explode.

(4.0) Customizable weapon upgrades: Craft weapon modifications to improve your favorite weapons.

(HoL and 4.0) New enemies, new weapons, new missions, new and mysterious phenomena.

(HoL and 4.0) Many new secrets to explore in the outskirts of the ever-growing X universe.

The Home of Light expansion can be pre-ordered NOW at a 20% discount for just 7.99 € on Steam.

X Rebirth Update 4.0 will be released for free.

Coming in early 2016 will be the new X Rebirth complete package, including The Teladi Outpost and Home of Light for just 49.99 €. Available on Steam, GOG, or directly from egosoft.com.
posted by KlausM
02.Sep.15 Announcing X Rebirth 3.60  (22 Comments)
Our newest update for X Rebirth, 3.60, is now available to everyone! It includes several handy improvements and the usual array of fixes, as well as an experimental new flight mode that we'd like everyone's feedback on.

Take a look at the video we've made to accompany this update to find out more, and to get a few hints on our future plans.

posted by CBJ
03.Apr.15 The great X Rebirth video competition  (62 Comments)
Update: The video competition is over now. We watched all videos and were able to determine a winner: Congratulations to Aken_Bosch, whose name will be immortalized in X Rebirth and who receives a signed poster plus another prize. Here is the winning entry:

A big thank you goes to all the other participants as well. Your creativity and passion with showing how you influence the X-Universe did impress us!

Given the size of the field in the competition, all of the competitors should receive a prize. Over the next days, we will get in contact with all contestants to arrange the dispatch of their well-earned prizes.


Up to the 26th April you still have the chance to participate in the X Rebirth video competition to win great prizes. Among those are Steam keys for different games, books and, as a grand prize, the immortalization of the winner's name in X Rebirth.

What you have to do for it? Create a video of X Rebirth showing us how you influence the X Rebirth universe. Whether you want to tell a story, show a big battle between capital ships or illustrate the competition between the different factions and corporations is totally up to you. A jury, consisting of the X Rebirth developers, will evaluate the videos and choose the best ones.

For more information, please visit the video competition announcement topic.
posted by X2-Illuminatus
12.Mar.15 X: Rebirth 3.50 is here!  (29 Comments)
Our latest update for X: Rebirth is now available. New features include:

New generic missions and new upkeep missions for easier station management.
New ships: The new Onil mining ships available in the Canteran shipyard in DeVries.
New "Container Magnet" which helps to attract nearby collectables to the player ship.
Easier navigation through text search field in map.
New FXAA graphics option.

And among the many other improvements in 3.50 are:

Improved station manager and station owned ship trade behavior.
Improved balancing and accuracy of combat calculations when player is not present.
Improved response of player owned stations to nearby player ships being attacked.
Completely reworked Russian localization.
Improved support for UI-modding and much more...

Don't forget that we also have a Free Weekend running on Steam until the 15th of March for all of our X series games, and that the very first Alpha test version of X: Rebirth for Linux will also be available through Steam Play.
posted by CBJ
11.Mar.15 X Rebirth update and Free Weekend on Steam for all X series games.  (13 Comments)
We are pleased to announce a Free Weekend on Steam, covering the weekend of the 13th to the 15th of March. During this weekend all of our X series games, from X-Beyond the Frontier right through to X: Rebirth, will be available for you to try out. So whether you're new to the series and are wondering what they are like, or just have some of our games missing from your collection, give it a go!

To coincide with the Free Weekend, we will also be releasing our latest update for X: Rebirth, including a new ship, several new gameplay features, and a new FXAA graphics option, as well as big improvements to support for modders working with the UI, and the usual collection of fixes and smaller improvements.

And there's more! We are also about to enter the public Alpha test phase for our in-house native Linux port of X: Rebirth. Steam Play means you can buy the game once and play it on any available platform, so if you would like to help us test and improve the Linux version, now's the time to get involved.

There are some more details available here.
posted by CBJ
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