XCON on Saturday, Aug 26th at Egosoft HQ in Würselen, Germany(7 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.
X Rebirth Virtual Reality Edition - Early Access launch, XCon 2017 and X4(62 Comments)
Today Egosoft is pleased to announce the early access release of its first Virtual Reality game: the X Rebirth VR Edition.
The X Rebirth VR Edition is a new standalone game based on X Rebirth: Home of Light, completely redesigned and optimised for a Virtual Reality experience. Utilizing the latest advancement in VR technology with the Oculus Rift and Touch as well as the HTC Vive, the XR VR edition lets you experience space like you never did before.
A fully simulated economy in a huge universe – While based on X Rebirth: Home of Light, the universe and economy of X Rebirth VR Edition are specially designed for a Virtual reality experience. This is also the reason why the games are not savegame compatible.
A new graphics engine – The X Rebirth VR Edition will be the first title by Egosoft to utilise our new in-house developed engine, based on the innovative new Vulkan technology.
Take on a large variety of missions – Play as a freelancer, a pirate, a trader or search for your own adventures. Missions revolving around all aspects of the game will help you to find your way.
Pace and Balancing – All aspects of the game had to be rebalanced to create the best experience for the VR environment.
Switch between 3D and 2D mode on the fly – The user interface of XR VR Edition was specially designed to work entirely in an immersive first person VR cockpit experience and makes full use of Oculus Touch and Vive Controllers. However, if you feel like it, you can switch to your monitor and favourite input devices at any time.
Endless possibilites – Build your own ships and create an armada to fight your enemies or dominate the market with your factories and trade ships. You decide how you want to play.
TRADE, FIGHT, BUILD, THINK in the X Universe – the biggest sandbox this side of the galaxy.
From now on the XR VR Edition Early Access version is available from the Oculus Store supporting Oculus Rift and Touch and from Steam supporting the HTC Vive for a reduced early access price of 39.99 € or 39.99 USD respectively.
Being our first Early Access game we want to bring the XR VR Edition to VR enthusiasts as soon as possible and get your opinion about our vision of a space game in VR. To help you getting started, we created the XR VR Edition - Early Access FAQ which provides answers to the most common questions.
XCon 2017 featuring XR VR and X4
To celebrate the release of the X Rebirth VR Edition and to revive an almost forgotten event, the XCon, we would like to invite you to the EGOSOFT HQ. You will get the chance to play the XR VR Edition and chat with the team about the history and future of the X-Universe. Additionally, you will be among the first to get an exclusive insight into our next project: X4.
If you would like to attend the XCon 2017, please let us know which date (26th/27th August 2017) would suit you best and apply for a seat on this webpage: https://www.egosoft.com/x4/signup.php
Registration ends August 13th 2017. After this date we will inform you if you got a seat and send all the necessary information to find us.
Updates for X Rebirth, X3: Albion Prelude and X3: Terran Conflict(18 Comments)
It's update day! As many of you will be aware, updates for X Rebirth, X3: Albion Prelude and X3: Terran Conflict have been undergoing testing for some time. We've now reached the point where we believe that these updates are ready for everyone to benefit from them, so without further ado we present:
X Rebirth 4.10
This update brings you a number of improvements that didn't quite make it into 4.00, and a few fixes for things that did. In particular we've improved capital ship movement and general AI flight behaviour in specific situations, and made some UI tweaks including adding ammunition information to the detail menus for ships and stations. As usual, we've also improved performance here and there and squashed some crash bugs. Some of the improvements we've been able to make have come as a side-effect of our efforts on the VR Edition that we're working on, and we're expecting more to come from that in the future. The full changelog is quite extensive, and well worth taking a look through.
X3: Albion Prelude 3.2 and X3: Terran Conflict 3.3
Since their last update, we've taken the opportunity to do a couple of things with these games. Most of these are fixes, and have been applied to both games; those of you with many playing hours will be pleased to note that one of these addresses the performance and memory issues that can occur with certain missions. Modders will find a few small improvements in X3AP, and players who use the Russian and Chinese localisations will hopefully be pleased to see text improvements that had been made in X3AP have now been back-ported to X3TC. Also back-ported to X3TC, though currently only in the Windows version, is the controller support from X3AP.
X Rebirth VR Edition, X4 et des mises à jour pour X Rebirth et pour les jeux(66 Comments)
Il est à nouveau temps pour nous de tous vous souhaiter un joyeux Noël et mes meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année. Et c'est aussi le moment de l'année où, normalement, nous commençons à parler d'un nouveau jeu ou d'une nouvelle extension.
L'an passé, c'était Home of Light, et encore avant nous avons eu The Teladi Outpost. Ces deux extensions pour X Rebirth ont reçu de nombreux retours positifs et ça nous a aidés à montrer X Rebirth 4.0 sous un meilleur jour.
Cette année, j'ai plusieurs choses vraiment palpitantes que je peux partager avec vous :
La mise à jour 4.10 de X Rebirth est presque prête, tout comme des mises à jour pour X3AP et X3TC.
Il va y avoir un jeu en RV basé sur X Rebirth et qui portera le nom très surprenant de X Rebirth VR Edition.
X3: Terran Conflict 3.2d and X3: Albion Prelude 3.1a are now available.
These are small technical updates for Windows only and do not contain any new gameplay features.
• Fixed selection of wrong graphics card on systems (particularly laptops) that have dual graphics.
• Fixed issue with menu performance on systems with particular AMD graphics hardware and driver combinations.
For Steam users, both games should update automatically provided your Steam client is configured to do this. For GOG users, both with and without Galaxy client, the update is available from GOG. For everyone else, the patch for X3TC can be found in our download area.