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25.Nov.21 X4: Tides of Avarice - Egosoft reveals next chapter of X4 space saga  (107 Comments)
  • Third expansion for X4: Foundations to be released in Q1 2022
  • Extraordinary new ships, new economy and gameplay elements will surprise X4 players
  • Captivating new stories will challenge the perception of social order and justice in the X universe
  • Extensive free 5.00 update to feature a series of new capital ships, numerous new interiors, and AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR)


EGOSOFT today unveils the next chapter in its long-running space simulation franchise. X4: Tides of Avarice is the third expansion for the latest game in the series, X4: Foundations. X4: Tides of Avarice will be released for PC (Windows, Linux) in the first quarter of 2022.

>> Watch the X4: Tides of Avarice - Reveal Teaser <<

Meet new factions and experience their stories
Encountering and interacting with previously unknown, lawless pirate and scavenger factions, will challenge your perception of social order and justice in the X universe. In new sectors and dangerous regions, you will not only discover new ships and stations, but also encounter stellar phenomena that will significantly influence your plans and actions. What is it all about, and who are the mysterious manipulators that have learned to master a rare and vital resource? Your journey will lead you towards the answers. Set out and discover a new chapter of X4: Foundations.

Let new ships terrify and enchant you at the same time
Roam through the Windfall and Avarice systems, and discover numerous new ships from the pirate and scavenger factions of X4: Tides of Avarice. Among other new ships, you can look forward to the following highlights:
  • The Erlking, a terrifying pirate battleship with an experimental and unusual energy source, has been developed over many years by the Riptide Rakers, at great cost to their resources and lives, in a desperate attempt to take advantage of stellar phenomena in the Avarice system. In X4: Tides of Avarice, you will find out more about these curious events, while you upgrade the Erlking using research and resources acquired during your adventure.
  • The Astrid, an incredibly lavish and luxurious yacht, projects wealth and importance. Owned by the CEO of the Northriver Company, Brantlee Northriver, it is rumoured to be the fastest ship in the galaxy. With its sleek design, the Astrid is a ship unlike anything you've ever come across in the X universe. What mysteries might it hold?
Salvage shipwrecks to recycle resources
Have you ever come across a shipwreck and wished you could use it in a profitable way? In the Avarice system, the Riptide Rakers, a loosely organised group of scavengers and traders, have developed the means to salvage wrecks and use them in production. Either tow the wreck with one of the new tug ships, or dismantle the wreck right where you found it using a new deconstruction ship. Once you've reached a station equipped with a recycling module, watch your scrap metal turn into building resources.

X4: Foundations 5.00 Update
X4: Tides of Avarice is released at the same time as the extensive, free 5.00 update for X4: Foundations, which expands and improves the base game in several ways. The 5.00 update introduces a series of new capital ships. These ships have been re-imagined, and a new fleet of improved models will now be on sale in various shipyards. Several factions in the game will gradually start using these new and improved ships. The 5.00 update will also bring AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution (FSR) to X4: Foundations, using a collection of cutting-edge upscaling technologies to boost performance.

Further details about X4: Tides of Avarice, as well as the 5.00 update for X4: Foundations, will be released over the next few months as we get closer to the release date. X4: Tides of Avarice is now listed on Steam and GOG and can be added to players' wish-lists.
posted by Gregory
17.Nov.21 X4: Foundations 4.20 Beta now available  (13 Comments)
Earlier this week we released two beta versions of the X4: Foundations 4.20 update. The focus of this update is on improvements and fixes, so we're not introducing any new features with this release. Please visit our forums for details of how to access the beta and report your findings.

Thanks very much for participating, and for helping us with the ongoing development of X4: Foundations!
posted by Gregory
10.Nov.21 Compatibility update published for X: Beyond the Frontier and X-Tension
We know how passionately you play our games and how many of you enjoy revisiting the beginnings of the X series every now and then. To keep it that way, we have just released small patches for X: Beyond the Frontier (1999) and X-Tension (2000), which now ensure the functionality of both games on Windows 10 and 11.

We wish you lots of fun with X: Beyond the Frontier and X-Tension! Feel free to check out our Steam developer page to discover more games in the X series if you do not already know them.
posted by Gregory
13.Sep.21 New features and tons of enhancements - 4.10 update for X4: Foundations now available  (13 Comments)
Since the release of X4: Cradle of Humanity and the extensive 4.00 update for X4: Foundations, we've been hard at work on the next big steps for our game. Today, we are pleased to announce that the 4.10 update is now available to download.


The full list of changes in 4.10 is available in our forum.

The new 4.10 update for X4: Foundations has become more extensive than originally planned and has, therefore, taken a bit more time. However, we are convinced that the extra effort was worth it and that you will like the numerous enhancements. In the 4.10 update we have, for example, improved the existing game feature of Terraforming and, in response to feedback on the 4.00 update, we have fixed various issues in connection with mining, trade and station management, among other things. We have also made improvements to the asset management of our graphics engine, resulting in better use of graphics memory. You will notice some changes when building stations, especially in terms of usability (more on this in Inside Egosoft Podcast Episode 4).

Custom Game Start
The new Custom Game Start feature allows players of X4: Foundations to customise certain starting conditions in the game, within limits that are set in order to maintain game balance. It is possible, for example, to influence factors such as available starting capital, sectors already explored, and relationships with other factions. Episode 2 of the Inside Egosoft Podcast includes more details about the Custom Game Start feature.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the 4.10 update. We hope that you enjoy exploring the new possibilities and especially, of course, trying out the Custom Game Start feature. Rediscovering X4: Foundations with a change in starting conditions is definitely something you should experience.

Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe in space!
posted by Gregory
03.Sep.21 Inside Egosoft Podcast #05 Stories and Missions  (116 Comments)
In Episode #05 of the Inside Egosoft podcast, Greg talks to Lennart (a.k.a. Gimbutz), who is part of the mission team at Egosoft. In this conversation, Lennart provides some fascinating insights into his work. How are stories and missions created in X4? Which tasks provide the greatest challenges? What is the most helpful type of player feedback for the mission team? All this, and more, is answered in this new episode.


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posted by Gregory
02.Sep.21 X4: Foundations 4.10 Beta 7 now available  (87 Comments)
We're almost there! Today we have released Beta 7 for the upcoming 4.10 update of X4: Foundations. You can download it now and get a first impression our latest improvements to the game.

The full list of changes in 4.10 Beta 7 is available in our forum.

Thank you in advance for your contributions to the beta test.
posted by Gregory
02.Sep.21 X3: Farnham's Legacy Donation Pack - Review  (3 Comments)
As previously announced, we have now finished selling the X3: Farnham's Legacy Donation Pack. The donation pack gave you the opportunity to express your gratitude to our team of highly motivated community members, who spent the last five years or so working on X3: Farnham's Legacy. The game was released in May 2021, and we have received lots of great feedback from you - thank you for that!

Just to give you an idea of what you have achieved with the donation pack, we can tell you that we've rounded up the total donation sum to 5,000 euros for Médecins sans frontières / Doctors Without Borders. We've also decided to donate an additional 5,000 euros, not taken from the donation pack, to "Aachen hilft", which is a regional campaign to help those affected by the recent flood disaster here in Germany. We thank you for your support, and we are pleased that we were able to pass on a nice sum of money to some good causes.

X3: Farnham's Legacy itself will, of course, remain available, both in its original Windows version and also now as a native Linux version. We are happy to see every download, and hope you have a lot of fun during your time in the extended X3 universe, whether you are new to the series or a veteran X gamer!
posted by Gregory
23.Aug.21 gamescom discount: save 50% when you buy X4: Foundations
gamescom is once again taking place in digital form only. Of course, that won't stop us from celebrating our games. In addition to our participation in this year's Indie Arena Booth, we're excited to offer you our biggest discount ever on X4: Foundations. For the next 7 days, you have the opportunity to save 50% on your purchase of X4: Foundations! Older titles in the X series are reduced in price by even more - up to 90% this week.

So, if you haven't jumped into X4: Foundations yet, now is a great time to do so. You’ll also be able to look forward to the upcoming 4.10 update, in which we are adding yet more enhancements and new features to the game. For more information on the eagerly awaited changes, check out our Steam Newshub, our website, our social media channels and the Inside Egosoft podcast.

We look forward to welcoming you to the X Universe, and thank you for your support!
posted by Gregory
12.Aug.21 X4: Foundations 4.10 Beta 6 now available  (87 Comments)
As we approach the end of the road that leads to the release of the 4.10 update for X4: Foundations, we are once again releasing a new beta version today. Beta 6 is now available to download, and we thank you in advance for your contributions to the beta test.


The full list of changes in 4.10 Beta 6 is available in our forum.

Multiverse Team Seasons postponed
We would also like to inform you of a change of plan regarding the release of the new "Multiverse Team Seasons" game mode. We need a little more time to make Multiverse Team Seasons into the captivating new feature we originally envisioned it to be. In order not to delay the release of the 4.10 update, including the new Custom Game Start feature and the extended Station Editor, we have therefore decided to postpone the introduction of the Multiverse Team Seasons feature. This feature will not now be part of the 4.10 update, as previously announced, and will instead be introduced in a later update for X4: Foundations.

If you would like to know more about the Multiverse Team Seasons, we recommend Episode 1 of the Inside Egosoft Podcast, in which Egosoft's founder and Managing Director Bernd Lehahn describes the new feature.

How do I take part in the Public Beta?
Every player who owns X4: Foundations has the opportunity to download the new 4.10 beta version. In order to ensure that beta participants are aware of the risks and rules involved, we ask all interested players to visit our forum where they will find both the rules and disclaimers, as well as practical instructions for participating in the beta. Follow this link to our forum (no registration required) to find the relevant information.
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