Edition 71 - December 2019

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X Universe News

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas
The whole EGOSOFT team wishes you a merry and relaxed Christmas season and a happy new year. An exciting year with X4: Foundations lies behind us and we thank you for your support and loyalty. There is a lot on the agenda for 2020 - stay tuned!

Start of the 3.0 public beta

Start of the 3.0 public beta
We recently kicked off the Beta for our big 3.0 update of X4: Foundations. The Beta program gives you the opportunity to check out some of the main changes this update will bring to the game in the first quarter of 2020.

These include:
  • Improved graphics engine to support new visual effects
  • Better sound effects
  • Virtual seminars and quicker skill progression for crew training
  • Configurable alert system
  • Individual and group crew transfer
  • Policing options for player-owned space
  • Ability to dock using a spacesuit directly
  • Improvements to menus including Map, Encyclopedia, Logical Station Overview and Logbook
  • Improved target display and mission guidance
  • More control over drones and turrets
  • Alternative steering methods including head tracking systems and X3 retro mode

The full change log with over 150 entries and details on how to access the public beta of X4: Foundations can be found here. Please be aware that this first public beta version of the 3.0 update does not contain any new story content - this will be added at a later stage.
Thanks in advance for your support during this beta phase!

XLOG video series

XLOG video series
In our new "XLOG" video series we will be giving you a deeper look behind the scenes of X4: Foundations and EGOSOFT. In this series, we will introduce you to various features of our titles in more detail, let the respective experts from our team have their say, and try to answer some of your questions. We look forward to your feedback, which we hope to use to help guide the future direction of the video series.

In our first XLOG episode, EGOSOFT founder and managing director Bernd Lehahn talks about the current development of X4: Foundations, the recent start of the 3.0 public beta as well as the upcoming expansion X4: Split Vendetta.

The next episode of the XLOG is coming up - tune in on Friday, December 20th, at 9pm CET / 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm (noon) PST to our YouTube channel, Twitch channel or facebook page to watch the video together with others and interact in the chats.

Live stream recording

Live stream recording
Shortly after the start of the 3.0 public beta, we hosted a live stream on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. Bernd, Michael and Gregory talked about the current and future development of X4: Foundations as well as the first expansion, X4: Split Vendetta, which will be released in the first quarter of 2020. Missed the live stream? Don't worry, you can check out the recording on our YouTube channel.

Reddit AMA

Reddit AMA
Recently, we've also hosted an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit. Bernd and several other team members answered questions from the community about X4: Foundations and our older titles, and about the company history. You can read the questions and answers on Reddit.

X Universe eBooks

X Universe eBooks
Would you like to make yourself comfortable with a good book during the holidays? Then you should definitely take a look at the growing selection of English eBooks from the X Universe. Check out Farnham's Legend, Nopileos and Yoshiko to dive deeper into the lore of the X games.
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