In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power.
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Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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This Collector's Edition of X Rebirth includes the following items: The Teladi Outpost, Home of Light, Soundtrack Volume 1, Exclusive: Soundtrack Volume 2, Optional download: X - The Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion, Bonus download with artworks and X encyclopedia

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February 25

Announcing X Rebirth 4.0 and the Home of Light DLC!

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.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/415800

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&index=2&list=PLRNrultsQ-TjizirNhv4p4sMfNX-chzcY

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Collector's Edition

This Collector's Edition of X Rebirth includes the following items:

  • DLC: The Teladi Outpost
  • DLC: Home of Light (new!)
  • Soundtrack Volume 1 (MP3)
  • Exclusive: Soundtrack Volume 2 (MP3)
  • Optional download: X - The Space Opera - Per Musica ad Albion (Video)
  • Bonus download with artworks and X encyclopedia

The bonus content will be placed in your X Rebirth installation folder:
...Steam\SteamApps\common\X Rebirth\Bonus Content

About This Game

In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power. Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally traveling in an old, battered ship with a glorious past - two people alone against the galaxy, playing a key part in the events to come. The fate of the universe rests in the hands of the player...

X Rebirth represents a spectacular new beginning for the X series, offering loyal fans and newcomers alike a vast, vivid and extremely detailed universe to explore throughout the game. Varied gameplay elements such as action-packed space combat, detailed trading mechanics and high-speed space exploration with fast travel allow players to experience a truly unique space saga that will keep them hooked for dozens of hours. X Rebirth features a whole new user experience - it is easier than ever to start with, and remains as deep as fans expect it.

FEATURES


TRADE! A fully simulated economy that means your actions really do matter. Travel the space highways to find profit in gigantic space cities, swarming with ships and drones.

++ Every ship you see has a task. Stop a freighter from reaching its destination and its cargo will be stopped too, causing prices to rise. ++

FIGHT! From small scale skirmishes to epic fleet encounters, battles in the X Universe know no limits. Choose to fight for the military, work for the police or be a lawless pirate, or if you prefer just fight when you need to defend yourself - it's up to you.

++ Take the action right into massive structures. Target turrets and shield generators to weaken your enemy, damage engines and jump drives to prevent their ships from escaping, or stop their factories producing to cripple their economy. ++

BUILD! Create your own empire! From trading stations to large factories, farms to hightech military complexes, everything can belong to you. Build for trade and profit or to strengthen your military presence and dominate your enemies.

++ Extend and upgrade your stations to make them operate more efficiently, with every element visible in glorious animated detail. Harvest your own resources to keep your empire running smoothly. ++

THINK! A rich, detailed history and a deep complex plot await you, but you are free to decide when and where to take part. Explore the universe at your own pace - choose your own path and create your own destiny.

++ Get up-close and personal with aliens and humans alike. Land on stations, meet people, then accept missions from them or hire them as crew members for your ships. ++

TRADE, FIGHT, BUILD, THINK... in the X Universe - the biggest sandbox this side of the galaxy.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Vista SP2 (64-bit), XP SP3 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i-Series at 2GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 (Quad) or i7 at 2.5GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel i-Series at 2GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Soft compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL version 4.2
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel i5 (Quad) or i7 at 2.5GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT750M, Nvidia GT600 series with 1 GB RAM or better, AMD 6850HD with 1 GB RAM or better
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Soft compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL version 4.2
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i-Series at 2GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Soft compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL version 4.2
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 (Quad) or i7 at 2.5GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, Nvidia GT600 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 6850HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Soft compatible
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL version 4.2
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Mixed (49 reviews)
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Double-H
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Years later, the devs are still making futile attempts to change this game into something that lives up to X3 TC/AP. I want to give them credit for trying after all this time, but that feeling goes away when I remember that I paid money for this.
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HomerPepsi
( 51.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Much simpler version of X, and that's not a bad thing. Great for new comers. I've played the series since X2, and did not regret buying this. It was a nice change from the complex mechanics of normal X.
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LuxAndre
( 36.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I enjoyed the time i played.

There are still some odd ingame bugs that i just got tired of dealing with.
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Blue Giraffe
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's ♥♥♥♥, don't buy it. Wish I could get my money back.
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Surf Rock Ist Krieg
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The only problem with this game is title. Most of X series fans considered X: Rebirth as the next game of X series. But it is better to call this game as spin-off from the X series. I hope Egosoft will make X4 as soon as possible with classical X2/X3 style and without old problems.

Some words about X: Rebirth

This game is good itself and it has many features which are not presented in classical X series such as first person walking at stations and seamless world. Unlike X3 in X: Rebirth you will see full featuired cockpit and a second pilot. Generally this part of the X series has very different gameplay.

If you fan of classical X series you may be not happy about this game but X: Rebirth is not bad - its just very different. I would not recommend this game for everyone who expect evolution of X2/X3 game,

I'l also notice that this game would be much better with VR support (for example, OSVR and HTC Vive).

7/10
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Raxinzane
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I just got the base game (update 4.0) on the Summer Sale, so I haven't seen the broken launch version or any of the bad stigma.
I'm enjoying it so far. I have X1 and X3:R, but never quite got into it. I guess I'm not a 'purist'.
I've finished Freelancer and loved it, which is why I got this. Let's see where it goes.
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Doubtful
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not a buggy, completely broken mess anymore at least. But it's still just bad by design.

It's extremely difficult to interact with fleet ships in a meaningful way. You can't even dump unwanted cargo from freighters...you have to SELL your ship to get rid of it, for example.

Essential drones for mining ships are often not in stock at all at the ONLY place or two you could buy them.

STILL contains stupid forced "station scanning" minigames that NO one in the right mind wants.

Can't dock small fleet ships with capital ships. Still can't repair small fleet ships easily.

It's not an X game, and it's not even a good space sim in its own right.

It's just a pile of failure.

Egosoft has done a lot to make it better, to be fair. Which is to say, to make it NOT the "secretly pre-alpha we pretended was a finished product" pile of crap that it was on release.

Unfortunately, almost all of the core design elements are just really bad by design. It "works" as intended ... poorly.

Just skip this one. I've tried it again and again since release, and the ONLY thing it's never failed to do is disappoint.

It's just not fun, and it never will be. 0/10
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KackTheTripper
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is just awful. It could be something really great but its just incompotent. Even now it has broken quest bugs and glitches on top of just god awful design. Poor combat bad targeting, squishy controls, and that annoying co pilot who won't shut the ♥♥♥♥ up. Hey want to dock at this location, can't until your friend has said her piece. Just a travesty even for the sale of 7.49 it wasn't worth it. Now I've got to force myself to play through it because I will not let that money go to waste.
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onnion
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Still kinda broken, but Egosoft managed to make one of the worst games of it's release year into one of the most fun space sims around.
With the DLCs, it is well worth a buy.

Recommended: Do Teladi like profitsss?
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Jim
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Awful. Wish Steam had offered refunds when I bought this garbage. Recommend X3: Terran Conflict instead. So good.
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56 of 65 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Purchased this game when it was first released. Promptly uninstalled it because it was terrible. Now with 4.0 the game is great.
I need to compliment the developers for sticking to their game and getting it done. I have seen many games where the developers chalked a game up as a fail and just moved on leaving everyone who purchased it out to dry.
Yes, this game was not great at the beginning but it is now so if you haven’t tried it yet you con confidently try it out now. If you didn’t like it before, just swallow your grumbles and give it a try not for what it was but what it is now. Without your baggage from before you might just find yourself enjoying it.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
127.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I purchased it when it came out but reading all the screaming that was going on made me wait. Also I loaded it and I thought I accidentally started a powerpoint presentation. The 4.0 patch really does make it a totally different game. It runs great and there was so much to do! I commend the team for sticking with their game and not leaving it like it was.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
269.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
(v4.0 w/ HoL and TO expansions)

X3:TC and X3:AP set a high bar. X:R doesn't reach it, but is still a decent game. On its surface, it seems like a straightforward upgrade to the X3 games. The same core mechanics are there: you fly around in a universe with rich lore, trading, fighting, or exploring, whatever suits your fancy.

Lots of people have gripes about mechanical issues of the game, like the highway system. That doesn't bother me. The universe is less dynamic than X3 (pirates don't really affect the economy, for example, they just constantly send small squadrons to die). In some ways, the mechanics improved: the addition of surface elements to capital ships is a really great addition to combat that makes small ships pack a huge punch if used effectively. But these minor issues aside, the real problem with X:R versus previous X games is lack of content.

By content, I don't mean amount of space to explore: there's plenty of that. But there are relatively few types of ships and stations to buy, and you can only fly one ship, which is bad, although you can mostly get used to it. The amount of lore and numbers of factions is cut down significantly from previous games.

By far the biggest problem is the relative lack of subquests or subplots. Once you've beat the campaign, the game is completely open-ended. Not open-ended like Skyrim, where the only problem is choosing which of the thousands of quests to do. Open-ended as in, there essentially ARE no other quests (except repetitive, randomly generated ones), and sure you can build stations or blow up stuff, but it all feels quite pointless. The pinnacle of X3 was quests like the Hub Plot and Player Station, which gave awesome rewards in return for huge amounts of financial engineering. In X:R, there are a few sub-quests that give you cool rewards, but they are all of the form "find these items randomly hidden throughout the universe". It would be enormously tedious if not impossible without internet guides, and with them it becomes trivial.

So, in future expansions, it would be nice to add ships or factions. But what the game really needs to step things up a notch is things to DO in the X Universe. It's still worth $30 but not yet worthy of the X Series IMO.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
The first X game where the combat and general gameplay is really fun! I've loved the X series for a long time and invested hundreds of hours but it was always hard work and didn't really click for me. I bought X-rebirth a long time ago on a whim and only started recently but I'm hooked. It's a lot of fun to fly around, explore, fight and build my trade empire. Definitely recommended for Freelancer, Eve and Elite fans.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
123.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Initially very disappointed in this release, but after watching a few video's explaining how to get started, it's quickly growing on me and I'm seeing the depth and inspiration that has gone into it. Most difficult and annoying aspect is still navigation in terms of maps as well as navigating lists showing what I own. This greatly hinders the initial ability of a player to easily dive into the game and get a sense of things and probably one of the big reasons it's not more popular. It's difficult to quickly determine where your assets are or issue orders to them because the navigation is so heirachael and each level is so simple. I would like to see the addition of the old style lists with perhaps some very good filters allowing you to quickly see what you have and where it's at and what it's status is. Need that 50 foot view of what I have, and not wanting to have to drill down over and over to see basics. One would think this is basic smart U.I. design.
Another good example of this would be trying to find a decent captain or engineer for one of your ships. You are forced to repeatedly drill down and ask them to show you their skills, which is redundant clicking and annoying. These cases need a nice neat list you can look through so you're not wasting your time. This is the difference between a well designed menu system and one that was slapped together with a lack of forethought about how real users play the game. Other than the navigation usability issues, and the cartoonish colors used in some systems, the game does seem to be very cool and I'm getting a lot out of exploring and learning what's out there. It has a lot of character.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
141.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Now that the bugs have been mostly fixed after 4.0 I am very much enjoying this game. Yes its not a X4 and very much different from the X3 AP/R style. Play it for what it is a new game in our old univierse.

I have been playing W/o Mods and feel its pretty good, probably great with mods but will wait for that after I beat the plot.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
804.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
85/100 Metacritics score needs updated.
Was there things I wished were different? Yes
Was it a fun game? Absolutely
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
214.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
♥♥♥♥♥♥ mess after release, it is absolutely different game now.
Haters will hate, fans will praise. IMO 6.5/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
191.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Lets get 1 thing out of the way before i begin, i know a lot of people are disappointed that you cant personally use more than 1 ship. yes it stinks but this game was never designed to be that kinda game, so rating it as such is abit unfair, if you didn't keep up with the press pre-development and didn't know this, then that's your own fault.

So lets get started with my short review.

Egosoft has a Long History of Releasing games that simply don't work on launch, they have MASSIVE potential but they don't work on launch... THAT SAID, they also have a long history of sticking with their products post launch to fix all of the launch bugs, add content, and add community feedback to the game in order to make it amazing.

You will never see me fanboy for or back up any other developers, because they simply haven't earned it. Other devs always disappoint and never do for their games, what will Egosoft does for it's games.
Egosoft is one of the rare devs that shouldn't get rated for their games on launch, to be fair YES it deserved the bad score then, but all of the newer players don't know what us older fans do, and that's that ego doesn't abandon its products. if we wait patiently, a year or 2 later we will have an amazing game to play. Don't believe me? Just look at the new reviews, they are positive!

I highly recommend anyone who gave this game a negative review in the past, reinstall this game and take a 2nd look around at all the new stuff that has been added. Their are also a number of really good mods to try. Personally i have a lot of mods and have a very customized immersive and enjoyable experience each time i login.


TLDR?
Next time you buy a Egosoft game do so in good faith.
Install it, don't play it, wait a year for them to patch the problems its guaranteed to have on launch, then come back and play. It will be everything you hoped for and more! They are a very small studio and it takes time to make a good game.
Also after you have beat the game, dont be afraid to come back from time to time and try it again. Egosoft has a wonderful habit of adding new things to their games after post launch, and all through out its life for years after.
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29 of 51 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
If you want a good space sim, where you get to do whatever you want in a vast universe... go buy X3: Albion Prelude, not this piece of junk.

Even with all the patches and updates that this game has received, it has hardly improved at all. It is horribly optimized and very buggy, with many features poorly explained, explained incorrectly, or just not explained at all.

The storyline is rushed and muddled, forcing the player through mind-numblingly boring missions, for factions that you don't care about, with several jumps and gaps that made me feel like I was missing information. Even X3 had a better plot, and trust me, that's really saying something.

Your companion is incredibly annoying, and frequently yells at your ship AI system for no reason, which is even more annoying than the ship AI itself.

Speaking of your ship, it's a piece of garbage, and can for some strange reason only use one gun at any time, a monumental change to combat compared to all other X series games. You can upgrade some parts of your ship to make it slightly less garbage, but in general you'll wish you could take some other ships for a fly-out. But no, you're stuck in the Albion Skunk. To make a bad situation worse, if you want to capture a ship that someone else has bailed from, to add it to your squad, you need to have a spare pilot already on your ship. Apparently all these ships lost all that autonomous AI tech that was around 60 (in-universe) years ago.

I can see where Egosoft was trying to go with this game, and I was willing to give them time to work on and improve this game, but now, after 2 expansions, 4 major versions, and 3 years, the game still has horrible UI, optimization, characters, cutscenes, dialogue, and interaction. Trading is a convoluted mess, combat is boring, exploration feels tedious, and in general, this is not a fun game to play.

So, I urge you, go look for something else. There are some fantastic space sims out on the market now, or about to be released. If you don't have the budget for something triple-A, X3: Albion Prelude and X3: Terran Conflict are both far superior to this game, and often go on sale for under $10.
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