X Rebirth VR Edition is tailored to be an immersive VR experience, based on X Rebirth: Home of Light. TRADE, FIGHT, BUILD, THINK in the X Universe - the biggest sandbox this side of the galaxy.
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Release Date: Jul 27, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to bring X Rebirth VR Edition to VR enthusiasts as soon as possible and get your opinion about our vision of a space game in VR. There are mainly two big focus areas during Early Access:

  • The VR controller based UI: The XR VR Edition has an exciting new method to control the game. The HTC Vive controller can be used to point at UI elements and interact directly with the cockpit. We are looking forward to receive feedback by customers on the quality of this experience and improve it further before the official public release.
  • The new Vulkan-based high performance graphics engine is still relatively early in development. This engine is designed particularly for our next big project: X4. The Early Access phase of XR VR Edition allows us to test this new technology on a wide range of different hardware.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Between one and three months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In addition to the two main areas of focus (VR user experience and Vulkan-based rendering engine), we are also finalising some other areas of the game which are currently in Beta. For example:

  • Completing localisation to all supported languages (see list)
  • Improving tutorial missions
  • Adding Steam Workshop support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is already very robust and well tested. We intend to keep savegames compatible beyond the duration of Early Access.

The following areas are still under development during Early Access and therefore may be incomplete:

  • VR experience especially with VR controller (Vive wand)
  • Vulkan based rendering engine (could effect stability or graphical quality)
  • Localisation (can mean missing or incorrect text)

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to raise the price when leaving Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“To participate in the development process of VR Edition please subscribe to the EGOSOFT forum and visit the X Rebirth VR Edition forum. This will be the place to report bugs, make suggestions for the game and get updates about our future plans.

We will also try to post on the Steam forums, but cannot provide the same level of service there.”
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August 4

XR VR 4.20 Hotfix 2 Released

- Fixed and adjusted reward notifications for shooting down enemies of a station.
- Fixed tutorial briefings not being updated correctly.
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August 3

X Rebirth VR 4.20 Hotfix 1 Released

VR Controllers:

- [Oculus] Added native Oculus VR support on Steam (requires Windows 8 or higher).
- [Oculus] Made gesture steering button mappable in Controls menu.
- [Vive] Added gesture steering for Vive controllers.
- [Vive] Added option to change touchpad latency for Vive controllers.
- [Vive] Improved Vive controller detection at startup.
- Added mappable button to reset VR position when held for a second.
- Added option to disable VR controller visualisation when playing with gamepad.
- Made VR controllers work more consistently when operating menus on the side console.
- Fixed case in which an inactive VR controller could trigger events.
- Fixed joystick controls profile.


- Added option to change display mode on monitor while VR headset is on.
- Added language selection in Oculus store version.
- German and French voice localisation.
- Added link to the user manual.
- Added chance to acquire a trade agent as reward for defeating hostile ships close to a station.
- Improved tutorial hints.
- Greatly reduced first-person turning speed on platforms.
- Improved cases where turning the ship switched displayed target elements a lot.
- Fixed target elements not being obstructed by geometry.
- Reduced size of rectangular target elements (especially to mitigate problems selecting target elements on capital ships).
- Fixed cases of wildly flickering target elements (especially notable in asteroid fields and large battles).
- Fixed quick and ability menu button 1 not being deselected.
- Fixed rare cases of hull/shield bars being displayed for obstructed targets without a target element.
- Fixed rare cases of an incorrectly played event monitor sound effect.
- Fixed very rare case of an incorrectly displayed event monitor in first-person mode or inside the drone HUD.
- Changed the event monitor position on platforms to reduce overlap issues.
- Fixed stuttering computer voice when the player ship takes damage.
- Fixed floor texture in a Teladi station.
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About This Game

X Rebirth VR Edition is the latest game in the X series and is based on X Rebirth: Home of Light. Every aspect of this game is tailored towards an immersive VR experience.

The X Universe recovers from cataclysmic disaster. Though the future remains uncertain and threats are still aplenty across the Jump Gate Network, people are beginning to find their way. Having recently recovered the Albion Skunk from the hands of pirates, Ren Otani sets about rebuilding his beloved ship, using it in the never-ending search for opportunity and adventure...

Key features:
  • Explore a huge universe through a series of Jump Gates and highways
  • Build your own ships and space stations
  • Experience a fully simulated economy
  • Create an armada to fight your enemies
  • Take on a large variety of missions
  • Switch between 3D and 2D mode on the fly

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

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
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