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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Mostly Positive (57) - 73% of the 57 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Recent updates View all (5)

September 23

XR VR 4.21 Hotfix 1 Released

• Added Steam Workshop support.
• Improved supply of Reinforced Metal Plating in Albion.
• Fixed crash during Xenon battle.
• Fixed a cause of occasional game freezes.
• Fixed trade menu freeze.
• Fixed progressive menu scaling problem.
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September 11

XR VR Update 4.21 Released

Please note that latest graphics drivers (385.41 for NVidia or 17.8.2/17.9.1 for AMD) are required for this update. If older drivers are used then problems are highly likely.

If you play the native Oculus version, then the Oculus runtime 1.18 is also required. Oculus is currently rolling out this update. If you are still on 1.17 then you can force this update by opting in to the "Public Test Channel" in the Oculus app. After 1.18 is rolled out, you can opt out again.

• Added Advanced Flight Tutorial explaining gesture steering.
• Added new mission available from around stations that allows you full station access (unlocking all station doors) for a limited time.
• Added support for keyboard steering in case player tries to use keyboard in 3D mode.
• Added automatic detection of VR controllers at run-time.
• [Oculus] Added handling for closing interact menus on pressing B-button on the Oculus Touch controller.
• [Oculus] Added support to deselect the current target by pressing B-button on Oculus Touch controller.
• Added option to use the entire range of a slider for forward speed.
• Improved mission descriptions for the Restoration Project mission chain.
• Improved highway flight by allowing roll axis to steer left/right instead of doing nothing.
• Improved mission enemy balancing.
• Changed UI VR pointer to be turned off while the in-game VR pointer is displayed.
• Fixed access to trade offers filtered by object from station and CV detail menu.
• Fixed bug where tutorial could become stuck because player tried to use mouse in 3D mode.
• Fixed Assign Trading Ship upkeep mission for warehouses being impossible to accomplish
• Fixed first person rotation being much too slow in certain cases.
• Fixed mission NPCs not being placed on some platforms because of priority issues.
• Fixed several other smaller mission issues.
• Fixed cases of dialog menu not being displayed, especially right after gamestart.
• Fixed incorrectly positioned dialog menu, mini-game and mission-bar in 2D-mode on certain resolutions.
• Fixed clicking on event monitor while ship is moving.
• Fixed rare case where the detail monitor would not work.
• Fixed successful player kill being registered if they destroyed a crate they were supposed to collect.
• Fixed issue with using non-bidirectional throttle together with gamepad mode.
• Fixed causes of several crashes.
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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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