Egosoft is happy to announce that our first Virtual Reality game is finally ready for release. Today marks the end of Early Access and the launch of X Rebirth VR Edition. http://store.steampowered.com/app/570420/X_Rebirth_VR_Edition/ To celebrate the launch of X Rebirth VR Edition, we will make all X games available for free for the upcoming weekend on Steam. You can play during the weekend and try out all the games from Egosoft that you do not own yet. Best of all: If you decide you want to buy one of them, there are some massive discounts too. Go and check out our games on Steam.
End of Loyalty Discount: If you own X Rebirth and want VR Edition, buy NOW!
We are going to end the X Rebirth VR Edition loyalty discount on December 10th when this sale ends. So if you own X Rebirth and are considering X Rebirth VR Edition, you can buy it with a 30% loyalty discount added on top of the 20% discount during this weekend at a total of 50% off!
New Updates for X Rebirth, X3TC and X3AP
X3: Terran Conflict 3.4 and X3: Albion Prelude 3.3: These two updates bring a couple of low level engine improvements for better performance especially during large battles. We also added a borderless window mode and fixed some bugs. More about these updates here.
X Rebirth VR Edition 4.30: With the launch also come a number of new features for XR VR, including improved HOTAS and Joystick support and a method to play in VR with mouse and keyboard. See different methods of playing X Rebirth VR Edition explained in this video: https://youtu.be/Q9g9j-zjAxk X Rebirth 4.30: This update brings a number of improvements for controlling the game. Joystick and HOTAS improvements that we made during the XR VR development have been back ported to X Rebirth and come along with a default profile for some of the most popular sticks. Also controlling the game with gamepads got a lot easier thanks to a number of new features developed for X Rebirth VR Edition. Click here for a full list of features.
Since the last update, we've taken the opportunity to do a couple of things with these games. Most of these are fixes, and have been applied to both games (X3: TC + X3: AP); those of you with many playing hours will be pleased to note that one of these addresses the performance and memory issues that can occur with certain missions.
Modders will find a few small improvements in X3AP, and players who use the Russian and Chinese localisations will hopefully be pleased to see text improvements that had been made in X3AP have now been back-ported to X3TC. Also back-ported to X3TC, though currently only in the Windows version, is the controller support from X3AP.
X3:TC 3.3 Changelog:
Added controller support (Windows only).
Updated Chinese and Russian localisation files.
Fixed various crashes and enabled crash dump generation.
Fixed various issues with joystick control.
Fixed mission-related memory leaks and performance issues.
Fixed duration of subtitles and displayed hints in several languages.
Fixed various user interface issues.
Fixed "invalid" being displayed instead of date/time in savegame load menu.
Fixed exploit in return ship mission where boarded ships remained player owned.
Fixed missions in Pirate or Yaki space not selecting correct enemies.
In addition to our big announcement today of the new X Rebirth VR Edition, we are also releasing new public beta updates for several of our existing games.
X Rebirth 4.10
X3: Albion Prelude 3.2
X3: Terran Conflict 3.3
All three of these updates improve the games, and include a number of fixes and performance improvements that have come to our attention over the past months. These updates will, of course, be made available to everybody once the testing has ended.
This is a small technical update for Windows only and does not contain any new gameplay features.
• Fixed selection of wrong graphics card on systems (particularly laptops) that have dual graphics. • Fixed issue with menu performance on systems with particular AMD graphics hardware and driver combinations.
We are pleased to announce that Steam Cloud support is now enabled for all games in the X series, to bring the older games in line with X Rebirth.
Your savegames will now be synchronised across different PCs using the same Steam account by default.
If you do not wish to use Steam Cloud to synchronise your games, then right-click on the game in question in the Steam library, choose Properties, go to the Updates tab and uncheck the "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization" checkbox setting.
You can, of course, re-enable it at any time if you change your mind.
The Bonus Package for X3: Terran Conflict has just been released on Steam. It's a free collection of script plugins that have been created by members of the Egosoft forum community. Egosoft has selected them as extensions that fit well into, and do not destroy, the balance of the game. To access the bonus content, simply install it from the store page. The Bonus Package will also show up in the DLC tab of the game properties, where you have the option to uninstall it.
If you have previously installed the non-Steam version of the Bonus Package, it is recommended that you uninstall it first.