Roger L.S. Griffiths wrote:@Nanook: CBJ said as much previously thus it is not my opinion stated as fact despite your assertion to the contrary.Nothing in my earlier post constitutes opinion stated as fact.linolafett wrote:I quote CBJ for the current status:
CBJ wrote:Our main development focus at the moment is on adding new features to the game engine. The result of a lot of this work is likely to find its way into a new game rather than an update to XR, but that by no means rules out further updates to XR nor future DLC for it.CBJ wrote:Everyone's idea of what an "X4" would be like is likely to be different, but most people would interpret it either as a new game using the X3 engine, or as a game using the XR engine but with all the features of X3 and more. Neither of those accurately describes what we are doing.
We are using the XR engine, yes, and we are working on adding features, such as flying different ships, that will take various aspects of the gameplay more in the direction of the previous series. We have taken on board the feedback we've had since the release of XR and we hope that the new game will appeal both to those who enjoy XR and to those who preferred the previous series. That's what we mean by working "towards" a more X4-like game.
Admittedly, any assertions about plans beyond XR2 is pure speculation but given the current stated intentions and past experience with the progression of the X-Trilogy what I have stated is more than a reasonable assertion.
Wow man, this is really good news from CBJ, I love you Egosoft.