The reason X:R sold so many preorders was that the forums were filled with so much excitement (much generated by ES telling us how it was going to be TNBG (The Next Big Thing) that we were whipped to a frenzy of anticipation).DaMuncha wrote:I'm very happy that Egosoft are including the community in the development of X4. I know they want to make something exciting and unique, but they have to make a game for the audience that they are marketing to. Rebirth may have sold the most preoders than any X game but in my opinion Rebirth was a monumental failure. So I am pleased that Ego soft are including us in the development this time and listening to our feedback to make X4 the best it can be on release date.
And subsequently so let down it was clinically depressing.
X4 seems to be better, but if you go back to the old pre-XR forum you'll see you shouldn't get too carried away. Not until they release a demo or alpha and we can see how much like X3+ and not XR+ it is.