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3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion AVAILABLE NOW

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 10:00
by Gregory
*Update March 31st, 2020*
With the biggest update since the release of X4: Foundations, EGOSOFT extends its current title with the new storyline "A lever to move the world", introducing diplomatic missions.<In addition to a new unlockable game start and three new, stand-alone tutorial scenarios to welcome new pilots to the X universe, X4: Foundations players will also benefit from numerous new gameplay elements with the 3.0 Update. X4: Foundations will also receive French voice recordings for the first time. The complete change log for the 3.0 Update includes more than 400 individual entries covering new features, weapons, sectors, improved gameplay elements, an upgraded user interface experience and many fixes. The full list is available in the forums.

Launch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88CFQaqs-xA

• X4: Split Vendetta on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1133 ... _Vendetta/
• X4: Split Vendetta on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/x4_split_vendetta
• X4: Foundations on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/3921 ... undations/
• X4: Foundations on Steam: https://www.gog.com/game/x4_foundations

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We will significantly enlarge our current title X4: Foundations at the end of the month. Both the free 3.0 Update to X4: Foundations and its first expansion, X4: Split Vendetta, will be released on March 31st, 2020, giving space game enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to newly discover or revisit the biggest space sandbox this side of the galaxy!

Main Features:
  • New storyline, introducing diplomatic missions: "A lever to move the worlds"
  • New systems to discover, experience and conquer
  • Added French voice recordings
  • 3 new stand-alone tutorial scenarios including a flight school
  • New ships: Paranid Ares heavy fighter, Xenon T scout, Teladi Cormorant transporter
  • New unlockable game start
  • Virtual seminars and quicker skill progression for crew training
  • Individual and group crew transfer
  • Configurable alert system
  • Ability to dock using a spacesuit
  • Policing options for player-owned space
  • Several new weapons
  • Improved graphics engine
  • Improved sound effects
  • Improvements to menus including Map, Encyclopedia, Logical Station overview and Logbook
  • More control over drones and turrets
  • Alternative steering methods including head tracking systems and X3 retro mode
  • Oxygen display when player is in spacesuit
  • Search facility for Logbook
X4: Split Vendetta
X4: Split Vendetta is the next chapter in the X4: Foundations story. This is the first big expansion for X4: Foundations, which was released in November 2018 on PC. The expansion greatly increases the size of the universe and introduces two new Split family clans along with their economy, new ships, weapons and station modules. Along with Update 3.0 to X4: Foundations, the X4: Split Vendetta expansion brings exciting new missions and adventures to the game. New game-starts allow an even more varied experience in the biggest sandbox this side of the galaxy! TRADE with the Split families or FIGHT against them; BUILD your own station designs based on the new modules, and THINK carefully on your path through the new diplomatic missions. X4: Split Vendetta will be released on March 31st, 2020 ($14.99 / £12.49 / €14.99) and is the first of two expansions that will be automatically available to owners of the X4: Foundations Collector's Edition.

Main Features:
  • New story missions and adventures with two new Split family clans
  • Massive expansion of the universe
  • Exciting new Split weapon technology
  • Many new ships
  • Lots of new station modules
Thanks for your continuous support!

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 10:22
by Gavrushka
Brilliant news!

I hope the Split bring a few Xenon with them, because I've broken mine...

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 10:31
by mr.WHO
"Exciting new Split weapon technology" - more weapons? Yay!

Was still hoping for HQ relocation :(

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 10:52
by Priser
:o :o :o wow endlich.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:08
by CBJ
mr.WHO wrote:
Tue, 17. Mar 20, 10:31
Was still hoping for HQ relocation :(
Unfortunately that didn't make it for 3.0. We do still hope to work on it for a later update some time after 3.0, though.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:10
by BigBANGtheory
this is sounding like a really good mix of polish, features and new content April will be X4 month :)

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:48
by Matthew94
I'm still debating whether to make a new file or use one of my two "completed" saves.

If the update/DLC really does give us a new way to use our empires, I might just continue my game and jump straight into the action.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:55
by Skeeter
Long as theres a plot with the story missions id be happy as thats all i want to do in x4 tbh i dont wana sandbox play just do a nice narrative plot to do then maybe continue in freeplay after the plots over. Hopefully a good 10+ hrs worth at least with interesting npc characters that talk to me during the missions like x2.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 12:33
by SumUser
Same day beta Mount&Blade Bannerlord releases... Game I've been waiting years for... Going to be playing X4 instead. Keep up the good work EgoSoft. X4 is already an excellent game and it keeps getting better!

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 13:59
by spacecoyote99
Can't wait! Congrats Egosoft! New ships and content will breathe new life into the game.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 14:14
by mr.WHO
Matthew94 wrote:
Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:48
I'm still debating whether to make a new file or use one of my two "completed" saves.

If the update/DLC really does give us a new way to use our empires, I might just continue my game and jump straight into the action.
Cosidering how much time it takes to build self sufficient ship production complex I gave up on starting new game - I'll follow with my game save that I still continue since 1.0.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 14:40
by chris.256
with the new ships for Spilt Vendette will they be all Split or other Factions as well?

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 15:00
by surferx
mr.WHO wrote:
Tue, 17. Mar 20, 14:14
Matthew94 wrote:
Tue, 17. Mar 20, 11:48
I'm still debating whether to make a new file or use one of my two "completed" saves.

If the update/DLC really does give us a new way to use our empires, I might just continue my game and jump straight into the action.
Cosidering how much time it takes to build self sufficient ship production complex I gave up on starting new game - I'll follow with my game save that I still continue since 1.0.
New game start. :D I love the X series because it requires some expense of time. Of that I have plenty, so IMO I'm just getting more entertainment for my money.
This expansion has been long awaited. I know Egosoft has been working hard to accomplish this. I hope it is worth the wait.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 15:15
by Cyron43
I hope the new ship engine sound bugs (I think it's not supposed to be that way) will be fixed which were introduced in 3.0 Beta 8.

Re: 3.0 Update and X4: Split Vendetta expansion to be released on March 31st, 2020

Posted: Tue, 17. Mar 20, 15:55
by Alan Phipps
Please don't discuss beta issues in the release announcement thread. (I had a quick look for your beta forum report of the issue but couldn't find one. Maybe add your report to this?)