X4: Cradle of Humanity *UPDATE* New release window // First look at a new ship

This forum is the ideal place for all discussion relating to X4. You will also find additional information from developers here.

Moderator: Moderators for English X Forum

raUlo
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon, 16. Jun 14, 19:24
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by raUlo » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:38

hargn wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 14:23
raUlo wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 14:12
I think I would bet on the Yaki. And I would also go as far as to say that screenshot 5 from Steam is not Terran, for some reason it seems to look a bit different from the other small ships depicted in the other screenshots
You mean this screenshot ?
Yes it looks like X3's Yaki M5.
Yes indeed. It looks like a mixture between Terran small ships seen in other screenshots and X3 Paranid Pegasus.

One of the screenshots seems to be something simillar to the Aqueduct, that one also seems really weird like why would they post a picture of it? Perhaps it has something to do with the upcoming plot (AFAIK there's no explanation so far as to what the Aqueducts are and why they are spread randomly all over the universe)

User avatar
mr.WHO
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu, 12. Oct 06, 17:19
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:48

Gregory wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 10:06
two Terran factions to X4: Foundations, along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations. New game-starts will introduce the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, as well as giving an alternative perspective on existing story developments in X4: Foundations.

X4: Cradle of Humanity will also shed light on what has happened to Earth in the decades since the jump-gate shutdown. Furthermore, a certain pirate faction that is well known to fans of the series will be making a dramatic comeback!

USC perspective - shoot everything that fly through our gate.
ATF perspective - shoot everything beyond our gate.


About pirates this is strage as there are only two named pirate factions:
- Darkspace pirates - Terran pirates so they would count as 3rd Terran faction.
- Yaki pirates - accordign to lore they transformed into Beryl corporation so it would be kinda strange to resurface them, albeit Steam screenshots show fighters that could look like Yaki ships.
Last edited by mr.WHO on Thu, 27. Aug 20, 17:03, edited 1 time in total.

jlehtone
Posts: 17827
Joined: Sat, 23. Apr 05, 21:42
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by jlehtone » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:57

Gregory wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 10:06
X4: Cradle of Humanity will also shed light on what has happened to Earth in the decades since the jump-gate shutdown. Furthermore, a certain pirate faction that is well known to fans of the series will be making a dramatic comeback!
Preaching Goners? Agitated ATF? :P
Gregory wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 10:06
a new terraforming feature
My psychic powers* say that we can control Xenon ships and they will once again perform their original task. :roll:

Hey, Slartibartfast of Magrathea! Do you have any new designs?


*Disclaimer: I'm not a psychic.
Goner Pancake Protector X
Insanity included at no extra charge.
There is no Box. I am the sand.

Artean
Posts: 865
Joined: Tue, 14. Feb 06, 18:41
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Artean » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 17:21

Great news!

Terraforming?? That makes me VERY curious!
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." - D.N.A

Falcrack
Posts: 2762
Joined: Wed, 29. Jul 09, 00:46
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Falcrack » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:06

I wonder if the terraforming thing will be a gameplay mechanic separate from the plot, or if it will be tied to the plot like the "diplomacy" feature introduced with 3.0? I felt like the diplomacy option in 3.0, where you influenced diplomacy through plot choices, was too much "on rails" for my taste, that the options were too limited and not dynamic enough.

User avatar
mr.WHO
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu, 12. Oct 06, 17:19
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:08

For a Terran station, there is oddly too many Xenos on board:
https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/a ... 1598515434

Artean
Posts: 865
Joined: Tue, 14. Feb 06, 18:41
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Artean » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:14

Falcrack wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:06
I wonder if the terraforming thing will be a gameplay mechanic separate from the plot, or if it will be tied to the plot like the "diplomacy" feature introduced with 3.0? I felt like the diplomacy option in 3.0, where you influenced diplomacy through plot choices, was too much "on rails" for my taste, that the options were too limited and not dynamic enough.
I really hope it is a sandbox feature.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." - D.N.A

tomchk
Posts: 1139
Joined: Mon, 26. Jan 15, 20:55
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by tomchk » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:48

mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:08
For a Terran station, there is oddly too many Xenos on board:
https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/a ... 1598515434
Haha agreed. I also am hoping they can change some colors or at least one of the 2D designs on the docks so it's more believable that they're Terran. Nothing major, just some difference that doesn't make us wonder why they'd be so similar after the gate break. :)

Falcrack
Posts: 2762
Joined: Wed, 29. Jul 09, 00:46
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Falcrack » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:32

tomchk wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:48
mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:08
For a Terran station, there is oddly too many Xenos on board:
https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/a ... 1598515434
Haha agreed. I also am hoping they can change some colors or at least one of the 2D designs on the docks so it's more believable that they're Terran. Nothing major, just some difference that doesn't make us wonder why they'd be so similar after the gate break. :)
It would be nice if they had docks that differed from one race to the next, so they don't all look the same.

Alm888
Posts: 154
Joined: Sat, 14. Sep 19, 19:38
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Alm888 » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:43

Matthew94 wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 12:22
I'm liking the look of those stations. The white X3 Terran aesthetic is back.
Yes. White with blue stripes (just as I speculated half a year ago :D )
Matthew94 wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 12:22
I'm liking the look of those stations. The white X3 Terran aesthetic is back.
Yeah. It is nice to see Terran stations in a more "orderly" state. (In "X: Rebirth" they were mostly destroyed).
Also, it seems ES follows the "X: Rebirth" aesthetic more than X3, which is good, IMO. I am not a fan of X3 Terran stations: they looked basically like oversized cubes/cylinders.

Hope this time we are allowed to pilot Sucellus-class destroyers (or their successors), as I am interested in firing that "Insanely Huge Cannon" personally.
mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:33
- Terran theme docking pads (too much white for my taste):
https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/a ... 1598515434
mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 18:08
For a Terran station, there is oddly too many Xenos on board
Aww, come on! It is just a standard "Luxury" dock. We have these in-game now. No relation to Terrans.
mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:33
- This is even more confusing - looks like Yaki/Terran fighter hybrid - maybe second faction will not be ATF, but some kind of pro-Alien Terran faction?
raUlo wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 16:38
Yes indeed. It looks like a mixture between Terran small ships seen in other screenshots and X3 Paranid Pegasus.
I'm not sure, but wasn't some Paranid faction allied with Terrans prior to gates' shutdown (lore-wise) and had an expeditionary fleet stationed in the Sol system?

User avatar
mr.WHO
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu, 12. Oct 06, 17:19
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:55

Alm888 wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:43
Aww, come on! It is just a standard "Luxury" dock. We have these in-game now. No relation to Terrans.
I think Luxury dock has different floor tiles.
This looks like Terran version of Luxury dock.
Alm888 wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:43
Hope this time we are allowed to pilot Sucellus-class destroyers (or their successors), as I am interested in firing that "Insanely Huge Cannon" personally.
Fun fact is that Sucellus seems like spiritual origin of X4 Destroyer class - smaller than M2, armed with frontal main cannons and secondary turrets.

Alm888
Posts: 154
Joined: Sat, 14. Sep 19, 19:38
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Alm888 » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 20:19

mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 19:55
I think Luxury dock has different floor tiles.
This looks like Terran version of Luxury dock.
Really? I just have made a bunch of screenshots from v3.30. They look identical to me.
Spoiler
Show
Image
Image

User avatar
mr.WHO
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu, 12. Oct 06, 17:19
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 20:40

Damn, I haven't used luxury dock for ages (as it blinding white) and I was rather sure the floor tiles were not hexagonal.

Alm888
Posts: 154
Joined: Sat, 14. Sep 19, 19:38
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Alm888 » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 20:53

mr.WHO wrote:
Thu, 27. Aug 20, 20:40
Damn, I haven't used luxury dock for ages (as it blinding white) and I was rather sure the floor tiles were not hexagonal.
The question is: why is that screenshot there? If it is not the dock itself, that is new, than what? Some Terran NPC's (which I failed to spot)? Background? Some renewed scenery (like those giant megaphones)?

Shehriazad
Posts: 716
Joined: Wed, 5. Dec 18, 01:56
x4

Re: X4: Cradle of Humanity - Unveiling the next chapter of X4: Foundations

Post by Shehriazad » Thu, 27. Aug 20, 21:06

It's slowly but surely becoming very jarring.

I get that it's easier to just reuse interiors for all races n stuff...but for frikks sake Terrans have been SO detached from everyone else that this is just plain ridiculous.

Don't get me wrong I am still VERY much looking forward to the next DLC, but this issue of interiors looking all the same AND shipyards looking the same across ALL races will NEVER stop bugging me. (And for shipyards this would even be easy-ish to fix simply by attaching some stylized armor plates depending on the race to the exterior of the "base" shell. It'd make em all feel more fitting without having to redo it all)

Post Reply

Return to “X4: Foundations”