Unveiling X3: Farnham's Legacy – a new chapter for an old favourite

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Unveiling X3: Farnham's Legacy – a new chapter for an old favourite

Post by CBJ » Wed, 31. Mar 21, 22:54

Almost ten years ago, with the release of X3: Albion Prelude, Egosoft decided to bring development of titles based on the long-running X3 game engine to an end. However, a dedicated group of players from our DevNet community had other ideas!
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The X3: Farnham's Legacy project kicked off in earnest in 2016 but, as with any community project, there were times when progress was faster than others. Five years on, and the team are now finally ready to show you their creation!

Set in the years after X3: Albion Prelude, as the chaos caused by the gate shutdown really takes hold, X3: Farnham's Legacy starts very differently to previous games in the X3 series. Trapped in an isolated area of space, you'll first need to make use of the new exploration features to find your way back to civilisation. Then, once you're there, you'll be able to use the new diplomacy options to help shape your relationships with the factions you find.

>> X3: Farnham's Legacy - Reveal Trailer <<

The new features don't end with the storyline, though. There are numerous other improvements, ranging from drone carriers, station-building services and an enhanced player headquarters, to a new ship browser and a hyperlinked encyclopedia. And of course, no new X3 game would be complete without new ships and stations!

X3: Farnham's Legacy will be released on May 4th, 2021. The best news of all, however, is that this new expansion will be FREE OF CHARGE to all owners of X3: Albion Prelude on Steam!

In the four weeks until the release, we will provide you with interviews of the team members to further fuel the anticipation. Please keep an eye on our usual news channels.

[updated April 6th, 2021]

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by cranium1 » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 11:09

:_(

Edit: Apparently, this is real! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by KrYcHokE » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 11:41

Lol

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by chew-ie » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 11:43


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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Y-llian » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 13:47

I hear that there will be something similar to pod racing. Can this be... planetary landings?!!
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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Axeface » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 14:51

Ooooh exciting!!!

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Old Drullo321 » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 16:18

I guess it isn't an april's fool joke because the post was made yesterday. Whatever it will be, I'm excited. One of the best things would be a scalable UI. I would even pay for.

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Bozz11 » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 18:38

x3 with x4 engine ? that would be a dream come true !!

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Post by Matthew94 » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 19:01

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by JoeVN09 » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 19:09

This was posted on April 1st everywhere east of Europe, but since you're a German company I'll consider this a very dirty trick if it turns out to be smoke. :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Axeface » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 22:43

You're killing me here egosoft, when will we hear more?

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by KrYcHokE » Thu, 1. Apr 21, 22:48

On next fools day.

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Zloth2 » Fri, 2. Apr 21, 00:14

Old Drullo321 wrote:
Thu, 1. Apr 21, 16:18
I guess it isn't an april's fool joke because the post was made yesterday.
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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Fulgrymm » Fri, 2. Apr 21, 07:56

If this is for real it'll certainly get me to spend some more hours on AP.

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by KrYcHokE » Fri, 2. Apr 21, 11:35

And how long this forum will be here? 🤔

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Y-llian » Fri, 2. Apr 21, 13:28

KrYcHokE wrote:
Fri, 2. Apr 21, 11:35
And how long this forum will be here? 🤔
I expect a while...

There are rumours circulating that you can only get the new expansion if you still own a 28K modem. Folk are flocking to stores asking, ‘what’s a modem?’ There’s been reports that store workers are going missing in basements trying to find dusty tomes such as Modems for Dummies.

Arguments, I hear, have broken out in shop queues as customers argue about what exactly this modem thing might be... There are many theories, including the most bizarre, that it dialled up the internet like a phone from the 1990s with strange sounds. Crazy talk...

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Axeface » Sun, 4. Apr 21, 23:17

So, many days have passed and this is still here with no update from egosoft. No way is this an april fools.
Its like torture, come on tell us more!

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Fulgrymm » Mon, 5. Apr 21, 03:48

Yeah guys, what's the dealio? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Re: NEWS: X3: Farnham's Legacy

Post by Fanchen » Mon, 5. Apr 21, 06:08

Every day after April 1st was either on a weekend or an official holiday in germany. Today (monday) is also an official holiday.

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