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X4-Information from Gamescom

Post by Tamina » Tue, 21. Aug 18, 23:03

Egosoft has revealed a new promotional video about X4 Foundations to the press at Gamescom. So far only German press has been discovered reporting about X4.
For anyone interested in some new visual impressions, the promotional video can be found here:
YouTube | X4 Foundations Promotional Video | Gamestar
Video is in German.

And here is a short translated summary:

> (G)UI:
- Nearly every ship can be flown personally
- Fly directly or command from your map on the bridge
- Seamless
- 3D map system
- Mouse, Gamepad, HOTAS
- Newtonian flight behaviour can be enabled
- Controls can optimally adapt to different ships flight behaviour

> Story:
- Many "procedural adapting" stories (see dynamic universe)
- Happens after the other X games
- No single "main" story
- One of the stories is about getting your HQ
- Lots of lore

> Universe:
- Economy, universe structure and political alliances are completely dynamic
- Includes Argons, Teladi, two rival Paranid empires, Pirate factions and Xenon
- Races are divided into different factions
- DLCs are going to add more more races later (planned within one year after release)
- You can play as pirate
- "X4 is the space simulation with the most possibilities"

> Exploring/Mining:
- Every ship can be equipped and commanded to mine
- Special mining ships available
- Lots of procedural as well as non-procedural locations can be found
- Spacesuit can be used to explore mysterious station- and asteroid-complexes
- Spacesuit can be upgraded like ships to sabotage or spy

> Release/Price:
- 2018
- Specific date and price will be announced Soon™
- Release still takes a few months²

> Ships:
- 4-5 crew members wander around S ships, more on bigger ships.²


With Best Regards

*2: German Article | Golem
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Post by Eggy_SE1 » Tue, 21. Aug 18, 23:07

> Release/Price:
- TBA Soon™

oh please your killing me, I want to know when i can jump in and experience the next step!!!!!

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Post by repatomonor » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:04

Now, that's a game done right, I can already tell.
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Post by MegaJohnny » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:18

Thanks very much for the translation, Tamina! Everything sounds great.

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Post by Skeeter » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:19

No main story, hmm not sure I'm interested then as that's all I want to do in the game.

Also you say fly nearly every ship? I'm sure egosoft was saying you can fly any ship in its feature list.

Wonder why u need a special mining ship for if u can do it from say a m3 with cargo expanded through upgrades then surely that's all u need. The only special ship should just be one that can mine multiple close range asteroids at once and have a massive cargo space and be a huge cap ship. That, or a hauler that has extra cargo space to store while u mine so u don't have to do small runs and can just and mine then take it to hauler sat near u to deposit the stuff then when full hop in hauler to sell or store on a station.
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Post by repatomonor » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:34

Skeeter wrote:No main story, hmm not sure I'm interested then as that's all I want to do in the game.
There is/are main stories, just not limited to a single character. X3TC and X3AP had a similar story setup.
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Post by Observe » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:36

Skeeter wrote:No main story, hmm not sure I'm interested then as that's all I want to do in the game.
I wouldn't let that stop you from playing X4. No doubt, there will be plenty of missions if that is how you prefer to play. Missions are stories if you will. Besides, the best story is the one you make up in your head, as you explore the game world! Also, I expect there will be some sort of tutorial missions to help with learning the game. :)

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Post by Skeeter » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 00:45

Well I'll see as it develops. And about making stories in Ur head or on Ur own yeah I'm not one of those types lol if I buy a game I expect to have it done for me so I can play it lol. I liked the big docking space in the teladi station at start and cool scanning device or shield on the door thing. I really enjoyed that red destroyer type ship but why oh why is it moving when it's got all that gun coverage. Stay still lol. I'm really not a fan of lens flare and when that red ship blows up oh my that lens flare totally let the effect down. Others may like that I don't is all I'm saying kinda like how JJ overused it in startrek and everyone complained well.. lol.

Hopefully Bernd can apply a English dub on the video one day as I Wana know what he's saying.

Ty to the OP for the news and link and summary. ;)

It's coming along great just a few nagging threads pulling me not to get it, hopefully come release day they have been addressed or reduced.
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Post by Tamina » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 01:34

Skeeter wrote:Also you say fly nearly every ship? I'm sure egosoft was saying you can fly any ship in its feature list.
That is what he literally said "[...] something a lot of people have missed in X Rebirth. Yes, you can pilot nearly every ship, personally. From small fighters with a two-man crew to big carriers carrying an entire fleet [...]".
I guess he is excluding Xenon ships and/or story related "special" ships. It takes a lot of man power to model the interieur after all.

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Post by Slashman » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 01:41

Man I'm seriously excited. It has everything I personally want and I hope it is as good as I think it will be.
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Post by TonyEvans » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 02:36

Eggy_SE1 wrote:> Release/Price:
- TBA Soon™

oh please your killing me, I want to know when i can jump in and experience the next step!!!!!

Right there with you.

I clicked the thread MOST excited for that particular piece of information.

The release date of the release date has been the single greatest item of anticipation this year for me.

Once I've got that, I have something to look forward to. It's killing me to keep having to check the Steam Page and ES forums and not seeing a fixed date every day

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Re: X4-Information from Gamescom

Post by TonyEvans » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 02:39

Tamina wrote:> Exploring/Mining:
- Every ship can be equipped and commanded to mine
- Special mining ships available
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To me, this says that they might do away with class storage (Liquid, bulk, cargo, etc) and all/most ships are going to have more universal storages. I really hope so, but I also hope it is still set up to require diverse trading fleets.

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Post by Cerulius » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 04:59

Yeah thanks for the translation. Not a lot of new nuggets there, but the visuals are very appreciated. Can't wait to play

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Re: X4-Information from Gamescom

Post by Morkonan » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 06:15

Tamina wrote:...- Newtonian flight behaviour can be enabled..
I assume that's only for the player's ship? (AI has notorious issues with true Newtonian and it's usually too much overhead to bother with it for AI ships)
> Release/Price:
- 2018 | TBA Soon™ ..
Uh... "2018 Soon" or "TBA Soon™ like "It will be released just before you get a rebate in the mail for your purchase of "Battlecruiser 3000" in the form of a check personally signed by "He Who Shall Not Be Named" and a coupon for one free Coca-Cola vending machine" Soon™?

Will it be out before "Mount & Blade: Bannerlord?" Asking the important questions, here...

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Post by Commander_K » Wed, 22. Aug 18, 08:41

TBA soon. But they also stated recently that X4 is still planned to release in 2018.

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