The Sounds of X4: Cradle of Humanity
Last week we introduced you to the new launch trailer for X4: Cradle of Humanity. Many comments that we received about the trailer focused on the fantastic music that accompanies it. To further whet your appetite for the new soundtrack to X4: Cradle of Humanity, we are unveiling another preview of it today.
Since 2003, the soundtracks and sound design of our X series games have been in the safe hands of Alexei Zakharov, a familiar name to many of you. With X4: Cradle of Humanity, Alexei has outdone himself once again, delivering a soundtrack that is even more melodic than previous X soundscapes. Choral vocals and Nordic motifs accompany you on your journey through X4: Cradle of Humanity’s new systems.
The teaser below gives you another taste of the expansion's soundtrack:
>> X4: Cradle of Humanity - Soundtrack Preview <<
The soundtrack for X4: Cradle of Humanity is part of the Collector's Edition of X4: Foundations. Those who already own, or buy, the Collector's Edition will automatically receive access to the soundtrack on Steam and GOG with the release on March 16th, 2021. Alternatively, the soundtrack can be purchased separately.
The soundtrack will also be available on the usual streaming and music platforms, including Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and so on. Please note that we have no direct influence over the release process on these platforms, so it is possible that the soundtrack may not be available immediately on all of them on March 16th. Keep an eye open to make sure you don't miss anything.
If you can't get enough of Alexei's phenomenal work, we recommend our X Universe - Soundtrack Collection bundle.
Relax and escape into Alexei's universe of sound!
*Update February 18th, 2021
Egosoft CEO Bernd Lehahn to guest on Captain Collins livestream on February 25th
If you've been looking for videos about X4: Foundations on YouTube over the past nine months, you'll have no doubt come across Captain Collins' channel. During this time, the content creator has published a number of helpful YouTube videos about the game, and inspired his live viewers through regular livestreams on Twitch.
In a special broadcast, Egosoft CEO and founder Bernd Lehahn will attend the Captain Collins livestream on February 25, 2021 (4pm CET / 3pm GMT / 10am EST / 7am PST).
Among other things, the conversation will cover the current status of X4: Foundations and the soon to be released 4.00 update, as well as the new expansion X4: Cradle of Humanity. Captain Collins will also incorporate a few questions from the live chat.
The livestream will take place on Captain Collins' Twitch channel (twitch.tv/CaptainCollins), and will also be hosted on our own channel (twitch.tv/egosoftofficial).
We are looking forward to your participation!
*Update February 11th, 2021
X4: Cradle of Humanity and 4.00 Update to be released on March 16, 2021
We are pleased to announce that both the X4: Cradle of Humanity expansion and the extensive 4.00 update for X4: Foundations will be released on March 16, 2021.
A few months have passed since the announcement of X4: Cradle of Humanity at gamescom 2020, and the start of the beta phase for the 4.00 update of X4: Foundations. Thanks to the great efforts of the team, who have been working from home for almost a year, we can now usher in the next chapter of our space simulation X4: Foundations.
This major 4.00 update, which will be available to all owners of the game upon release, enhances X4: Foundations in numerous ways, including completely new gameplay features and extensive technical improvements. Insights into some of these exciting new features, such as volumetric fog, the new terraforming end-game activity, and new ways to manage hostilities, have already been given. In the weeks leading up to the 4.00 release, we will reveal further new aspects, in detail, through news articles, videos and livestreams. Rest assured that the 4.00 update will be as attractive to new players as it will be to X4 experts.
If you want to have a closer look at the changes already being tested, you can find the change log for the current 4.00 beta version on our forum.
X4: Cradle of Humanity - The next chapter of X4
X4: Cradle of Humanity is the second expansion for X4: Foundations and will bring the X series back to Earth. It significantly increases the size of the game universe with new sectors, and welcomes two Terran factions along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations. New game-starts bring players closer to the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, and offer alternative perspectives on events in the history of X4: Foundations.
Make sure you add X4: Cradle of Humanity to your wishlist today, and get ready to explore on March 16, 2021!
*Update November 30th, 2020*
Fresh from the shipyard: unveiling a new battleship
To celebrate today's second anniversary of X4: Foundations, we’re drawing back the curtain on a brand-new XL sized battleship that will be deployed for the first time in X4: Cradle of Humanity.
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This beast of sheer firepower is one of the most heavily armed ships to be found so far in the X4 universe. Its ability to take on large targets is second to none. However, can it be undermined by a fleet of small ships?
Find out in the first quarter of 2021 when X4: Cradle of Humanity, the second expansion for X4: Foundations, will be released.
Whilst the name for this majestic piece of technology is being kept firmly under-wraps for now, take a guess at what we have christened this new battleship!
X4: Cradle of Humanity - The next chapter of X4 awaits you in the new year!
As announced at the beginning of October, the final release of the 4.00 update and the new X4: Cradle of Humanity expansion, has been postponed to the first quarter of 2021.
X4: Cradle of Humanity is the second expansion for X4: Foundations and will bring the X series back to Earth. It significantly expands the game universe with new sectors and welcomes two Terran factions along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations. New game-starts bring players closer to the identity and political stance of the Terran factions and offer alternative perspectives on events in the history of X4: Foundations.
You can already add X4: Cradle of Humanity to your wish lists on Steam and GOG. Owners of the X4: Foundations Collector's Edition will automatically find the second expansion in their game library when it is released.
*Update November 11th, 2020*
A new look for an old classic
This classic fighter was first deployed in X3: Terran Conflict. Its design has recently been polished up and refreshed for its glorious return in X4: Cradle of Humanity, the second expansion for X4: Foundations, to be released in the first quarter of 2021.
But do you remember this ship's name?
X4: Cradle of Humanity is the second expansion for X4: Foundations and will be released for PC (Steam || GOG) in the first quarter of 2021. We'll have more to share in the following weeks, including long awaited news on the public beta of the 4.0 update for X4: Foundations. Keep an eye on our news section to not miss a thing.
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*Update October 7th, 2020*
New release window for X4: Cradle of Humanity // First look at a new ship
More than a month has passed since we unveiled the next expansion for X4: Foundations at gamescom 2020. X4: Cradle of Humanity brings the X series back to Earth and expands the game's universe with new sectors and two Terran factions, including their economies, ships, weapons and stations. The expansion tells new stories and introduces the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, as well as giving an alternative perspective on existing story developments in X4: Foundations.
New release window – Q1 2021
We start with the not-so-good news. Although only about six weeks have passed since our unveiling of X4: Cradle of Humanity, it has become clear during that time that our originally announced goal of a release by the end of 2020 will not be achievable.
We are currently aiming for a release of X4: Cradle of Humanity in the first quarter of 2021. We apologize for this delay, but we are absolutely sure that this decision will be good for the expansion, and will improve the quality of X4: Cradle of Humanity to meet both your and our own expectations. We will, of course, keep you informed about the further development progress of X4: Cradle of Humanity and will provide you with further insights in the coming weeks.
A new ship - but whose is it?
To keep you excited for X4: Cradle of Humanity in spite of the postponement, we have decided to show you one of the new ships that will find its way into the game through the expansion.
>> Screenshot 1 <<
>> Screenshot 2 <<
Unusual, isn't it? We don't want to give too much away at this point - but you may already have an idea who this ship might belong to? We are looking forward to reading your theories in the forums, on Reddit or on our social media channels.
3.30 stability patch on the way
A new patch for the current 3.30 version of X4: Foundations will be available for download very soon. This is purely a stability patch, which means that it does not include any gameplay changes or new features. "3.30 Hotfix 1", as the patch is officially called, fixes, among other things, a display corruption experienced by players with AMD Radeon™ RX 5600 XT graphics cards with the Glow option enabled. This patch will go through a short Public Beta period before full release, and you are all invited to take part! Visit bit.ly/x4foundationsbeta for details on how to do so.
New merchandise now available
We have added two new merch items to our shop at bit.ly/x-merch in the past few weeks. In addition to our previously available Split and Teladi designs, you’ll now find a neutral motif with the X4: Foundations logo for t-shirts and hoodies. A cap with the X4 logo on the front is also new, and you can choose from eight different colors! Have a look at bit.ly/x-merch to see if there is something for you.
*Update August 30th, 2020
EGOSOFT unveils the next chapter in its long-standing space simulation franchise. X4: Cradle of Humanity is the second expansion for the latest game in the series, X4: Foundations, which was released for PC in November 2018.
The teaser trailer for X4: Cradle of Humanity will premiere today at 23:45 CEST / 10:45pm BST / 5:45pm EDT / 2:45pm PDT during the gamescom studio live show, produced by IGN, over at www.youtube.com/IGN.
Later this year, X4: Cradle of Humanity will bring the X series back to Earth, significantly increasing the size of the game's universe with new sectors, and welcoming 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!
X4: Cradle of Humanity will be accompanied by the biggest free update to X4: Foundations yet. Update 4.0 will be made available to all owners of the base game and is set to further enhance X4: Foundations in a number of ways, including major new gameplay features (e.g. a new terraforming feature) and wide-ranging visual improvements (e.g. volumetric fog). Details of these, and on other new elements of the 4.0 update, will be disclosed at a later stage.
Join us for a livestream on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 7pm CEST / 6pm BST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT at www.twitch.tv/egosoftofficial to find out more about our plans for the future of X4: Foundations and X4: Cradle of Humanity.
X4: Cradle of Humanity is now listed on Steam and can be added to players' wish-lists. Alternatively, by purchasing the X4: Foundations Collector's Edition bundle, space adventurers can secure access to the expansion when it is released as well as benefitting from a discount over buying it separately.