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By on August 8, 2013 3:53:18 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums External Link

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For a while, the latest X game was thought to be vaporware. In the last 24 hours, Egosoft has dropped 3 new vids of the game. Fellas, it's time to upgrade your rigs to handle this sexy eye porn candy...

 

 

 

****New Video****

 

Through Steam....

Available: November 15th, 2013

This game will unlock in approximately 3 months, 2 weeks, and 17 hours

 

 System Requirements


Minimum:
       

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Vista SP2 (64-bit), XP SP3 (64-bit) 
    • Processor: Intel i-Series at 2GHz or AMD equivalent 
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM 
    • Graphics: NVidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better 
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c 
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space 
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card 
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.
Recommended:
       

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) 
    • Processor: Intel i5 (Quad) or i7 at 2.5GHz or AMD equivalent 
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
    • Graphics: NVidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better 
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c 
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space 
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card 
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.
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August 8, 2013 4:12:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What's this, an X game with a passable UI?! Don't believe it until released.

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August 8, 2013 4:47:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am going to enjoy this immensely.

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August 8, 2013 4:54:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well this game just got my attention. Thanks for the videos. 

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August 8, 2013 5:10:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

wow...but, does anyone think the graphics of the FPS moving are badly done?

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August 8, 2013 7:35:27 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I would like to get this game, but it appears to be steam only. I don't like steam.

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August 9, 2013 5:10:18 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

well there we go for brad and the 64bit migration.

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August 9, 2013 6:02:07 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Now you can have a Universe Out of Memory error.

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August 10, 2013 1:44:38 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I personally don't like the direction Rebirth is going. Back to controlling only one ship (albion skunk), and drones are supposed to compensate for role types. I liked the way The Threat, Reunion, TC, and AP allowed you to take control of almost any ship in the game. Being trapped in only one ship seems too restrictive. Sure the eye candy is pretty, but Eye Candy wont compensate for crappy game play if this is the case.

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August 10, 2013 7:54:10 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

It looks to me like you can drone fly any smaller ship, and park your ass on any bigger ship.  If parking means you can waltz up to the bridge and take command, walla.

 

I've never had a wish to fly the trade ships, or the battleships.  Have them, hell yes, but not pilot them myself.  I'm more curiously worried as to the changes this means for combat than the changes it means to which ships you can fly.  A great deal of the income from combat was because "pilots" either dropped cargo or bailed ass first into space to keep from dying.  Efficient capping was a skill on it's own.

 

If all the shit below yours is piloted by a drone, why would the drone surrender it's ship to avoid dying?  If it's not, how would a pilot bail on a "ship" and turn it over as a "drone" to you?  If the ol' boy has a retrieval system for cleaning up after battle that takes care of bringing the captured "ships" onboard, or if they're "drones" then maybe the right damage knocks out the computer and lets you scoop up a quick repair job.  There are solutions to my issues, and it seems crazy that they'd nuke such an integral part of the game.

 

If they have, it's a lot more realistic than the fleet commander hopping out of his battleship to ride stick in an m5.  Quite possibly a major improvement.

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August 11, 2013 6:47:40 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

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August 11, 2013 1:44:40 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I usually fly M6, or sometimes an M7. Then just give orders to all of my other ships. I agree i wouldn't really want to "fly" a battleship. However, If you can be on a capital ship bridge giving orders, or be a fleet commander in a CIC. Then that is a redeeming quality. My worry is being stuck flying only one ship throughout the entire game like in Beyond the Frontier. The games since The Threat had a great range of freedom of what you can do. Though most probably didnt do it all. Just knowing you can if you want to was enough.

On another note.. If the features in the videos are done right this game can be so "Full of Win"!

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August 20, 2013 6:17:06 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

19.Aug.13


X Rebirth - Available for pre-order NOW!
 
X Rebirth is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and the Egosoft Shop

The game is available as:
  • Digital only edition (Steam Key)
  • Box edition (German only)
  • Collector's Edition (English & German)
All editions will require online activation through Steam.
No persistent online connection is required to play.


10% pre-purchase discount
As a special treat, both, Steam and Egosoft are offering a 10% pre-purchase discount for the digital version.
An additional bonus for all those ordering the digital version (Steam Key) directly from Egosoft: you will be able to download the X Rebirth Soundtrack immediately after purchase!

Can't wait? Go here to make your purchase: 
X Rebirth on the Egosoft Online Shop
X Rebirth on Steam

X Rebirth receptions
 


  


Collector's Edition
The X Rebirth Collector's Edition will come with the game on DVD, the soundtrack on Audio CD, a Video DVD with developer videos and trailers and some more exciting bonus content which will be revealed soon.
Price: 64.99 EUR*

Box Edition
This edition is only available in German (box and manual) and will contain the game and the soundtrack on Audio CD.
Price: 49.99 EUR*

Digital only edition (Steam Key)
You will receive a STEAM activation key and instructions and can enter the key now to preload the game in November prior to activation on November 15th.
If you buy directly from Egosoft you will additionally get information on how to download the X Rebirth soundtrack right NOW.
The Egosoft Shop offers two versions of this edition due to tax reasons. A worldwide edition which can be activated anywhere and an "outside Europe only" edition that, as the name suggests, can only be activated outside of Europe.
Price: 49.99 EUR* (44.99 EUR* during pre-purchase offer)

*price may vary depending on purchase location due to different taxation


BUY NOW
X Rebirth on the Egosoft Online Shop
X Rebirth on Steam
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August 22, 2013 5:42:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I guess I'll wait for the english collectors edition to pop up. 

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August 24, 2013 4:01:45 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I've been playing the other x games and this one looks just great.

 

I've just bought a new machine and I can't wait to play it. It's going to be so cool.

I too was a bit surprised with the having one ship, but i think all the rest outweigh this.

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September 17, 2013 12:40:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sorry for the poor copy and paste-

 

list price: $49.99
total savings: $12.49
coupon code:
for $12.49 off
Green Man Gaming:$37.50 w/ Coupon
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September 17, 2013 6:21:45 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Disclaimer: I don't wish to be a wet blanket and I am looking forward to this game as much as the rest of you.

Wait a couple weeks/months check Green Man/Amazon/Steam and it will be on sale for 1/2 price or less.  And you will have the benefit of the reviews to help you make an informed decision.  And you will miss any post release patch nonsense.  

 

The only game I buy sight unseen is Sins and Sins DLC.  And I've never been disappointed.  

For those of you who disagree; I respect your opinion but I have only three words for you: Legends of Pegasus.

 

backs out of the room slowly (to play more SOA2)...  

 

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September 17, 2013 7:13:25 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'm waiting for after release too, but that's because my internet is shit and downloading the many gigs this game will be would take a couple weeks.   I wont have any time to play till the week after it anyway.

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September 22, 2013 9:44:47 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

New 14 minute demo showcasing X-Rebirth....

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October 7, 2013 2:00:29 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

X Rebirth. Trading and Mining....

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November 14, 2013 11:00:50 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

The last trailer before tomorrow's launch of X Rebirth... 

 

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November 14, 2013 11:05:54 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

 
I may have to give up my rule of not buying a game at release time. FRACK 

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November 15, 2013 6:27:23 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting myfist0,

 
I may have to give up my rule of not buying a game at release time. FRACK 

And that is a smart rule because today 1 in 20 games comes out bug free. Always smarter to buy it after someone else beta tests the "release" version.

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November 15, 2013 9:08:28 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Anyone playing it launch day?  Any initial impressions?  

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November 15, 2013 11:21:12 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

It's... disappointing. You can't give direct orders to your owned ships, the graphics are nice but unoptimized and unequal (characters are plain ugly), some gameplay decisions, such as forcing you to walk in stations again and again, are really questionable. Also, BUGS BUGS BUGS BUGS BUGS !!!!

The campaign is basically unplayable right now unless you're lucky (your trading ship often won't pick up the mission wares).

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November 15, 2013 11:34:58 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Werewindlefr,

It's... disappointing. You can't give direct orders to your owned ships, the graphics are nice but unoptimized and unequal (characters are plain ugly), some gameplay decisions, such as forcing you to walk in stations again and again, are really questionable. Also, BUGS BUGS BUGS BUGS BUGS !!!!

The campaign is basically unplayable right now unless you're lucky (your trading ship often won't pick up the mission wares).

That's unfortunate, but mirrors what I've seen around the internet.  Sounds like a typical X launch.  I'll give it a few months then.  

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