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Egosoft continue to polish up their ridiculously massive, incredibly ambitious and rather good looking space sim with the release of X4: Split Vendetta and the massive 3.0 free update.

For everyone in the free update there's new storyline, new mission types, French voice-over, new standalone tutorials, new shops, a configurable alert system, new weapons, improved graphics and a huge amount more. Meanwhile X4: Split Vendetta, the paid DLC, adds in a massive expansion to the universe amongst other things like the two new Split family clans.

Check out their impressive release trailer below:

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This is, without a doubt, the biggest update to the game yet and shows how completely committed Egosoft are to creating the best possible space game they can. Their effort is showing too, as X4: Foundations really has come a long way. I've spoken to quite a few people who are regular players of X4, since I only dabble in it here and there myself and they've all said along the same lines that it's a huge improvement.

It is an incredibly impressive game, even with the rough edges here and there. It often looks completely gorgeous too, and the action when you get into a fight is extremely intense during some of the bigger battles. Everything outside of that too with all the exploration, trading and more. It's just massive.

You can grab X4: Foundations and the DLC from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Patola 1 Apr
More important, all the game-breaking and performance bugs have been corrected, the game is deliciously fluid and reliable now, quests don't bug out, all game systems work and this is the very best native linux game to offer HOTAS support (a lot better than their previous games X: Rebirth, which was already good). This game is specially appealing to orphans of the X3 games which became disappointed with X: Rebirth, because you can pilot almost every ship in the game (not the Xenon because they're robotic). You can also spacewalk and land in stations by spacewalking, which is delightful. You can not (yet) directly control the turrets of your ships though.
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Ordered my HOTAS a few days ago.
Time to wait...
einherjar 1 Apr
I play X4 since Dec 19 and I like it a lot.
It gets better and better. One of the best native Linux games IMHO. I have not bought Vendetta yet. But the base game is great and on sale on Steam ;-)
I will buy Vendetta in the next days.
Shmerl 1 Apr
They have their own engine and are using Vulkan by the way.
Shmerl 2 Apr
It's an expansion with a major version update for the base game, which includes bug fixes and etc.
devland 2 Apr
Some people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?
gojul 2 Apr
I own all the X- games but not this one. Don't trust them anymore, but well, if I see more and more good reviews why not...
Patola 2 Apr
GuestWasn't the base game a buggy and somewhat incomplete mess? Already releasing dlc for it? tsk.

Still tho, I wonder what state it's in now compared to X3:AP...
It was. In november 30 2018, when it was launched. You apparently haven't been reading the news... Or my post telling the bugs have been fixed up above.
Wish the game supported VR
Patola 2 Apr
devlandSome people say that you need to be online and create an account in order to upgrade your ship. Is that still a thing?
That was never true. You can earn every prize through regular missions. Besides, Ventures is not really significant for the game (really, it isn't) and there is a mod for offline ventures that does everything the official online version does.

Last edited by Patola on 2 April 2020 at 7:50 am UTC
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