X4: Foundations

X4: foundations, the long awaited sequel in the successful X series, brings our most sophisticated universe SIMULATION ever. Fly every ship, EXPLORE space or manage an empire, Trade, fight, build and THINK carefully, while you embark on an epic journey.
X4: Foundations
Release date: 30 November 2018
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Developer: Egosoft
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Website: https://www.egosoft.com/games/x4/info_en.php
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X4 is a

living, breathing space sandbox

running entirely on your PC. Thousands of ships and stations trade, mine and produce, all realistically simulated. In this universe, you can grow from being the lone pilot of a fighter ship, to managing a vast empire, commanding your fleets and designing colossal space stations. Transition seamlessly from first-person action, boarding ships and visiting their bridges, to an expansive strategy and management simulation. Choose your own path at your own pace. The decisions are yours. Trade - Fight - Build - Think.

Start your journey

In X4, you can start your journey from

a number of different gamestarts

and as a number of different characters, each with their own role, set of relationships and different ships and technologies to start with. No matter how you start, you are always

free to develop in any other direction

. Focus on exploration, make money with illegal trading and theft, command large battle fleets or become the greatest entrepreneur ever. It's all up to

you

to decide.

Fly every ship

X4 allows you to

fly all ships personally

. From small scouts over a wide range of ship classes up to the biggest carrier, everything can be piloted from the cockpit or an external view. A big focus in the development of X4 has been to achieve a

seamless and immersive experience when moving between ships

. You can leave a ship, climb down a ladder, walk over the dock of a large space station into another ship you may have parked there and replace the pilot that was working for you just by clicking on his chair.

Build space stations and upgrade your ships

Building space stations and factories has always been a foundation of the X games. After gaining enough money through fighting or trading, most players want to

establish their own economy

and

start influencing the universe on a larger scale

. In X4, it is now possible to be completely

free and creative

. Stations can be constructed from a variety of modules, be it production modules, living sections, docks or many other types of parts. The

powerful new map system

allows you to drag and connect modules using a connection system to design your own unique creations. Ships also offer a variety of upgrades. Engines, weapons and other equipment can be added in a graphical editor and actually seen on the ship.

Experience the most dynamic X universe ever

X4 is the first X game to allow our races and factions to

freely build and expand their empires

, the same flexibility the player enjoys in creatively designing space stations from modular building blocks is also available to them. Races expand their empire based on supply and demand, which leads to an extremely dynamic universe where every action the player makes can

influence the course of the entire universe

Manage your empire with a powerful map

Once you have more ships and many NPCs working for you as pilots, crew or station managers, the map will be your preferred method of managing it all. Ships can be ordered with simple clicks and through drag-and-drop operations to set their future path and commands. Graphically plan your trade routes, coordinate attacks with your entire fleet, manage the hierarchy or send ships on remote exploration missions.

Dive into the most detailed X economy ever

One of the key selling points of X games has always been the

realistic, simulated economy

. Wares produced by hundreds of stations and transported by thousands of ships are actually traded by NPCs and prices develop based on this simulated economy. This is the foundation of our living and breathing universe. Now with X4, we have taken another, massive step. For the first time in any X game,

all parts of the NPC economy are manufactured from resources

. Ships, weapons, upgrades, ammo and even stations. You name it. Everything comes out of the simulated economy.

Research and teleport

The seamless change from ship to ship and from NPCs controlling your empire for you continues on a higher level. Once you own a larger fleet, you will be very interested in researching a technology from your HQ:

Teleportation

. Once you've unlocked teleportation, you can jump from ship to ship a lot quicker and experience all the critical situations your NPCs encounter first hand. Every order you have given to a ship before turns into a mission objective when you pilot the ship yourself. The moment you leave again, your pilot takes the helm and continues with their previous orders.
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System requirements:
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 3.3GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780/970 or AMD equivalent (Vulkan support required)
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD equivalent (Vulkan support required)
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
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