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X3: Albion Prelude Announced

X-Universe News - Edition 46 announces X3: Albion Prelude, a new game in EGOSOFT's X series of space combat game to be released on December 15. The new game is to bridge the gap between X3: Terran Conflict and the upcoming X Rebirth, which was announced as coming this year, but seems pretty obviously delayed based on this news. They offer some screenshots and this teaser trailer, and here is a bit on the game:

X3: Albion Prelude provides a welcome bridge from the X Universe we know and love to the X Universe that will be experienced in X Rebirth. This new adventure will also feature more than 30 new ships and stations. A new Stock Exchange feature will enable players to speculate in local markets in a bid to increase their wealth. With this will also come tools to monitor and analyse economic developments and progress. Users with high-end machines will also benefit from some improved graphical quality settings. It is important to note that X3: Albion Prelude will NOT feature savegame compatibility with X3: Terran Conflict.

For owners of the X Superbox, X3: Albion Prelude will be available as a free download on Steam, while for owners of X3: Terran Conflict it will be available at the 'add-on' price of 9.99. For players new to the series, X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude will be available for purchase as a bundle. Time your purchase right and you could enjoy substantial discounts in the Steam holiday sale too!

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35. Re: X3: Albion Prelude Announced Dec 9, 2011, 13:45 Slashman
 
You need to stop trying to compare Freelancer and X...they are completely different games. Freelancer isn't a space sim...it doesn't even let you use a flightstick.

Because Freelancer is something else...it HAS to rely on things like in-system chat and pre-canned formations etc. I'm not saying those are bad things, but they are not the core of what makes up X games.

X games are about setting your own goals and using the building blocks of the game to make them happen. They aren't RPGs, they aren't story-driven cinematic experiences.

In a very real sense...if they became too much of some of those things...they would lose some of the freedom they currently have.

If you want Freelancer...you can fire it up...but that's not a space sim. Window dressing is fine...but if all you have underneath is a shallow hole...it's not going to work as the type of games that X games are.

Also...there are wing formations in X3:TC...most people just don't bother using them.

Consider the fact that X games continue to thrive...while there hasn't been a Freelancer sequel...nor indeed another game attempting to recreate it. Maybe you're looking for something that Egosoft isn't trying to provide. But like I said...check the info for Rebirth...it looks a lot more promising...well for me anyway.

 
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