X4: Foundations release and giveaway!
The long wait is over and the acclaimed X series welcomes the latest addition to its ranks! X4: Foundation has been released and Alpha Orbital has a copy to give!
The base idea behind every single X game is freedom. Your own choices made inside a beautiful space sim sandbox that can take you anywhere between crunching rocks in an asteroid belt, shooting bad guys (or good guys!), helping other pilots in need (or being a nasty pirate?) all the way to owning your own space empire of fleets and stations, making you millions throughout the sector while you stand upon the bridge of your fleet capital ship basking in pride.
X4 returns bigger and stronger than any X game before with a heavy burden upon its shoulders carrying over the legacy of its predecessor's release. The game had a smooth launch with no major game braking issues and the bugs reported are already being worked on. Knowing Egosoft and the way they care for their games – We’re bound to get very frequent patches and quickfixes in the upcoming months following the release.
Now, I personally haven’t spent as much time as I’d like in X4 to write a review just yet – but from what I’ve seen, this just might be what everyone’s been asking for for years. Yes, of course there are some hiccup moments like bouncing around a station while requesting docking, but the overall experience really leaves a good feeling of a promising title with tons of already game ready features!
Things like flying basically every single ship ingame, the new and improved interface, the new full-screen map with valuable info about sector stations and ships flying by right at your fingertips, improved comms chatter that sprinkles more life into the breathing universe and whatever is going on around you, ship customization and various new UI elements that make X4 a real PC title that brings back the awesomsauce of space back where it belongs.
Win a copy of X4: Foundations!
Now, to kick off the holiday spirit right at the start of December – Alpha Orbital is giving away one Steam copy of X4: Foundations! With our friends over at Egosoft, we managed to get our Teladi profitable hands on a copy of the game ready to dock straight at your computer! All you have to do is leave a comment below of one of your space mischiefs or simply what are you looking forward to once you start your space empire career.
The winner will be chosen at random on December 8th!
Note: Emails left in the comment section will be used exclusively to contact and verify the lucky winner. No spam. No fake newsletters. Simple as that.
Update: The giveaway is closed. You can find the lucky winner here.
Jattier 07. December, 2018. at 22:57h
Itchy McScratch 07. December, 2018. at 15:05h
Space addict reporting for duty!
CJ Beever 06. December, 2018. at 18:30h
I never focus on a single branch - i try them all. Usually failing at them one at a time... but it's fun! happy holidays!
chris webster 05. December, 2018. at 18:49h
Can't wait for exploration I'm hoping is a huge universe
Ankh 04. December, 2018. at 16:50h
I will create a mining industry and colonize all the planets.
CMDR Lex Simmins 04. December, 2018. at 11:48h
I got X4 for myself, but since I've read about the possible co-op ventures someone dug up in the game code - i'd love to gift this to a friend so we can conquer the universe together
JpawJr 04. December, 2018. at 04:48h
I’ll just enslave everybody that worked for me before In stellaris
jeff 03. December, 2018. at 23:46h
i want to build a pirate empire.
Bring terror and enslave all people that dont hail me.
Daske 03. December, 2018. at 14:41h
Hopefully this is a worthy successor to the epic X3!
Roque A 03. December, 2018. at 12:50h
This game looks like it will consume so much of my time .... and I'm looking forward to every minute of it.
CMDR Stixy 03. December, 2018. at 12:41h
It's very simple. One can never have too much space (ships). My hangars are ready!
Joe 03. December, 2018. at 12:35h
I played a ridiculous amount of X3: TC and X3: AP - loved x3 to pieces, literally and figuratively. Can't wait to give X4 Foundations a spin. :D
Thierry 03. December, 2018. at 05:19h
I’m hearing a lot about this game and looking forward to try it. I hope I win a copy.
Tkdmaster 03. December, 2018. at 03:33h
any chance of a KICS profile for X4? I'm trying to make one myself, but man, soo much work and i'm not terribly fimiliar with all the sounds!
pilinga51 03. December, 2018. at 01:56h
i have never played a X game, i think this one is the right point to start
twoSIXtwo 02. December, 2018. at 21:35h
I am ashamed to say I have never played an X series game. I am therefore the perfect candidate for winning? Please!
Zeus 02. December, 2018. at 20:19h
I own every X except this one. Naturally, I have to have it!
ManganMan 02. December, 2018. at 16:57h
Primarily I'm waiting for price drop on Collectors Edition. Anything worth to wait for it?
Hyperion 02. December, 2018. at 16:42h
I definitely look forward to managing my own trading network of a steadily growing empire, aswell as exploring all the X Universe has to offer. This time hopefully within an even more living environment, with all the economy being dynamic, no ships spawning out of thin air, and even more dramatic consequences my actions will have on the universe! >:)
Jamie Treacher 02. December, 2018. at 13:47h
Haven't played an X game since The Threat. Keen to get lost in the X-Universe again and see what it's bustling denizens are up to!
Roche 02. December, 2018. at 12:20h
I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer, I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer, I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer, I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer, I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer, I Wake up, grind, build fleets, conquer repeat and repeat until I become the emperor of mankind :)
Nox 02. December, 2018. at 11:09h
Oooh early X-mass presents (see what i did there?)! As anyone, I'm looking forward to all the profitsssss just waiting to be made in the new universe
Gregorcina 02. December, 2018. at 10:28h
Have a carrier group with swarms of fighters patroling the universe! :O If that doesnt work out maybe I'll have a fleet of trading capital ships like the Mamoth
Dusty 02. December, 2018. at 02:48h
I have all the X-games from the series, except X4:F. Nothing more relaxing than coming home after a long day and firing up the mega-factory. Love the empire building aspects of the game best
Hoozer 02. December, 2018. at 00:13h
I'm looking forward to explore every tiny piece of space and come acrsoss some abandoned ships, like it was in X2 (or was it X3 or both? I can't remember!) or other stuff (if it would be like in Freelancer where there were places mentioned in discussions where you could find nice lost things, that would be also fine)!
Also I always liked the Khaak M3-ships with their beam-weapons a lot, so this would be my first Mission to get a ship that could pick-up a fight with a Khaak-M3 and hopefully capture it! ;-)
Kaldo 01. December, 2018. at 20:27h
The ultimate goal will be the same as in every other X game: find a desolate hostile place in the universe and make it my own, whether it's Xenon space or some other horrible location. It makes succeeding all the sweeter.
Schepy 01. December, 2018. at 19:47h
Slowly, but steadily to build economic empire. In other words to have all the money of this space world :)
Vivi 01. December, 2018. at 19:41h
A few simple words - New pC and pew, PeW, peW ... Pew pew PEW...
Backspace 01. December, 2018. at 18:53h
I always wanted to build my own trading Empire and i super enjoyed X3, so i am really looking forward to this one
CMDR Lenny Brooks 01. December, 2018. at 18:08h
The last X game I've played was X2 and I still have fond memories of it. Lately I've only been flying around Elite but I would gladly spread my pirate fleet around one additional universe
CALLmeSCOOBY 01. December, 2018. at 17:11h
C O N T E N T ... heheh
Nah i like to play and try all kind of games, andsince im a ED fan, this could be interesting!
Sonny101 01. December, 2018. at 16:29h
Can't wait to explore the xenon sectors myself!
anyway, good luck to the other participants in the giveaway
Seth 01. December, 2018. at 16:04h
Ah.. space... the most awesome place to chillout after you come home from work and finally start to unwind. Except when you jump gates and enter a system packed with Xenon ships looking at your tiny Argon Discoverer. I'm extremely looking forward to such encounters :)