Developer Egosoft has recently announced that the latest entry in the long-running X series, X4: Foundations, is slated to release next week on November 30 for PC.
For that unfamiliar, X4: Foundations is a space simulation game which takes place in the first-person perspective. You will manage an ever-growing empire all while being able to utilize a variety of different ships to travel and fight your way throughout the universe. Egosoft has been developing games in the X franchise for years and X4: Foundations is the franchise’s eighth installment.
Egosoft has listed the following as some of the key features that you can expect to see in X4: Foundations.
Spaceflight sandbox: Acquire ships and upgrade their systems or create fleets of hundreds. From small scouts to massive capital ships. Fly them all from cockpit or bridge and remote command with a powerful map.
Research: Research new technologies like teleportation, blueprints for station and ship construction and much more
Build: Full creativity with station construction. Station and factory modules can be freely connected to form ever growing economic or military installations.
Explore: A massive universe awaits sheer endless opportunities for exploration. Find resources for mining and crafting, to acquire rare technologies. Explore ancient installations.
Sandbox Gamestarts: Start into X4 from a variety of angles. Represent different factions, ships and technologies. Every start offers a new view at the universe, but all allow you to unlock everything.
Dynamic universe: Factions build and expand stations dynamically and react to the economy and military threats. Every game can take a new and unexpected turn for the entire universe.
Complex Economy: Trade with a single ship or rise to become an empire manager competing with entire civilizations. A fully simulated and dynamic economy reacts to changes on every level.
X4: Foundations will retail for $49.99 and will be available via Steam when it releases next week. For more on the game, you can check out two of the game’s trailers attached below which give you a better idea of how X4 will play.