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Aug 27, 2020

EGOSOFT announces X4: Cradle of Humanity, the second expansion for X4: Foundations is coming later this year

From Press Release:

Wuerselen, August 27th, 2020 ‚ÄstEGOSOFT, one of Germany’s leading game development studios, unveils the next chapter in its long-standing space simulation franchise.¬†X4: Cradle of Humanity¬†is the second expansion for the latest game in the series,¬†X4: Foundations, which was released for PC in November 2018.

Later this year,¬†X4: Cradle of Humanity¬†will bring the X series back to Earth, significantly increasing the size of the game’s universe with new sectors, and¬†welcoming two Terran factions¬†to¬†X4: Foundations, along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations.¬†New game-starts¬†will introduce the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, as well as giving an alternative perspective on existing story developments in¬†X4: Foundations.

X4: Cradle of Humanity will also shed light on what has happened to Earth in the decades since the jump-gate shutdown. Furthermore, a certain pirate faction that is well known to fans of the series will be making a dramatic comeback!

X4: Cradle of Humanity will be accompanied by the biggest free update to X4: Foundations yet. Update 4.0 will be made available to all owners of the base game and is set to further enhance X4: Foundations in a number of ways, including major new gameplay features (e.g. a new terraforming feature) and wide-ranging visual improvements (e.g. volumetric fog). Details of these, and on other new elements of the 4.0 update, will be disclosed at a later stage.

Join us for a livestream on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 7pm CEST / 6pm BST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT at to find out more about our plans for the future of X4: Foundations and X4: Cradle of Humanity.

X4: Cradle of Humanity¬†is now¬†listed on Steam¬†and can be added to players’ wish-lists. Alternatively, by purchasing the¬†X4: Foundations Collector’s Edition¬†bundle, space adventurers can secure access to the expansion when it is released as well as benefitting from a discount over buying it separately.

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