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Space is not the final frontier for PC gamers

Posted by: Nathaniel at 12/7/2011 12:16 PM
X3: Albion Prelude is set to hit PCs everywhere via Steam in German, French (voice) and Italian (text only) on Dec 15 (Mac - soon) in advance of the launch of the all new X Rebirth next year.  Set during a time between the old and new X Universe, a time of massive change, full-scale war has broken out.  This new plot thrusts you into the age old videogame struggle between giant corporations, features 30 new ships, a new stock exchange feature, graphic settings for high-end machines, improved UI, and support for head tracking.
 
For owners of X: Superbox (or those that choose to buy it), X3: Albion Prelude will become a free Steam download.  If you already own X3: Terran Conflict, then X3: Albion Prelude becomes a $9.99 add-on, its saves will not be compatible with X3: Terran Conflict, however.  If you're new to the series, you can get X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude together for only $19.99.  Finally, a standalone version will hit the Mac Appstore soon for $19.99.  To learn more, follow the jump or visit Albion-Prelude.com, www.egosoft.com, and facebook.com/EgosoftGmbH.




Egosoft announces December 15th release of X3: Albion Prelude for Mac and PC; First trailer released
 
WÜRSELEN, GERMANY – DECEMBER 07, 2011 – Egosoft, a Germany-based game developer since 1990, today announced a December 15th release of PC and Mac versions of X3: Albion Prelude, a new challenge in the X3 series, building up toward the launch of the all new X Rebirth coming in 2012.
 
A Bridge Between the Old and New X Universe
 
X3: Albion Prelude plays in a time between the old and the new X Universe. It shows a universe in flux, and prepares players for things to come. The old X Universe is passing; a new X Universe is about to be created.
 
War!
 
The X universe is undergoing a period of massive change. What started as a conflict of interest between the Earth and the races of the X Universe has now escalated into a full scale war. Play a part in a war scenario bigger than anything the X Universe has ever seen before!
 
Corporations Compete for Control of the Future
 
With the war as a backdrop, corporations are vying for power and are driving the X Universe in a new direction. A technological breakthrough will soon allow massive accelerators, forming highways in space and allowing the economy to expand on an unprecedented scale. Highways, a key feature of X Rebirth, are not yet ready, but you can see them being built and participate in the power struggles around the construction of much larger self sustaining economies.
 
Features Overview
 
- A new plot throws you into the power struggle between corporations at a time of war.
- More than 30 new ships and stations
- New Stock Exchange feature allows advanced investment strategies
- Improved graphics quality setting for high end machines
- Improved UI introducing charts to visualize economic developments
- Support for head tracking
 
Note: X3: Albion Prelude will not be compatible with Save Games from X3: Terran Conflict.
 
PC Steam release - Available December 15th!
 
X3: Albion Prelude will be available December 15th on Steam for direct download in English, German, and French languages (voice) and Italian (text only).
Free Download for Owners of the X: Superbox
If you buy the X: Superbox, or already own it, X3: Albion Prelude will be available as a free download via Steam.
 
Free Download for Owners of the X: Superbox
 
If you already have X3: Terran Conflict then X3: Albion Prelude will be available at an add-on price of just $9.99
Gold Package including X3: Terran Conflict
For players new to the X Series, X3: Terran Conflict and X3: Albion Prelude will be available as a package for $19.99
 
X3: Albion Prelude for MAC OSX available soon
 
A standalone version of X3: Albion Prelude will be available from the MAC Appstore soon for $19.99
 
Community: http://www.egosoft.com
 
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About EGOSOFT
 
EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT GmbH is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe.  For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com.