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December 14, 2015 9:05 am  

Press release but nothing on their website sofar. http://gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/261768/X_RebirthnbspHome_of_Light_Expansion.php or Steam.

 

Würselen, December 14th 2015: X Rebirth Home of Light announcement

Today EGOSOFT announces the new expansion “Home of Light” as well as update 4.0 for X Rebirth, both to be released in February 2016!

Home of Light (HoL) is an exciting expansion of the X Rebirth universe and makes the best use of the many new features of X Rebirth 4.0:

- (HoL) Much larger universe: The Home of Light expansion will bring three entire new systems, including the central Home of Light, known from the X3 games, with a massive new economy.

- (HoL and 4.0) Bulletin Board System (BBS): The new BBS system collects all currently available missions in space for an easier overview.

- (4.0) Trade improvements: Graphs showing market developments over time, a best deal finder and many UI improvements to make trading easier.

- (4.0) New engine technology: Extend your ship with a Jump Drive and other new technology to travel through the universe quicker than ever.

- (HoL) Trade stations: A new station type allows you to stock large amounts of any wares you like. Buy up goods when they're cheap and sell when the price is high, or when your competitors' stations mysteriously explode.

- (4.0) Customizable weapon upgrades: Craft weapon modifications to improve your favorite weapons.

- (HoL and 4.0) New enemies, new weapons, new missions, new and mysterious phenomena.

- (HoL and 4.0) Many new secrets to explore in the outskirts of the ever-growing X universe. 

The Home of Light expansion can be pre-ordered NOW at a 20% discount for just $7.99 on Steam.

X Rebirth Update 4.0 will be released for free.

 


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December 14, 2015 11:30 am  

Still only 1 ship?


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December 15, 2015 6:22 pm  

Still only 1 ship?

 

 

The next game will have multiple ships until then just one ship.  


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December 16, 2015 4:20 pm  

heh

 

- (HoL) Trade stations: A new station type allows you to stock large amounts of any wares you like. Buy up goods when they're cheap and sell when the price is high, or when your competitors' stations mysteriously explode.

 

I guess I don't get my wish of remade station interiors and NPC interactions. 🙂

 

I understand growing the game universe and DLC, but they may also pickup new users if they refine the experience more. I like flying around in space, but sometimes I like to spend time on a station and interact with NPC's and the station itself. Make that more interactive and I think people will enjoy it. Mass Effect I think has done the best job yet for NPC interactions in a Scifi game and you almost looked forward docking at new stations or outposts for the interactions.

 

I will be interested in seeing a trailer for the new DLC, but its nice that they are still patching and adding features (just not the things I want...), maybe SSC should submit a petition to Egosoft 🙂


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December 19, 2015 9:22 pm  

Found the link to the per-order page on Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/415800/?snr=1_5_1100__1100

 

Few more details from the Steam page.

 

 

 

  • A Larger Universe: Set a course through the Jump Gates to three whole new systems.
    • Home of Light: The fabled system, complete with a massive economy to profit from.
    • Toride: The universe has never been as hostile, nor had so much to explore, as in the Toride system. Be aware and be warned!
    • Cold Star: A source of resources in massive quantities, combined with dangerous regions and other secrets.
  • Build Warehouse Stations: Construct specialised warehouse stations to stock up on large amounts of any wares. Set it up as your own trading station or use it as a storage depot. Take control of the market!
  • New game starts: Jump straight into trading with two capable freighters in the middle of the rich Home of Light system or take on the role of Verge Explorer, with a well-equipped ship and a versatile crew.
  • New missions: Experience new missions to be found in the new systems, putting you right in the thick of the action and taking advantage of the new X Rebirth 4.0 Bulletin Board System.
  • More Challenging Enemies: The ever-threatening Xenon are even stronger than before, and you may also encounter an old and forgotten enemy.

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December 22, 2015 8:04 pm  

Some nice videos, I wouldn't mind seeing a video of it in action. But not a bad price right now of $7.99.


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December 22, 2015 9:55 pm  

Bought the pre-order although I understand that you can get access to the beta they are running at the moment if you sign up through the X forums.


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December 23, 2015 1:33 pm  

I am not 100% sure but wasn't X Rebirth is scheduled for a release on GOG also? Maybe I am getting mixed up with something else? :girldrunk:


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February 25, 2016 7:25 am  

HoL has been released:

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Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/415800/


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February 25, 2016 9:36 am  

Will be downloading it at the weekend but I don't think I will be playing it for a while as it will require another game start and I'm enjoying  Evochron Legacy at the moment.

 

 

 

Also it has poped up for sale on GOG.

 


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February 26, 2016 2:31 pm  

 

Also it has poped up for sale on GOG.

 

 

Ah, I wasn't drunk then! :girlcrazy:


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