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Würselen, October 1, 2018 - EGOSOFT is very happy to announce the long awaited 4th part of the X series: X4: FOUNDATIONS will be available on Steam and on November 30th 2018!

X4: FOUNDATIONS brings our most sophisticated universe SIMULATION ever. MANAGE an empire or EXPLORE space in first person. FLY EVERY SHIP! TRADE and FIGHT to BUILD your empire with modular station construction and THINK carefully when embarking on an epic journey.

X4: FOUNDATIONS - Trailer and gameplay explanation videos:

New Trailer Video:                                                                        

New Gameplay Demo Video:

X4: FOUNDATIONS - The start into the X4 universe

X4: Foundations will feature an extremely large universe from day one.

Home to several factions of the Argon, Teladi and Paranid races, each with multiple complex economies. 

The Paranid, for example, are a race with very deep religious beliefs, fractured into two competing empires and now raging war against each other. 

Then there are of course also a lot of other potential adversaries:

Those where you have a choice, like different Pirate factions, and those where you don’t, like the infamous Xenon: A race of advanced artificial general intelligence, once built by mankind themselves to help colonise space.

There will be Expansions, which will bring more races, their ships, stations and lots of missions into the X4 Universe. Our goal is to bring the first big Expansion within about one year.

X4: FOUNDATIONS preorder and digital Collector’s Edition:

X4: FOUNDATIONS will be available for $49.99 (€49.99) on November 30th.

Starting today you can pre-order the digital Collector's Edition and get:

  • Exclusive pre-order paint mod (*requires egosoft community account connected with Steam account)
  • First Expansion planned release in 2019                                        
  • Second Expansion planned release tba.
  • The X Universe Digital Artbook 2018: Enjoy the concept art behind the X universe. 
  • X Novel: Nopileos by Helge Kautz as English and German eBook.
  • Digital Soundtrack: The music, including exclusive versions of the trailer and teaser music in highest possible quality.  
The Collector’s Edition of X4: FOUNDATIONS can be preordered now for the discounted pre-order price of $74.99 (€74.99) at:

                Egosoft’s own online store:

                or from Steam:

More information:

X4: Foundations website:

First teaser video with explanation:

Frequent Updates: 






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 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

Press Contact:

                Name: Bernd Lehahn           

                Tel: +49-2405-4239970

                email: [email protected]

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