The new trailer for the next expansion for X4 has just been released. The expansion called Cradle of Humanity is taking us back to Earth. So looking forward to getting about the increased universe and finding out the ever expanding storyline.
Words taken from Egosoft YouTube channel:
On March 16th, 2021, X4: Cradle of Humanity brings the X series back to Earth. 🌎 While significantly increasing the size of the game’s universe with new sectors, the new expansion also welcomes two Terran factions to X4: Foundations, along with their economy, ships, weapons and stations. New game-starts introduce the identity and political stance of the Terran factions, as well as give an alternative perspective on existing story developments in X4: Foundations. 🪐
X4: Cradle of Humanity also sheds a 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 is making a dramatic comeback.
X4: Cradle of Humanity is accompanied by the biggest free update to X4: Foundations yet. Update 4.0 further enhances 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).
The base game, space simulation / sandbox title X4: Foundations, was first released in November 2018. Since then, EGOSOFT has regularly expanded the game with new gameplay features, and has maintained an ongoing program of technical optimisations. On March 31st, 2020, the first expansion of X4: Foundations, X4: Split Vendetta, was released and received enthusiastically by the gaming community.