X Rebirth Leads New Space Sim Wave

It’s appropriate that one of the first games to herald the second coming of the space sim will be X Rebirth.

With the fancy trailer above, publisher Deep Silver reminds us that the X series will make its (hopefully) glorious return on November 15. X Rebirth will officially be the sixth game in German developer EgoSoft’s series, and the first full space adventure in the franchise since 2008′s X3: Terran Conflict.

EgoSoft says the series will remain as deep as ever with its trademark trade, fight, build, and think gameplay, but X Rebirth will also offer a more gradual learning curve to more easily get players into the massive X universe.

X Rebirth is also notable because, as I alluded to in the lead, it will kick off a new wave of space sims coming over the next year, including Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen and David Braben’s Elite: Dangerous. Now all we need is a new Star Wars: X-Wing so I can completely disconnect from my real-world life and commit all my waking hours to spaaaaace!

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5 Comments on X Rebirth Leads New Space Sim Wave


On October 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

“Remember when space was the coolest- before IT ALL WENT WRONG”. From ADHD’s song Remember When (to get what they mean; compare the awesomeness of the early Aliens and Star Wars films to the tripe we get these days). May it now go right again!! We need more good sci-fi!! Bring on the space :D


On October 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

Screw X-Wing. Too linear. Give us a new Freelancer instead. Heck, give us a StarWars themed Freelancer and THEN we’ll be in business.


On October 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I would love to see another Privateer game.


On October 23, 2013 at 12:30 am

I hope this new X is actually comprehensible to normal people. I’d love to love it. Better yet, throw in LAN support and a persistent server like Star Citizen is supposed to have! I can’t wait till Eve Online is nothing but a bad footnote in the history of space games.


On October 23, 2013 at 2:17 am

I love space sims… But has anyone noticed how “sims” always insist we travel at top speeds that WW2 fighters would do comfortably?

We have planes now that can go faster than these things… Heck the Space Shuttle goes faster than these things.

All I’m really trying to say is that I wouldn’t mind if we went a little bit faster…