X Rebirth Launch Trailer: Is This the Best Spaceship Video You'll See Today?
Egosoft is counting down the hours to the launch of X Rebirth, the massively single-player space sim series which began with X: Beyond the Frontier in 1999.
With Steam accounts preloading and Collectors Editions shipped, eager space jockeys will be getting sweaty-palmed in anticipation of the opportunity to "trade, fight, build, think," as the revival of the dead PC space sim genre continues.
"X Rebirth represents a spectacular new beginning for the X series, offering loyal fans and newcomers alike a vast, vivid and extremely detailed universe to explore throughout the game." - Egosoft, X Rebirth website
The video shows a montage of in-game footage largely involving lots a neon-tastic lasers, spaceships and explosions and suggests that X Rebirth's gameworld will be hectic and dangerous.
Given the attention to detail that Egosoft have been directing out attention to in the past, it will be interesting to see how they strike the balance between a complex and involved world and intuitive and accessible gameplay.
Tomorrow we'll find out.