We are happy to announce today the availability of Update 1.50 of X4: Foundations. It adds the ability to ask people for directions, reintroduces a more talkative Betty shipboard computer and fixes a long list of issues. With this update, the game now also gets its first ever X online mode called Online Ventures.
Video explaining 1.5 and Online Ventures
X4: Foundations - Online Ventures
As a Christmas gift, the Egosoft team today releases our first experimental online gameplay mode for any X game into BETA. We call it "Online Ventures".
With X4: Foundations online ventures, every player can send a ship into other players' universes and allow visitors into their own.
Visitors to your universe can easily be identified in HUD and on the map.
They will see your ships the way you designed and decorated them (an exception is if you created your own custom logo).
Assign ship to a venture dock before sending it into a parallel universe.
After building a VENTURE PLATFORM and a VENTURE DOCK, you can send any S or M ship on a selected venture.
Different ventures unlock different rewards. For now they are all safe!
Ventures can take anywhere from one hour to several (real-time) days and will, with a bit of luck, unlock some exclusive rewards on success.
Every player can get one venture platform and one venture dock and build it on any station or on his or her player HQ.
More information about how this works can be found in our X4: Foundations Manual
. We want to thank Dave "Sparky" Parker, Dom "Snafu_X3" Hughes, DrSuperEvil, Euclid, YorrickVander and many other WIKI contributors for their irreplaceable help with the X4: Foundations manual and WIKI.
IT'S A BETA - More to come soon!
While the online venture gameplay is now available to all with the normal version of X4: Foundations on Steam and GOG, the online feature itself is still in BETA. There is no risk to your savegames or to stability, but the ventures themselves might go wrong.
Participation in this new online mode is entirely optional and only possible with one unmodified savegame at a time!
X4: Foundations Soundtrack now available
In case you did not get the Collectors Edition with the included soundtrack, there is also now the option to listen to Alexei Zakharov's great X4 Soundtrack via most music download and streaming platforms.
Happy holidays and a great 2019!
Happy holidays from the entire team. We are very much looking forward to building on this great FOUNDATION that is X4 with updates and expansions in 2019!