As well as EGOSOFT releasing a new update for “X4: Foundations” today there was also some disappointing news for fans awaiting X4: Split Vendetta. The free update 2.60 is now available and improves the in-game economy significantly. In addition to a number of smaller fixes and improvements, the 2.60 update also optimizes navigation in the game, both for the player guidance system and for AI ships. In addition, the station overview and the station menu have been updated, and Russian voice recordings have been integrated into the game.
The complete changelog of Update 2.60 is available here
EGOSOFT also announces today that the expansion “X4: Split Vendetta” and the associated major update 3.0 for “X4: Foundations” will not be released in the fourth quarter of 2019 as originally announced. Instead, both elements are now scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2020.
“We’re very sorry about this delay and would particularly like to apologise to all owners of the X4: Foundations Collector’s Edition, which includes the two future expansions. During the development of the X4: Split Vendetta expansion and the 3.0 update, a number of things have emerged that we really want to see implemented, optimised and fixed in time for the next big step forward for X4: Foundations in order to meet our own expectations as well as yours. We simply need a bit more time to do so.”Bernd Lehahn, founder and CEO of EGOSOFT
“X4: Split Vendetta” is the next chapter in the “X4: Foundations” story. This is the first big expansion for X4, greatly increasing the size of the universe and introducing two new Split family clans along with their economy, new ships, weapons and station modules. Along with Update 3.0 to “X4: Foundations”, the “X4: Split Vendetta” expansion brings exciting new missions and adventures to the game in the first quarter of 2020. New game starts allow an even more varied experience in the biggest sandbox this side of the galaxy.
TRADE with the Split families or FIGHT against them. BUILD your own station designs based on the new modules and THINK carefully on your path through the new diplomatic missions. “X4: Split Vendetta” is the first of two expansions that will be available to owners of the “X4: Foundations Collector’s Edition”.