X Rebirth Review
By Nobuo Kogawa
X Rebirth is a single-player space trading and combat game being developed by Egosoft, published by Deep Silver. It is the sixth installment in the X universe adventure video game series, following X³: Albion Prelude (2012), as the new sequel to the last game title. The game will run on Microsoft Windows Egosoft Director Bernd Lehahn has stated that X Rebirth will not be available on consoles. It will feature a new interface design, intended reduce the initial complexity for new players. The developers assert however, that the game mechanics will remain comparable in complexity to those found in previous X series titles. X Rebirth incorporates open-ended (or "sandbox") gameplay. "In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power. Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally traveling in an old, battered ship with a glorious past - two people alone against the galaxy, playing a key part in the events to come."
Your ship in X Rebirth will be manned by a crew of NPCs. You'll get to boss them around or be extra nice to them, depending on their behavior and your mood. You'll also get your own co-pilot. The tone of the post implies she will be a lady too.