DO NOT BUY!!
This game is dreadful.
I can only assume that anyone that has given this more than one star has never played the games before or just work for Egosoft??
Egosoft have clearly spent their time perfecting time travel, as they have gone back to the year 2000 to write this program.
What have Egosoft done? I have played the X series from the beginning, and have loved the idea of space travel and trade since the long ago days of 'Elite' on my BBC Micro computer in the 80's, however this incarnation spent less than 20mins on my PC before I rapidly uninstalled it, total disappointment in all departments. The graphics are 10years old (at least) the game play is messy and the controls are uncontrollable. This is simply a space shooter, not the amazing in-depth simulation of previous titles. I have read a lot of the other revues and agree with all of the one stars given, I also agree that this game has a distinct feel of a console production gone wrong and quickly reconfigured to PC, it feels very unfinished and has a total dissociation with previous X titles. I can't believe that you can only use mouse/keyboard or an Xbox style game pad for controls??????!!! I have the X-52 joystick and throttle attached which sends the game into kaoss!!! It worked perfectly on previous versions??
I feel I have been cheated of my money, I don't know how it looked so good on the various youtube videos, it is not what it looks like!!
It amazes me these days in a world where computing and graphical power are so huge and social and media sites are so accessibly that a games company can miss the mark so badly. How has this game got to the shelves??
We have had quite a few titles lately that have promised so much but delivered so little.
It has taught me one thing, I will never pre-order a game again.
X-Rebirth??? Should be X-Reverse!!!