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X Rebirth has a release date, fresh video footage


Egosoft’s space sim X Rebirth was initially slated for a 2011 release and got pushed back several times, but just when all hope was lost, the game is finally getting a new release date! Egosoft and publisher Deep Silver have confirmed it will ship Nov. 15 in Europe, followed by Nov. 19 in North America.

“After seven years in development, people are naturally wondering why X Rebirth took so much time,” explains Egosoft studio head Bernd Lehahn. “The reason for this is the sheer scope of our project. We not only want our universe to be huge, we want it to be huge and teeming with life.

“To me, the success of the Star Citizen funding shows that many people are waiting for our kind of game. A single factory compound in X Rebirth may consist of hundreds of buildings, some of which are so large that ships measuring kilometers in length can dock inside them. The player can even disembark in order to explore the station and meet its inhabitants.”

Alongside all the good news, the team has also released a new batch of videos to give you a taste of X Rebirth‘s complex universe. Have a look!

They have equally provided us with system requirements, for those that are interested:

Minimum:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Vista SP2 (64-bit), XP SP3 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel i-Series at 2GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined

Recommended:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel i5 (Quad) or i7 at 2.5GHz or AMD equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.