X Rebirth studio Egosoft might not have exactly set the world on fire with the latest title in the long-running space sim series, but they still have plans for another game.
The game – which has now received two major revisional expansions since its disappointing 2013 launch, has just been updated once again. The big addition this time is a new flight model that represents atmospheric physics, rather than zero-g.
"At some point there will be a new game because we want to improve a lot of things that we unfortunately cannot improve using a DLC or update. These are things that would cause massive changes to balancing or completely change the structure of the economy," the team wrote in a press release sent out yesterday. "Because of this, we are working exactly as we did in the X3 times: In parallel working on a new project and improvements to the games already released. This won't just include making improvements to X Rebirth and The Teladi Outpost, but maybe also further updates for X3: Terran Conflict or Albion Prelude."
While the team hasn't even started the earliest phases of development yet, they definitely want to add a wider range of ships to control – Rebirth had precisely one – as well as the ability to command from the deck of a capital ship.