BASINGSTOKE, England (May 18th 2005) - DEEP SILVER and EGOSOFT are excited to finally announce the development of XÂ³: REUNION on the XboxÂ® video game system from MicrosoftÂ®. Anticipated for a quarter one 2006 launch, players will live a life of exploration in the vastness of space, trade with over a thousand beings and engage in exhilarating deep space dogfights, all from the comfort of their favourite armchair. This ground breaking title will define a new genre for console players, as they immerse themselves in a living, breathing universe, where their every action can ripple consequences across the stars.
XÂ³: REUNION is the sequel to the award winning XÂ²: THE THREAT PC CDROM game of 2004. XÂ³ continues to lead the way in offering players the ultimate open ended game play experience, backed by an addictive storyline and intense space combat/trading action. From humble beginnings, players can build huge commercial empires, spanning from one system to another, or wage war against neighbouring sectors, as they lead an armada of war ships and fighters to victory. The player's direction and future are totally in their hands.
"We are very excited to extend the X universe to Xbox and introduce the inhabitants of our universe to a huge new community of gamers. XÂ³: REUNION will combine the maximum freedom of game play, an action loaded plot and a user interface specifically designed for the needs of a console audience." Said Bernd Lehahn, CEO of EGOSOFT.
"The X series of games from EGOSOFT have always set new benchmarks, for others to follow, both in terms of graphics and game play. The launch of XÂ³: REUNION on Xbox proves their dedication in continuing to push the boundaries." Said Craig McNicol, Managing Director of DEEP SILVER in the UK. "The Xbox launch also signals DEEP SILVERS continued expansion into the console arena, bringing players ground breaking, innovative titles."
Published by DEEP SILVER (PAL territories), developed by EGOSOFT and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, XÂ³: REUNION is set for launch Q1 2006. For more information on XÂ³: REUNION, visit the official website at: www.egosoft.com
EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of the oldest game development companies from Germany. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and constantly improves the level of freedom in the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com
ABOUT DEEP SILVER:
Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. The label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in Europe for an estimated street price of â‚¬149.99/Â£99.99.