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X Rebirth Expansion Home of Light, free update 4.0 and demo released

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X Rebirth Home of Light expansion announcement

Press Release

X Rebirth – Expansion Home of Light,
Free Update 4.0 and Demo Released 

EGOSOFT has released the new X Rebirth expansion “Home of Light” as well as a demo and the free update 4.0 for the X Rebirth main game. Home of Light (HoL) is the largest expansion of X Rebirth universe to date, adding three brand new star systems, lots of new missions and weaponry and reintroducing a long forgotten enemy.

The release trailer gives a brief overview of the gameplay additions in Home of Light, while EGOSOFT Managing Director Bernd Lehahn discusses the content in-depth in the new feature video.

Trailer Video:


Feature explanation video (with German subtitle):


Players who like to try out the new features before buying the Home of Light expansion are invited to download the free demo from Steam or the Mac App Store. 

The X Rebirth Update 4.0 is released for free for all X Rebirth players and also ending the beta phase of the Mac and Linux versions, making the game officially available on these platforms now.  

New players can explore the universe of X Rebirth with the new Complete Edition of X Rebirth, including both expansions. The edition is available on Steam, and from the Mac App Store.  

More detailed resources about the expansion and the update can be found on


Feature overview Home of Light expansion and X Rebirth 4.0 update:

  • (HoL) Much larger universe: The Home of Light expansion will bring three entire new systems, including the central Home of Light, known from the X3 games, with a massive new economy.
  • (HoL) Trade stations: A new station type allows you to stock large amounts of any wares you like. Buy up goods when they are cheap and sell when the price is high or your competitors' stations mysteriously explode.
  • (HoL and 4.0) New enemies, new weapons, new missions, new and mysterious phenomena.
  • (HoL and 4.0) Many new secrets to explore in the outskirts of the ever growing X universe.
  • (HoL and 4.0) Bulletin Board System (BBS): The new BBS system collects all currently available missions in space for an easier overview.
  • (4.0) Trade improvements: Graphs showing market developments over time, a best deal finder and many UI improvements to make trading easier.
  • (4.0) New engine technology: Extend your ship with a Jump Drive and other new technology to travel through the universe quicker than ever.
  • (4.0) Customisable weapon upgrades: Craft weapon modifications to improve your favourite weapons.
  • (4.0) Many more improvements like: Major overhaul of external view, Improved tutorials, Improved fleet management with new property owned menu and commands, New difficulty setting “Very hard”.

The following products are available starting today:

X Rebirth: Complete Edition (NEW + DISCOUNT)
    Description:    X Rebirth including Home of Light and Teladi Outpost
    Available on:    Steam,, and the Mac Appstore.
    Price:        $49.99 now for just $24.99, for a limited time.

X Rebirth: Home of Light (NEW Expansion + DISCOUNT)
    Description:    Home of Light Expansion
    Available on:    Steam and
    Price:        $9.99 now for just $7.99 for a limited time.

X Rebirth: Home of Light FREE  (NEW + FREE)
    Description:    Free demo version of the new game
    Available on:    Mac Appstore and Steam

Other products available starting today:
X Rebirth: Home of Light (Original Soundtrack) by Alexei Zakharov (NEW)
    Description:    13 tracks from the new expansion.
    Available on:    iTunes, Amazon and many other services.
    Price:        $9.99 

X Rebirth: Teladi Outpost (Original Soundtrack) by Alexei Zakharov (NEW)
    Description:    10 tracks from last years X Rebirth expansion.
    Available on:    iTunes, Amazon and many other services.
    Price:       $8.99

Farnham’s Legend: The beginning of the X-Universe saga (New eBook)
    Description:    eBook of part one of the X series by author Helge T. Kautz
    Available on:    Amazon Kindle
    Price:        $5.51

More information about the new content is available on 


EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. 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 continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit

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