X: Beyond the Frontier universe
Group DescriptionThe X-Universe, created by Egosoft and encompassing video games, novels, and other materials, is a fictional sci-fi world set in various space sectors. The background story involves construction of jumpgates in the 21st century and subsequent colonization of space by humans. The plot also deals with the conflict between the humans and the sentient machines who were sent by them to terraform planets, as well as various alien civilizations existing in the galaxy.
The game series opens with X: Beyond the Frontier (1999), and combines space combat simulation with exploration and space trading, in the tradition of Elite.
Front cover for X³: Reunion
Front cover for X²: The Threat
Front cover for X³: Reunion (Collector's Edition)
Front cover for X: Beyond the Frontier
Front cover for X³: Reunion (Special Edition)
Screenshot from X³: Reunion
Screenshot from X²: The Threat
Screenshot from X: Beyond the Frontier
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Screenshot from X-Tension