EGOSOFT, a renowned developer of acclaimed computer games for PC, Mac and Linux, announced today that the 2.1 update patch for X3: Terran Conflict is now available for download. This update includes the addition of a community-developed mission, a much-awaited performance upgrade, several bug fixes and the continuation of the regular X3 competitions that feature prizes for those gamers that utilize the UPLINK facility.
The new mission added in 2.1 is entitled“Treasure Hunt” and was created by the user Ketraar using X3’s fantastic Mission Director plug in. Players will have to traverse across the greatest reaches of the X Universe looking for clues to lead them to the ultimate prize. Said Ketraar of his new mission:”The Mission Director is a great tool and as an X-veteran, I wanted to bring a little nostalgia. I hope that gamers will find it fun to play.”
The performance upgrade will streamline graphics rendering to produce better framerates and a generally smoother quality of gameplay. This patch will also bring further improvements to Tractor Beam towing, the Universe Trader, a number of scripts and the“mine minerals” command. There is also a new“Run in Background” ability that allows you to chat or surf the web while your factories pump out goods– but be sure to park your ship somewhere safe!
Some minor bugs have also been addressed with this patch, most notably some graphical and turret configuration issues and the patrol and defend sector commands.
The popular regular contests held on the EGOSOFT forums ( http://forum.egosoft.com/index.php?c=2) are also continuing. Gamers are encouraged to take part in these regular competitions by playing for specific in-game goals. You can play offline but compete online with your completed results. Great prizes are up for grabs, so get out there and fire up your PC!
X3: Terran Conflict is currently available at major US and European retail outlets as well as Steam, the leading platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world. For more information about EGOSOFT or X3: Terran Conflict, please visit www.egosoft.com. For review copies, press assets or interview opportunities, please contact Jerry Whitehead with Reverb Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.