GameSpot and others are reporting about the imminent shipment of X2: The Threat for the PC this week. The game originates from Germany, and its launch has been slowed slightly because of that. Certain sites such as GoGamer.com have had the game for about a week, while mainstream North American retailers have shipping dates that range over the next few days. Tye has already received his GoGamer copy and loves it, so the game certainly does exist now. X2: The Threat is the sequel to 2000's X: Beyond the Frontier. The sequel seems to improve on a number of the spaceflight trading aspects from Privateer and Freelancer. We've also reported in the past that a number of ships in the game bear a striking resemblance to Wing Commander Prophecy ships. The Midway, Triton, Tiamat and others have clear counterparts in the game, and the bug-like alien ships can combine similarly to the Stingray and Skates. But so far most reviews are quite positive. The game looks quite good and has a variety of nice features for the Privateer fan. And here's a little tip from Tye.
This game rocks. Tip for all of you for X2. A few missions in they give you a new ship, a transport ship. You still have it AND the little scout they gave you. I'm regretting giving up the scout right now, because I coulda sold the transport for some wicket upgrades for it. Oh well.
The game has two official sites. One with Enlight and one with Egosoft.
Wing Commander Prophecy Advance developers Raylight are wrapping up their next game. It's called Ozzy & Drix and it's based off the Kids' WB television cartoon and movie. I've never seen the show, but the game's technical performance looks stunning. Similar to Prophecy Advance, it doesn't even appear to be a gameboy game at first glance. The game's site has screenshots and video available here. It should make it out in the next couple weeks. No word recently on Raylight's upcoming R-Type III title.