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The Terraformers replicated and attempted to re-terraform colonised planets, causing the planets to lose their ability to support human life.
In an attempt to halt the Terraformers the Terrans became embroiled in a war with their creations.
X Rebirth introduced a new rendering engine as well as a new plot, one which X4: Foundations now extends the storyline beyond ten years after the events in X Rebirth.
The fiction behind the X series is provided in the games themselves and in four novels by series fictional writer Helge Kautz: Farnham's Legend, Nopileos, Yoshiko and Hüter der Tore ("Keeper of the Gates"). Over the course of the 21st century, mankind experimented with wormhole technology and successfully built jumpgates in space between Earth and Mars paving the way for the colonization of the solar system and interstellar transport.
A jumpgate was shuttled to Alpha Centauri in an attempt to claim a foothold in interstellar space.
Even before the gate left the solar system scientists discovered that many objects classified as black holes showed the characteristics of artificial wormholes.
Sectors typically orbit planets, within a star system.
For example, Atreus Clouds is a Boron sector, containing only Boron stations.
Here the player can buy special Boron weaponry and equipment that is unavailable from other races.
The games feature free roaming gameplay with trading, combat, empire building, and missions; leading to the series' phrase: "Trade, Fight, Build, Think".
The series, which was launched in 1999 on the Windows platform, consists of five base games: X: Beyond the Frontier, X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion, X Rebirth, and X4: Foundations.