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X4: Cradle of Humanity PC

Cradle of Humanity is another expansion to the space simulator X4: Foundations. The add-on introduces new sectors of the game world and adds two factions with unique ships, economics and star stations.

This is X4: Foundations expansion pack.

Simulation | science fiction | Space Simulator | sandbox | elements of strategy

PC / Windows
X4: Cradle of Humanity cover

developer: Egosoft

publisher: Egosoft

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


X4: Cradle of Humanity is the second large add-on to the X4: Foundations space simulator. Similarly to the main game, DLC was developed by the Egosoft studio, which is responsible for all the installments of this cycle.


Thanks to the expansion, we can find out, among other things, what has been going on in the Solar System for decades since the gate allowing for hyperspace jumping was closed. Moreover, in dramatic circumstances, the well-known faction of star pirates returns.


Cradle of Humanity is a classic add-on, focusing mainly on expanding the game content. DLC significantly expands the space available to players, offering a wide range of new sectors. It also introduces a large set of fresh feature missions. Two more factions join the game, belonging to Terran, i.e. from the Solar System. Each of them has its own economy, ships, space stations and unique weapons.

The expansion also introduces extra starting options that familiarize us with the history, culture and politics of the new factions, as well as offering an opportunity to look at the events of X4: Foundations from a different perspective.

Technical aspects

Cradle of Humanity is not a stand-alone expansion, so a basic version of X4: Foundations is required to play.

Expectations: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4590 2.7 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 or better
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1070 or better
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP1)/8/10 64-bit
Cradle of Humanity is the Second Expansion for X4: Foundations

news 28 August 2020 13:55

Egosoft has announced Cradle of Humanity, the second expansion for the space simulation X4: Foundations. The expansion will offer new locations, missions and factions.

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