X3: Terran Conflict will be a "culmination of the X trilogy," with the final chapter centering around Earth and its relationship to the rest of the universe. The PC game will also feature more missions than any previous title in the series, and allow players to take on the roles of various characters, such as a military pilot.
Look for X3: Terran Conflict in the third quarter of 2008.
This is because of that Joystick article I'll wager.
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