X4: Foundations on Mac
X4: Foundations is a space-based simulation game focused on combat and trading. The game comes as the seventh installment in the X series and takes place in a simulated universe where events continue to unfold even when the player isn’t actively participating.
In order to advance, the player needs to engage in a number of activities, which eventually will help him build space facilities and command fleets of spaceships to form a personal empire and radically change the game environment in the process.
As in prior entries in the X series, X4: Foundations has open-ended (or “sandbox”) gameplay. You can’t create your own persona, but you have many racial and narrative options to choose from. After you’ve selected a character and a mission, the space is all yours to explore, and you are suddenly dropped into it along with your spacecraft. You can play the game in any manner that you see fit, and complete your mission by looting, escorting, trading, pirating, or engaging in battle.
The addition of Mini-tutorials in X4: Foundations that explain concepts and controls by showing and doing are a huge improvement over the introductory sections of previous X series releases. Therefore, if you’ve never played any of the games in the franchise previously, this game is an excellent place to start learning about the X series.
It is worth noting that X4: Foundations is the first game in the X series where you can freely roam between stations. If you complete tasks for various factions, they will see you favorably and assign you additional missions in the future. Bounty hunting, cargo delivery, station construction, and passenger transportation are just some of the many types of additional missions that are available.
Instead of choosing from a list of options, the developers have decided to give players greater freedom in how they progress throughout the game. The gameplay is simple and stays true to the idea that it should be a happy medium between being engaging and being easy to use.
How to Play X4: Foundations on Mac
First, you will need to buy the game.
Next, you need to choose a method to play:
|Methods||Who is it for?|
(Boosteroid or Geforce Now)
|For those who want smooth performance with the ability to casually play all games with the highest visual quality in a matter of minutes.|
|BootCamp||For those who don’t mind sacrificing visual fidelity and performance to get a native experience.|
|Parallels Virtual Machine||For those willing to let their mac run hot in order to get adequate performance in a native experience|
Play X4: Foundations on Mac with Boosteroid
You can play X4: Foundations on Mac (M1 and Intel models) with Boosteroid. Read our detailed guide.
Play X4: Foundations on Mac with GeForce Now
You can play X4: Foundations on Mac (M1 and Intel models) with GeforceNow. Read our detailed guide.
Play X4: Foundations on Mac with Parallels
You can play X4: Foundations on Mac (M1 and Intel models) by installing Windows on your Mac with Parallels. Read our detailed guide.
X4: Foundations on Mac with Boot Camp Assistant
You can play X4: Foundations on Mac (Intel models only) by installing Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant. Read our detailed guide.