Didn't see a thread created for this yet (tho the x3tc one is still going strong). I'm super hyped about this one, sounds like some interesting changes are gonna be implemented.
From the egosoft main site:
The space simulation X Rebirth heralds more than just an additional chapter within the X series, it is a fresh beginning bringing with it a number of gameplay innovations without compromising its successful origins.
In the distant future, the X universe faces a period of profound and irrevocable change. While the universe stumbles towards an uncertain future, countless adventures await as new enemies rise in search of power.
Enter a young adventurer and his unlikely female ally travelling in an old, battered ship with a glorious past - two people alone against the galaxy, playing a key part in the events to come.
The fate of the universe rests in the hands of the player...
X Rebirth represents a spectacular new beginning for the X series, offering loyal fans and newcomers alike a vast, vivid and extremely detailed universe to explore throughout the game.
Varied gameplay elements such as action-packed space combat, detailed trading mechanics and high-speed space exploration with fast travel allow players to experience a truly unique space saga that will keep them hooked for dozens of hours.
X Rebirth for PC is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011.
I've read that there won't be much long distance travel through sectors, which I'm on the fence about. Regardless, I'll be upgrading my computer come oct/nov in preparation for this. One of the biggest releases of the year for me.