Linux Game Publishing has officially announced to the public that their Linux port of Egosoft's X2 The Threat has now went gold! They state the game is presently in production and should be available in stock within 2-3 weeks. The stock is expected in by May 19, 2006. Pre-orders are being taken from the LGP store. For those unfamiliar with this space title, below is a small excerpt from the description.
More than 20 years have passed since Kyle Brennan, test pilot of the X-Shuttle, was catapulted into unexplored space. Now, take up the role of Julian Gardna, convicted of the theft of a transport ship, and given a second chance. From this point on, the choices are all yours. In the immersive universe of X2, there are no rules. Return to a life of piracy and crime, build your own trading empire, join the ranks of mercenaries, or become an ace combat pilot, commanding a fleet of starships from the bridge of your carrier. Any path is open to you. If you wish to, follow the evolving storyline, and take your place among the greats of the universe, or blaze your own path to glory.
Linux Game Publishing has also made available a demo of the game. This demo is available here and it weighs in at 180MB. With LGP's X2 The Threat now out the door, the Cold War port should kick into full-swing shortly. For those that had missed it, we have numerous postings from our experience with the private Beta team for X2.