Bridging the gap between the old and the new universe of the X game series, X³: Albion Prelude shows a universe in flux, and prepares players for things to come. The old X Universe is passing; a new X Universe is about to be created! The X universe is undergoing a period of massive change. What started as a conflict of interest between the Earth and the races of the X Universe has now escalated into a full scale war. Play a part in a war scenario bigger than anything the X Universe has ever seen before!