Paul Govan writes: "X3: Albion Prelude promises to bridge the Old and New X Universes. It plays out in a time between the old and the new with the X universe in flux, and prepares players for things to come in X Rebirth."
"The basic plot is that 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. Albion Prelude lets you play your part in a war scenario bigger than anything the X Universe has ever seen before."