X²: The Threat is a space simulator that continues the story set by X: Beyond The Frontier. You can explore over 130 beautifully designed sectors occupied by nebulas that affect your ships and stations, asteroids you can mine for materials you can later sell on for profit. Explore in over 60 ships of varying sizes from scout class ships to the much larger carrier class battleships. Upgrade your ships systems with many more upgrades, and download new upgrades that make use of the new scripting engine designed specially for X². Add new weapons to your ship including the Ion Disruptor and Mass Driver, but also build factories that will develop these weapons and sell them to make a profit, expanding your own empire among the universe. But above all else, help to defend the universe from the Khaak, before they kill everyone and everything they come across.