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MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Development  (est.rel 2014)  | Pub:Frontier Developments
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Elite: Dangerous News

Latest Headlines for Elite: Dangerous

  • Newsletter #42 - Elite's 30th Anniversary, Beta 2 Release

    The countdown to release is well underway for space trading game Elite: Dangerous and the next phase, Beta 2, starts Tuesday, September 30. NOTE: Tuesday also marks the day the limited edition wireframe Cobra paint job becomes officially unavailable.

    Reported on Sep 27, 2014
  • Beta 2 Dated for September 30th

    In celebration of the original Elite's anniversary, Frontier Development has announced that the second beta phase for Elite: Dangerous will commence beginning Tuesday, September 30th. The team has provided a long list of features players can expect in Beta 2.

    Reported on Sep 19, 2014
  • Mercenary Edition Announced, Priced

    Fans of Elite: Dangerous will want to check out the latest preorder edition of the forthcoming title. Called the "Mercenary Edition", this special collection is available for $50 and includes an array of in-game rewards.

    Reported on Sep 12, 2014
  • Exploration is Key

    The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter has been sent out. In this week's note, the team discusses how exploration will be a key factor in the game in order to find new areas and resources.

    Reported on Sep 05, 2014
  • Beta 1 Released with Expanded Galaxy

    Frontier Developments has announced the release of Beta 1 for Elite: Dangerous. This release features a hugely expanded universe, up to 38,000 cubic light years' worth. The new content takes place in the realistically modeled Milky Way, centering on the Boötes constellation.

    Reported on Jul 30, 2014
  • Newsletter #31 - Countdown to the End of Premium Beta

    The clock's ticking on the Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta + Lifetime Expansion Pass; soon it'll no longer be available. Time's also growing short on other game packages including the standalone Lifetime Expansion Pass, package Upgrades and access to the Standard Beta.

    Reported on Jul 12, 2014
  • Combat Build Released for Beta Backers

    Elite Dangerous beta backers will be able to access a combat build of the game as of today. Anyone who has already preordered the multiplayer beta and anyone who backs the game prior to July 29th will be able to download and play this single player module immediately. The multiplayer beta is currently priced at $75 USD.

    Reported on Jul 08, 2014
  • Newsletter #28 - Premium Beta 2 Release Date

    Elite Dangerous announced this week that Tuesday, June 24 marks the start of its Premium Beta 2. Highlights of this phase include the addition of three new star systems, the "Hauler" entry-level trading ship, and high resolution screen capture.

    Reported on Jun 20, 2014
  • E3 Preview - Every Star in the Universe

    At E3 last week, we had the opportunity to take Elite for a test spin. Not only that, but we were given some time with, wait for it... the Oculus Rift version! Garrett and Bill were generous enough to let me take it for a spin since I had never tried the Oculus Rift prior to this, and there is only one word to describe the experience: MIND-BLOWING!

    Reported on Jun 17, 2014
  • Newsletter #26 Countdown to E3

    E3 begins next week so this week's Elite: Dangerous newsletter naturally focuses on prepping the game for it. David Braben, Adam Woods and the Elite: Dangerous team will be attending to demo the Premium Beta (even with Oculus Rift headsets) along with Elite Ambassadors Robin Barnard (AKA Dr. Wookie), Gwen Beale qand Jon Virgo (AKA Kerrash).

    Reported on Jun 08, 2014
  • Ten Thousand New Players Added

    The Elite: Dangerous team has let us know that as many as ten thousand new players have been added to the game. The added players are playing in the Premium Beta that includes new features not seen during the game's alpha phase. Premium Beta players are those who purchased the option that is still available for those interested in getting in on the action now.

    Reported on May 30, 2014
  • Progress Diary #12 Published

    The Elite: Dangerous team has posted the latest in a series of video developer diaries. Called "Progress Diary #12", the new vlog contains a discussion of the fourth and final alpha stage. Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Reported on May 23, 2014
  • Alpha 4 Hyperspace Jump

    An Elite: Dangerous fan has made a new video from Alpha 4 to show off the way that hyperspace jumps will happen in game. E:D uses a unique system to send ships hurtling through space. Watch and learn!

    Reported on May 19, 2014
  • Alpha 4 Underway, Premium Beta Coming May 30th

    Frontier Developments has announced that the Elite: Dangerous Alpha 4 has kicked off and gives players a much-expanded game to explore with more scale, scope and depth. Also included are new ships, trading and much more. Lastly, for those who are premium members, the beta will be available beginning May 30th.

    Reported on May 16, 2014
  • Alpha 4 Incoming, Heralds End of Alpha Testing

    By mid-May, the fourth part of the Elite Dangerous alpha will be in place and, according to the latest newsletter, it will mark the final stage of the alpha test, perhaps indicating that the beta will happen not long after.

    Reported on May 03, 2014
  • Latest Newsy Newsletter Posted

    The Elite: Dangerous team has sent out the latest, and very newsy, newsletter. In it, the team discusses the recent Alpha 3 event, preparations for Alpha 4, design decisions behind the Cobra MK III and much, much more.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2014
  • Premium Beta Begins Today

    Frontier Developments has announced that the alpha phase of development for Elite: Dangerous has ended and that the premium closed beta is scheduled to begin today. Premium beta players will be able to download a single-player version of the game to play until the full multiplayer version of the game goes live on May 30th.

    Reported on Apr 10, 2014
  • The Glorious Return to Frontier

    Garrett Fuller and Bill Murphy sat down with David Braben of Frontier fame to talk all about Elite's progress through alpha, the road to beta, and even got some hands-on with flight sticks and the Oculus Rift to take out some AI opponents.

    Reported on Mar 19, 2014
  • After a Successful Alpha, 3.0 Rolls Out with New Features

    After a successful alpha, the Elite Dangerous team is ready to roll out v3.0 with new features and progression. Players will be able to take on what the devs called the "notoriously difficult" docking procedure in the original game to see how things have changed with a new iteration. Players will also be able to try out rudimentary hyperspace jumps and gain the ability to improve ships.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2014
  • Alpha Multiplayer Begins

    According to a short and sweet post on the Elite: Dangerous site, the alpha test for the multiplayer component of the game has officially kicked off for early adopters. Players interested in joining in can still purchase access to the alpha.

    Reported on Feb 05, 2014
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