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Elite: Dangerous News

Latest Headlines for Elite: Dangerous

  • Launch Day Arrives

    Frontier Developments has announced that the launch day for Elite: Dangerous has finally arrived after months of successful alpha and beta testing. Players can grab a copy of the game, begin playing and make a difference in the outcome of the story.

    Reported on Dec 16, 2014
  • The Entire Galaxy, Yours For The Taking

    Thirty years ago, programmer David Braben created the ground-breaking, but controversial space trading game, Elite, a game that sparked many a debate among computer enthusiasts, and served as a precursor to games like Wing Commander: Privateer and EVE Online. Next Tuesday, Braben's releasing Elite: Dangerous, an ambitious sequel that could very well be the next ground-breaker/debate-maker, and I was fortunate enough last week, to get an early look at it.

    Reported on Dec 14, 2014
  • Refunds Possible with a Caveat

    After the kerfuffle earlier in the week regarding the removal of offline play for Elite: Dangerous, Dave Braben has come back with a quick Q&A in the latest newsletter. In it, it is revealed that refunds for those disaffected by the decision are possible but only if the game was ordered through the Elite: Dangerous site and if the purchaser has not participated in any alpha or beta events thusfar.

    Reported on Nov 20, 2014
  • Frontier's Dave Braben Responds to Lack of Offline Play

    Last week in the Elite: Dangerous newsletter, it was casually announced that the game's offline single player experience was being nixed. Offline play was a singular promise made to backers during the game's Kickstarter initiative. The announcement that it was being removed as one of the core game features caused quite a stir in the community. In a new interview with Eurogamer, Frontier's Dave Braben explains the decision.

    Reported on Nov 18, 2014
  • Online Connection Required for Single Player Game

    The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter contains some surprising news for fans of offline single player games. The original KickStarter project described the multiplayer game and the single player game that would not require an online connection. However, with the latest newsletter, the Elite: Dangerous team has revealed that the single player iteration will need to "connect to the server from time to time" to keep the game fully updated.

    Reported on Nov 17, 2014
  • Release Date Announced for December

    Elite: Dangerous now has a release date thanks to a Twitter post from the team. Players can look forward to December 16, 2014 to get their hands on the game.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2014
  • Beta 3 Kicks Off

    The third beta phase for Elite: Dangerous has officially kicked off. In response to tester feedback, the team has refined features and added new ones in preparation for Beta 3. Players will be able to won multiple ships, check out resource gathering by mining, and a long list of content are now included in the game.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2014
  • Catching Up with the Dev Team

    Elite: Dangerous is one of the most interesting and anticipated games coming out in the near future and it has recently entered the second beta phase. We wanted to find out what the team has been up to lately and how the game has changed recently. Check out our exclusive interview with Adam Woods and Chris Gregory.

    Reported on Oct 26, 2014
  • 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
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