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.
“The end of Alpha is now in sight and it is amazing looking back to see how far we have come since the start of the Kickstarter campaign. Support from you all has been fantastic, and input especially from the Design Discussion Forum has been a great help – in fact we are about to deliver one of the features we changed very significantly as a result of discussion on the DDF – ‘super-cruise’. Premium Beta backers already have access to the combat test, and we look forward to welcoming them when the Premium Beta itself starts, and seeing many more people actually playing the game. We couldn’t have done this without your support, which is something we really appreciate.
Read the full Elite-Dangerous newsletter.