Elite Dangerous announced this week that Tuesday, June 24 marks the start of its Premium Beta 2. Highlights of this phase include:
Three new star systems: Aulin, a K7 yellow/orange star with a high population and lush greenery, LHS 3006, an ore-rich, M5V orange/red star with low population, and Styx, an M4 orange/red dwarf star with no registered population.
The "Hauler," a new entry-level trading ship. The first Zorgon Peterson, it's lightweight but only has one hardpoint.
High resolution screen capture.
German localization has also been added.
In other news, David Braben held a live chat this week about the game, the transcript of which can be read here.
Though Premium Beta includes a lifetime Expansion Pack, it ends soon. Players interested in purchasing it can still do so here. Otherwise, to join the Premium Beta 2, visit this page on the game's official website.
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