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Elite Dangerous Update Adds New Voiced Introduction, Microtransactions

Posted by Poorna Shankar on Sep 18, 2019  | Comments

Elite Dangerous Update Adds New Voiced Introduction, Microtransactions - MMORPG.com

A new update adds a voiced introduction to Elite Dangerous, along with microtransactions in the form of ARX premium currency.

The new intro will feature:

  • Basic flight controls and scanning

  • Supercruise and navigation

  • A combat exercise around a megaship

  • Completing one's first Hyperspace jump

  • Docking at a starport

  • All of the training will include voiceover across our supported languages

Additionally, ARX premium currency detail will work thusly:

  • ARX can be purchased, as well as earned by simply playing the game, to acquire Game Extras such as Paint Jobs, Ship Kits, Bobbleheads and more!

  • You will no longer be able to purchase Game Extras using current payment methods and instead will require ARX, available in a number of packs (below).

  • Prices for PC ARX packs (below) are as follows:

    • 5000 ARX - 2.99 GBP / 3.49 EUR / 3.99 USD

    • 8400 (+420 bonus) ARX - 4.99 GBP / 5.99 EUR / 6.99 USD (total ARX - 8,820)

    • 16,800 (+900 bonus) ARX - 9.59 GBP / 11.49 EUR / 12.99 USD (total ARX - 17,700)

    • 25,500 (+1,300 bonus) ARX - 12.99 GBP / 15.99 EUR / 18.99 USD (total ARX - 26,800)

    • 51,000 (+3,000 bonus) ARX - 24.99 GBP / 29.99 EUR / 37.99 USD (total ARX - 54,000)

    • 85,000 (+15,000 bonus) ARX - 44.99 GBP / 54.99 EUR / 59.99 USD (total ARX - 100,000)

  • Prices for console ARX packs may vary market to market based on platform specifications.

Downtime for the update will take place on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from September 16 at 07:00 (UTC) and go live when the September Update has been deployed.

For full details on the September Update, go here. For details on the ARX currency system, go here. Check out the live stream below.

Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.
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