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.
David Braben, CEO of Frontier, said: “The start of the Premium Beta phase is another exciting moment in our development – from today we have over 10,000 additional people playing the game. This is a significant and sensible step-change with which to test the next level of scaling of our cloud-based systems and servers as we move towards the very large numbers of people we will eventually have playing.
I once again would like to thank all those who played such an important role in the Alpha phase, which is now at an end. We’re looking forward to continuing to collaborate with the expanded community during the beta phase as we deliver greater scale, richer content and ever higher quality.”
Find out more on the Elite: Dangerous page.