Frontier has delayed the upcoming release of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey on console in order for the team to hunker down and get the PC version in a state that is acceptable to its team and the players. As such, no new date or timetable has been revealed for the console release, with CEO David Braben simply state that only when the PC experience is "solid" will the console roadmap be more clear moving forward.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey got off to a really rocky start, and the team at Frontier is working to ensure that the anticipated expansion is as stable and performant as possible in the wake of the launch. Today the team shared a bit of its roadmap for the next few patches as well as what they are doing to fix issues, as well as improving communication with the playerbase.
In an update today, Frontier has detailed quite the list of bug fixes for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players as they attempt to fix the problems introduced in the expansion.
If you're one of the many commanders who tried their hand at Elite Dangerous Odyssey last week when it launched just two weeks out of its Alpha, you've likely noticed it doesn't have the same level of polish Frontier Developments has been known for. As such, CEO David Braben took to the Frontier forums to apologize "wholeheartedly."
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey released on PC last week and we've been trying to explore planets and stations in a whole new way. However, the operative word there is 'trying.'
Elite Dangerous' Odyssey Alpha is currently ongoing, and the team has entered phase two of its testing, opening up the ability for players to travel beyond the initial solar system the phase was locked into. To help those players along, the team at Frontier has released a new trailer detailing conflict zones in Odyssey.
Frontier took to their forums to discuss how first-person weapons themselves will work in the upcoming Odyssey expansion. In the Q&A, the developers spoke about anti-vehicle, as well as answered questions about melee weapons in the coming update.
In a post to the Elite Dangerous forums, Frontier has reiterated its stance on how it deals with botting. This seemingly comes in direct response to a new player movement that is forming to combat the problem in the space sim.