On February 27, The first Chapter of Elite: Dangerous Beyond will be released. The next phase of Elite: Dangerous development brings a lot of new content and changes to the space sim. The new expansion marks the beginning of the 3rd Season of content for Elite. The continuation of the Horizons story brings with it
Today marks the first phase of 2018 updates to Elite: Dangerous with the release of the Beyond – Chapter One open beta. The beta has been hyped for weeks, and now the newest patch is finally here. A massive bug fix update also accompanies the beta. More than 1,000 different bugs and issues have been fixed.
Coming off of the various announcements from Frontier Expo, Elite: Dangerous is starting to deliver on the promises made for 2.4 and beyond. Starting on January 25, Chapter One of the Beyond expansion will enter beta for all players. This new content update will push the narrative forward a bit after the Thargoid attacks last
Earlier this year, Elite’s Thargoids menace descended on Elite: Dangerous. Before long, war was waged, and despite player attempts to communicate, the conflict seems to have been escalated in the response. This is all part of the ongoing Thargoid narrative in Elite Dangerous 2.4. Which is, in itself, part of the Season Two ‘Horizons’ expansion.
The next twelve months are going to be busy for Frontier and Elite: Dangerous players and the game appears to be getting better and better as time goes on. Frontier launched its annual Frontier Expo today, and Elite was center stage with new updates and content. this next year is going to be nuts. The major
The Thargoids have returned to Elite: Dangerous in patch 2.4, and already players are attacking them and trying to find a weakness to exploit. Early reports seem to indicate that the Thargoid craft and their Thargon minions are immune to many types of damage. Nevertheless, players are finding ways to fight back. One player already
When maintenance is completed this week, Elite Dangerous will have a shiny new update. Patch 2.4 The Return promises “more mysterious and exciting things,” a plain allusion to the “return” of the Thargoids, the extra-dimensional aliens that have previously served as the game’s “scary dogmatic alien” trope and is now here to conquer the galaxy
Starting this Autumn, the Thargoids are returning to the galaxy in Elite: Dangerous. Players have speculated about this for months now, and their worst fears were initially confirmed in a June forum announcement by Frontier Developments. WE’ll rehash the initial 2.4 announcement for those that missed it below. Last night we managed to pull off
This October, Frontier Developments is bringing the fans of their games together for a on-day convention in London. Frontier Developments announced the upcoming Frontier Expo 2017 in London’s Olympic Park, a one-day convention on October 7th devoted to both of the studio’s games and what comes next for the titles. It is not immediately clear
Today is launch day for the Elite: Dangerous 2.1 ‘Engineers’ update (for those who own the Horizons expansion), and for update 1.6 that all players will have access to. According to the company twitter account,both updates are now live on PC. Included below is the full list of changes and fixes for Elite: Dangerous that
The current round of Elite: Dangerous betas (2.1 being the Engineers update for Horizons, 1.6 for the standard game) went live yesterday for those who have access to such things, and Frontier have outlined a three-phase process for how the Engineers (2.1) portion will be handled. Before getting into that, if you want the gigantic
The newest newsletter for Elite: Dangerous has some quite juicy details for the upcoming Engineer update to the game. The content of this newsletter focused on the crafting and production systems being introduced and overhauled in the upcoming update. Building relationships and alliances is a huge part of being successful in Elite, and that sentiment
Frontier’s latest newsletter-based communication contains a few more details about additions the ‘Engineers’ update will bring to Elite: Dangerous. The latest word on the release schedule for Engineers is that it’s unlikely to appear before June, but Frontier are aiming to have a beta ready for the end of May. When it does show up,
The recent release of the half-year financial report for the Elite: Dangerous developer showed pre-tax profits of £400,000 for first half FY15/16! Frontier booked £10.9 million in sales for the six months, translating to £7.8 million gross profit. Last year, the firm registered gross profits of £6.8 million from revenues of £7.2 million for the
In the latest newsletter for Elite: Dangerous (#107), Frontier have outlined plans to give contacts and NPCs some specific individuality. This is scheduled to be part of a future 2.1 version update for the game. With the release of Horizons, there are now two “seasons” of Elite: Dangerous, and while not everything in 2.1 will
After some short delays from the initially announced Nov. 24 2015 release, Elite: Dangerous has launched the 2.0 Beta phase for it’s upcoming mega-expansion Horizons. The slew of updates included within the “season” of Horizon will bring many new features to the expansive and wildly varied universe of Elite. Horizons, as players probably know by
Are you ready for Elite Dangerous: Horizons? More specifically is your gaming rig? The system specs for the expansion have now been released and read as follows: Minimum PC Specifications: OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz) Memory: 6GB Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD 7240 (DirectX11 functionality required) Network
David Braben was taking many and various Elite: Dangerous questions on a livestream earlier today, and revealed that the Horizons beta date will be 24 November. The “1.5” update, which will add more ships to the game, will also be getting a beta; the “week of” 9 November. A compilation of a Q&A session between
A recent livestream showing off some of the more technical aspects of planetary landings in the upcoming Elite: Dangerous Horizons expansion is quite an interesting watch. Though it may be less interesting to a more general gaming audience. Well worth looking at if you’re interested in the design process behind all this stuff, or want
A video recently published by David Braben showcases the basics of the upcoming planetary landings in Elite for the Horizons expansion. Even though it’s s rough cut put together from a dev build of the game, it’s still rather impressive. The short clips shows off the potential scope of the planetary landings for the player.