Elite: Dangerous

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Elite Dangerous just got invaded by Thargoids

It’s Tuesday, and the entire species is about to go to war with a powerful alien race. At least we are in space sim Elite Dangerous anyway, which sees the Thargoids finally invade human systems with the arrival of Update 14 for the game today. Eight massive space anomalies called Maelstroms are on their way towards human worlds, accompanied by massing Thargoid starships. Read more

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Xbox Game Pass is losing some brilliant games soon

It’s time to bid farewell to some truly charming titles. The latest titles to come to Xbox Game Pass have been announced, and while there’s some good titles on the way, it’s also that time of the month again where we commiserate the great games that are soon to be leaving. Amongst the titles leaving is NBA 2K22, Two Point Hospital, and Elite: Dangerous. So, I’ve bad news for both avid space explorers, basketball pros, and hospital managers alike, as all three will be bidding farewell to Xbox Games Pass on August 31. View the trailer for Spiritfarer here –…

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases new patch fixing tons of bugs

When Elite Dangerous: Odyssey came out on May 19th, it was filled to the brim with bugs. Crashes, performance issues, stability problems – you name it, Odyssey was suffering from it. Developers Frontier issued three hotfix patches in its launch week, but more still needed to be done. Now they’ve released a sizeable patch that should remove a lot of the jank, addressing issues with the servers, UI, lighting, menus, missions and more. Read more

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is now letting alpha players scan space plants

Greetings, Commanders. Here’s your regular status report on the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha. After gradually expanding the capabilitties of alpha players from their initial walkabouts to some FPS games, Frontier Developments are now sending players off to explore new planets again. The latest alpha phase, focused on exploration, turns players into exobiologists with genetic scanners. Read more

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Preview: the Elite Dangerous Odyssey FPS expansion is best when you’re not shooting

There’s a Vulture circling overhead. Not a scavenger bird, but the somewhat larger Core Dynamics Vulture. Its engine reverbs across the moon’s surface as it boosts off into orbit, ignoring me. I’m not worth the hassle. My Sidewinder, the trash-tier space banger of Elite Dangerous, is parked quiet and unoccupied on the edge of a huge meteor crater. I’m out for a walk, you see, with the long-awaited space legs of the upcoming Odyssey expansion. Not everything is smooth and picturesque in this ongoing public alpha. Despite that, it’s gratifying to boot up your favourite space-trucking game and find not…

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s alpha has new PvP matches called Conflict Zones

The alpha phase for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is moving right along. After letting players step out onto the surface for the first time last week, Frontier Developments are moving into phase two of the next expansion’s alpha testing. This week they’re dropping alpha testers into a new system and letting them battle it out in the new on foot PvP Conflict Zones. You can spot the new FPS action in a new video the developers have published alongside the launch of phase two. Read more

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey just sent alpha players onto the surface

We’ve got contact, Commanders. Elite Dangerous has fired up the alpha test for its Odyssey expansion—the one that’ll let you stomp around on space surfaces. No longer will pilots be confined to their cockpits. Starting today, Alpha players will be testing out combat and exploration over the course of a few weeks, according to this new flight plan. Frontier Developments say that the full launch for Odyssey is still expected in late spring this year, but you can catch a look at what’s coming right now. Read more

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey delayed on both PC and consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:04 GMT Frontier Developments have delayed the release of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey on both PC and consoles. Today, the studio shared an update regarding the ongoing development of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.According to Frontier, the ongoing impact of the pandemic and the renewed lockdowns in 2021 has added pressure on both the teams and the development timeline which has resulted in adjustments and changes to the development roadmap. Plans for the PC version have only been impacted slightly, however, plans for the console release will see a larger development shift. The studio is continuing its…

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Horizons expansion to be included with Elite Dangerous in October

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:52 GMT Frontier Developments has announced the Horizons update for Elite Dangerous will be folded into the base game.The Horizons expansion will be added to Elite Dangerous on October 27 as a free update.Players will receive the complete Horizons experience on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you previously purchased Horizons, you will receive an exclusive Azure paint job compatible with all 41 ships currently in the game.The expansion will remain on sale on all platforms until October 26 to allow players a last chance to obtain owner rewards and access to the Azure paint jobs.Horizons brings…