Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous is a game that hides its best features behind a lot of toil, but rewards your efforts many times over.


Key events

22nd December 2014

Elite: Dangerous review

FeatureMeet the Elite Dangerous players helping others beat the grind during lockdown

"It only takes small things to show we are a community".

Elite Dangerous' long-overdue Fleet Carriers get another six month delay

While Frontier addresses "recent and longstanding issues".

Elite Dangerous' big Beyond: Chapter 4 update is out next week

Free to existing players on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Here's Elite Dangerous' sleek new ship, the Mamba

Arriving with the Krait Phantom in next update.

Elite Dangerous' next big update arrives at the end of June

Adds Alliance Challenger ship, and more.

Elite: Dangerous' future is bright, and a little less beige

Frontier unveils 12-month roadmap, including new ships and better planets.

Planet Coaster soars past one million sales

Elite Dangerous now up to 2.75m.

Digital FoundryIs Elite Dangerous on PlayStation the definitive console version?

Pro powers ahead but Xbox One has better performance than base PS4.

FeatureThe state of Elite Dangerous

According to its most prominent players.

FeatureA three-year-old Elite Dangerous mystery is finally unravelling

A conspiracy, a derelict megaship and a crew gone mad.

Elite Dangerous' latest update gets off to a rocky start

Sim failure sparks galaxy rollback as bugs kick in.

Elite Dangerous patch notes accidentally references horrific United Airlines incident

"Fixed some instances of passengers refusing to leave their cabins."

Elite Dangerous gets long-awaited Multi-Crew feature today

Plus, "New mysterious things added."

FeatureHow things end

Alexis Kennedy on the progress of progress.

The copyright row that poleaxed the Elite Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG

Just days before its Kickstarter was due to end.

Elite Dangerous players find a third alien ruins site

And it looks a bit like a Boglin.

Elite Dangerous headed to PlayStation 4 in Q2 2017

Includes every expansion and season pass.

Frustrated Elite Dangerous players are trying to get Frontier to fix cheating

As developer admits failing to investigate some reports.

FeatureThe alien hunters of Elite: Dangerous

Inside the fascinating group effort to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

There's an Elite: Dangerous rock opera at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Promos tease what it will look and sound like.

Elite Dangerous players accuse Frontier of "god modding"

"No longer is there an illusion of a player driven universe."

VideoWatch: Grief and video games

Low Batteries episode six.

Elite: Dangerous' latest expansion caused AI spaceships to unintentionally create super weapons

"We don't think the AI became sentient in a Skynet-style uprising!"

Elite Dangerous: Horizons hits Xbox One 3rd June

The Engineers expansions launches on PC 26th May.

Elite: Dangerous Horizons full launch delayed

"It's ready when it's ready."

Watch a massive Elite: Dangerous fleet jump into hyperspace

Sci-fi cool in a way most games can only dream of.

Elite Dangerous: Arena launches standalone, priced 5

PVP mode now available separately.

Elite: Dangerous dev Frontier focuses on SteamVR

As work continues on adding official Oculus Rift support.

Elite Dangerous soars past 1.4m sold

Frontier in a "good financial position".

Horizons expansion announced for Elite: Dangerous

Planetary Landings coming to the game by the end of 2015.

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Preview early access program

Elite Dangerous available today, DayZ coming soon.

Frontier adds Pratchett's Disc starport to Elite: Dangerous

"We were all saddened to learn of his passing."

David Braben on how Elite: Dangerous on console will actually work

Always-online Xbox One version integrated into PC's universe.

Shadow of Mordor does simply win GDC 2015 Game of the Year

Should think a sequel is very likely.

Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

UPDATE: Will come to PS4 eventually, David Braben confirms.

Elite: Deadly trademark sets tongues wagging

May herald the return of the Thargoids.

Elite Dangerous 1.1 adds Community Goals and enhancements

Beta client available to download now.

Elite Dangerous guide

Our essential guide to flying the unfriendly skies in the new Elite.

Redundancies at Elite: Dangerous dev Frontier

As new game Coaster Park Tycoon announced.

FeatureElite: Dangerous and the art of the galactic grind

How Frontier's long-awaited space sim is trying to balance commerce and conflict for a new generation.

Elite: Dangerous, David Braben and a scale model Cobra MK III

Frontier dogged by backlash to no offline, but core fanbase remains on-board.

Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

UPDATE: Rethinks refunds for those who have already played the game.

Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

Would be "unacceptably limited".

Elite: Dangerous release date announced

Docks in time for Christmas.

Elite Dangerous Beta 3 goes live

New gameplay elements and visual effects sprinkled into the sandbox.

FeatureElite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

On consoles, Steam, Oculus Rift and massive spaceships.

Elite: Dangerous beta 2 launches this month

The original 1984 version of Elite is now free.

Elite: Dangerous' original budget was 8m

"It's grown by quite a lot," says David Braben.

50 Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 goes live

Marks the beginning of the final phase of development.

How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

"We would be stupid not to," says Braben.

David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous 100 premium beta

"It looks like a terribly capitalist way of doing it."

Video shows how to dock in Elite: Dangerous

As alpha 3 is released to backers.

FeatureThe resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

"If this were on console, there would be an expectation it would be dumbed down.”

Elite: Dangerous multiplayer footage comes in hot

Competitive and co-op gameplay looking good.

FeatureEurogamer readers' most anticipated games of 2014

Your top 10 choices for the year ahead.

Elite: Dangerous combat now playable if you're a 200 alpha backer

Paid up? You can now try single-player space battles.

Elite: Dangerous Oculus Rift support confirmed

Oculus Rift version to be made available to backers at no extra cost.

David Braben explains how Elite: Dangerous trailer was made

Rendered in-engine, but with extra spot effects.

Elite dev Frontier raises 4m from sale of shares

Cambridge-based company valued at 39.4 million.

First images of Elite: Dangerous surface

"I'm sure many of you will recognise the location."

What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

How many game ideas do you think were pitched?

Elite: Dangerous fully funded with 52 hours to go

Mac version and more ships listed as stretch goals.

Elite: Dangerous teaser trailer released as Frontier adds PayPal pledging option

Crowd-funding two thirds of the way to target with 15 days to go.

Elite: Dangerous footage blasts through multiplayer dogfight

Braben's Kickstarter creeps past 700k of 1.25m goal.

FeatureAre the rich old men ruining Kickstarter?

The true nature of crowd-funding is being obscured by big names and nostalgia.

Elite: Dangerous dev diary shows multiplayer gameplay as Kickstarter pushes past 500k mark

Sci-fi author launches Kickstarter to raise 4.5k to be allowed to write Elite book.

Elite: Dangerous screenshots and video are coming, Braben says

Frontier boss acknowledges negativity around Kickstarter: "You develop a thick skin over time."

Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter from series creator David Braben

"This is the game I have wanted Frontier to make for a very long time."

FeatureThe Bold and the Braben

From the archive: The Elite co-creator gets nostalgic

Elite IV is happening, but "very slowly"

The Outsider "will come out", says Braben.

More LostWinds blowing in

Frontier offers Elite IV, Outsider updates too.

Frontier still committed to Elite IV

Source: pre-production efforts on hold.