Elite: Dangerous

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

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22nd December 2014

Elite: Dangerous review

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

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

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

Arriving with the Krait Phantom in next update.

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

Adds Alliance Challenger ship, and more.

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

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

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Planet Coaster soars past one million sales

Elite Dangerous now up to 2.75m.

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Digital FoundryIs Elite Dangerous on PlayStation the definitive console version?

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

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FeatureThe state of Elite Dangerous

According to its most prominent players.

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

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

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Elite Dangerous' latest update gets off to a rocky start

Sim failure sparks galaxy rollback as bugs kick in.

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Elite Dangerous patch notes accidentally references horrific United Airlines incident

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

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FeatureHow things end

Alexis Kennedy on the progress of progress.

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

Just days before its Kickstarter was due to end.

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Elite Dangerous headed to PlayStation 4 in Q2 2017

Includes every expansion and season pass.

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

As developer admits failing to investigate some reports.

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FeatureThe alien hunters of Elite: Dangerous

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

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Elite Dangerous players accuse Frontier of "god modding"

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

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VideoWatch: Grief and video games

Low Batteries episode six.

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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!"

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Elite Dangerous: Horizons hits Xbox One 3rd June

The Engineers expansions launches on PC 26th May.

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Watch a massive Elite: Dangerous fleet jump into hyperspace

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

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Elite Dangerous: Arena launches standalone, priced 5

PVP mode now available separately.

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Elite: Dangerous dev Frontier focuses on SteamVR

As work continues on adding official Oculus Rift support.

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Elite Dangerous soars past 1.4m sold

Frontier in a "good financial position".

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Horizons expansion announced for Elite: Dangerous

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

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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Preview early access program

Elite Dangerous available today, DayZ coming soon.

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Frontier adds Pratchett's Disc starport to Elite: Dangerous

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

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

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

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Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

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

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Elite: Deadly trademark sets tongues wagging

May herald the return of the Thargoids.

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Elite Dangerous 1.1 adds Community Goals and enhancements

Beta client available to download now.

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Elite Dangerous guide

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

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Redundancies at Elite: Dangerous dev Frontier

As new game Coaster Park Tycoon announced.

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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.

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

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

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Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

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

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Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

Would be "unacceptably limited".

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Elite: Dangerous release date announced

Docks in time for Christmas.

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Elite Dangerous Beta 3 goes live

New gameplay elements and visual effects sprinkled into the sandbox.

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FeatureElite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

On consoles, Steam, Oculus Rift and massive spaceships.

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Elite: Dangerous beta 2 launches this month

The original 1984 version of Elite is now free.

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Elite: Dangerous' original budget was 8m

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

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50 Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 goes live

Marks the beginning of the final phase of development.

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How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

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

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David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous 100 premium beta

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

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Video shows how to dock in Elite: Dangerous

As alpha 3 is released to backers.

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FeatureThe resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

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

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Elite: Dangerous multiplayer footage comes in hot

Competitive and co-op gameplay looking good.

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FeatureEurogamer readers' most anticipated games of 2014

Your top 10 choices for the year ahead.

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

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

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Elite: Dangerous Oculus Rift support confirmed

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

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David Braben explains how Elite: Dangerous trailer was made

Rendered in-engine, but with extra spot effects.

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Elite dev Frontier raises 4m from sale of shares

Cambridge-based company valued at 39.4 million.

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First images of Elite: Dangerous surface

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

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What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

How many game ideas do you think were pitched?

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Elite: Dangerous fully funded with 52 hours to go

Mac version and more ships listed as stretch goals.

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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.

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Elite: Dangerous footage blasts through multiplayer dogfight

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

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FeatureAre the rich old men ruining Kickstarter?

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

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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.

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Elite: Dangerous screenshots and video are coming, Braben says

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

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Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter from series creator David Braben

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

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FeatureThe Bold and the Braben

From the archive: The Elite co-creator gets nostalgic

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Elite IV is happening, but "very slowly"

The Outsider "will come out", says Braben.

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More LostWinds blowing in

Frontier offers Elite IV, Outsider updates too.

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Frontier still committed to Elite IV

Source: pre-production efforts on hold.