Elite Dangerous BETA – First Impressions – David Mayne
Check out the newest episode of Road Reviews as Dave’s talks about his first impressions on the BETA release of Elite Dangerous!
Elite: Dangerous is a forthcoming space adventure, trading and combat simulator that will be the fourth installment in the Elite video game series. As with the last two games in the series, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale open world galaxy, based on the real Milky Way, that’s as scientifically accurate as possible in a spaceship, and the gameplay is open-ended. The game will be the first in the series to feature massively multiplayer gameplay, with players’ actions affecting the narrative story of the game’s persistent universe, while also retaining single player options. It is the direct successor to Frontier: First Encounters, the third game in the Elite series, released in 1995.
Having been unable to agree to a funding deal with a publisher for many years, the developer began its Kickstarter campaign in November 2012. Early-access versions of the game have been playable by backers since December 2013. The full game is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.