Access to the current Elite: Dangerous beta version will set you back a whopping £50, but luckily Frontier Developments doesn’t have quite such a grandiose pricing structure for its upcoming retail release. The British outfit has announced launch plans for its ambitious space-trading sequel which is arriving later this year, including exclusive pre-order content and day one bonuses for those who snap up Elite: Dangerous early.
Frontier’s epic space adventure is expected to arrive in Q4 2014 for PC, and features a gigantic 1:1 scale representation of the Milky Way, as players explore, trade and fight in a massively multiplayer persistent universe. It’s the fourth official title in the Elite series and it’s been a long time coming; the last we saw of Elite was Frontier: First Encounters way back in 1995, but original Elite dev David Braben is still heading things up. [More]