Elite Dangerous shows off the system specs for Horizon in its latest newsletter

What will it take for you to land your ship on planets in Elite: Dangerous? Well, at the very least it will take a computer powerful enough to run the Horizons expansion. The most recent official newsletter unveils the official system specifications, and while the specifications in question are not bargain-basement level most recent computers shouldn’t have many issues. Running 64-bit Windows 7 with a quad-core processor and a GPU manufactured within the past five years? You’ll be fine.

Fans can also check out some illegal racing footage (from inside the game, that is), along with a thank-you letter from David Braben and instructions on taking part in the expansion beta. You can also check out that racing footage just below if your greatest ambition is to land on planetary surfaces just to defy local laws and drive on stuff you’re no supposed to. We’re not here to judge.

Source: Official Newsletter; thanks to Viking for the tip!
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PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

Price dropped on both the Store and Steam to £9.99 ($15). That means you could buy E: D and then get Horizons for the same price as Horizons alone and still get the Cobra MK IV.

Kataq
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Kataq

Smiggins Yes, you can’t log out during combat, 15 second wait.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Have they fixed the combat logging yet?

Kheran
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Kheran

Very nice ! I can’t wait and see if this expansion will add interesting gameplay. I’m so fed up of trading, haha ;)

lapo
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lapo

theeknighthood Cotic_OP DahkohtLewin happens a lot with the smaller outposts. 
The actual number of maximum concurrent players in an instance depends on the connection speed and latency of the people in the instance. The game seems to aim for a specific performance limit and any extra connections that would put the instance over that limit gets shifted to a new instance.

Loopstah
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Loopstah

davidemo89 Loopstah BKone DamnDirtyApe Ah ok. I guess i misunderstood then. That does sound like a good approach to updates, but i think i will sit out the first season simply to gauge the cadence of content releases.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

DamnDirtyApe  cool, haven´t heard of Empyrion before. Will have a look

DamnDirtyApe
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DamnDirtyApe

TheChiefTurtle You may want to check out Empyrion too.  It’s very similar to Space Engineers, but a little more focused on ‘survival’.  It also runs a lot better on my computer.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

almost bought this rather expensive expansion then I came accross SPACE ENGINEERS which just added mindblowing awesome planets you can do incredible stuff on. My appetite for planets is now satisfied

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Cotic_OP DahkohtLewin Yeah, imagine trying to dock at a busy station if the limit was 64 or 128, you would end up having to wait for a parking spot :D