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

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Cotic_OP the people who are still using 32 bit prob aren’t playing these games so it seems like a great idea to just drop 32 bit.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Loopstah BKone DamnDirtyApe Its 40 for an entire season of expansions..so all in all not bad at all .

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Cool more stuff to do is never a bad thing..IMO

Cotic_OP
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Cotic_OP

DahkohtLewin 
It’s an awkward one to answer because it’s two questions in one. For example, a system isn’t an instance, so you could have 500 people in a system but when you drop into a RES, a station, a nav beacon or whatever, your “bubble” can only contain 32 player characters maximum, and 32 players in one bubble is surprisingly chaotic.

davidemo89
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davidemo89

DahkohtLewin 32 is the number. If and when the avarage connection speed is higher they will raise the players limit.

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Got mixed answers last time I asked this , so going to try again. What’s the max number of players I’m going to get to be around , as I think I’d enjoy this game , but keep hearing no more than 32 in an “instance” , while others says there are lots more around than that.

I want to play where I see way more than that number of folks in the same instance , so it the 32 player max thing true or not ?

davidemo89
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davidemo89

Loopstah BKone DamnDirtyApe it’s not 40$ for the expansion. is 40$ for 1 year season pack.
Every season is 40$ if you want to play with the new features and every season comes out every year.

Loopstah
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Loopstah

BKone DamnDirtyApe Agreed, although i wish there wasn’t a $40 price tag attached to this “extension”, especially since the game proper is fairly barebone in terms of meaningful content.

BKone
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BKone

DamnDirtyApe Yeah, this is how you build and extend a game.

DamnDirtyApe
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DamnDirtyApe

I’ve been obsessed with space games lately so I’m really looking forward to seeing how fun this expansion turns out.  I have yet to buy into E:D, but I really like where the game is headed based on everything I’ve read about it.

Cotic_OP
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Cotic_OP

It’s good to see they’ve gone 64bit only.
I saw in Braben’s latest sneaky video that the beta may be delayed for a day or two, nothing confirmed yet though. Some really nice screenshots in that newsletter.

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