Elite Dangerous patches in preparation for Xbox One X support

The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t the only MMO getting love with the Xbox One X launch tomorrow: Frontier posted today that Elite Dangerous is also aiming to support Microsoft’s new toy.

“On the Xbox One X Elite Dangerous can output in true 4k; any other settings will depend on your console settings and the sort of monitor or TV you are using. We’ve also added two new options: Performance and Quality options, and 1080p and 4k options. This second option will allow you to change the resolution the game renders to, which is an in-game setting that is completely independent from the settings within the Xbox One X itself. If the console’s settings are different, the output will be upscaled or downscaled. To achieve the highest frame rate, you could choose Performance and 1080p. Alternatively you can choose higher quality graphics by using the Quality setting, at the cost of some performance. In short, you can pick what best suits you!”

The update is technically live already for Xbox One players with “minimal downtime,” though of course the console isn’t officially live until tomorrow.

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zeko_rena

Oh did this console launch now or something?

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Dystopiq

Experience the boredom of empty space in 4k!

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Melissa McDonald

Space is empty, hence the term “space”. You have to use your imagination, the game isn’t for everyone.

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cmdr_cotic

Hopefully someone does a comparison between the 2 machines and then the modes on the new machine.
Pretty crazy to think true 4K is available on consoles.

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Melissa McDonald

#TimeHasCome

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Evan Schultheis

Xbox players are gonna be disappointed when they learn they have to buy a HOTAS and a PC to play it.

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CapnLan

Elite actually works incredibly well with a controller. I play on PC and have been using an Xbox controller the entire time. It makes for a great dual stick substitute. Add in the chat pad and I have all my functions and keybinds right on the controller. It’s great for those who can’t justify a piece of hardware for one game but still want some flight sticks. I highly recommend it.

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Evan Schultheis

I’m interested in a solid comparison of keyboard/HOTAS/controller then. Most flight sim games are built for one method and it’s very rare where all three are equally competetive.

I’ll go look around for some reviews or something.

CapnLan
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CapnLan

I believe the HOTAS or a true dual stick setup is generally going to be better, especially in combat scenarios. I just happen to find the controller to be a great alternative as I can’t justify spending cash on a piece of hardware that I’ll use only for one game. I also play a lot of console ports that work better on a controller so I can justify that expense.

It also helps that I’m mainly a space trucker and explorer and do very little combat. Serious combat pilots who can invest in a HOTAS probably should. I think most Xbox players will be fine with just sticking to a controller though.

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Evan Schultheis

Yeah as someone used to SWTOR raiding when I finally get a gaming computer (my old one I played Elite on died) I’m gonna invest in a HOTAS to do competitive PvP/PvE in ED.

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Adam Asbury

The game works quite well with a controller. Since I only have experience playing on pc, I can’t comment on the console part. I would think that the xbox one x would clear up the framerate drops that tend to plague the other consoles, but I guess we’ll see soon enough.

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