Watch out: Elite Dangerous just might be stealing everyone’s thunder this week with a double-whammy release day.
First up is the game’s long-awaited close quarters combat (CQC) update, which allows players to fight in arenas with smaller, more agile ships. There are three fighter craft from which to choose with this update: the Federal Fighter, Eagle, or Sidewinder. Frontier is preparing a $100,000 CQC tournament for the occasion that includes visits to the game studio and $15,000 payouts for winners.
In addition to the CQC patch, Frontier is launching Elite Dangerous on Xbox One today. It can be purchased through the system’s digital store for $37.49 and contains console-specific changes, including a new control scheme, achievements, and support for friends lists.