Take a look at what’s coming in Elite: Dangerous’ next major update

The final frontier indeed.

The team behind Elite: Dangerous has a history of putting lots of stuff in each big numbered patch. While there’s no firm date on the next patch for Horizons, it’s already clear that a lot of stuff is coming along. A fan video just below takes a look at everything that’s going into the update, which is good because there’s a lot of it.

So what’s changing in Horizons patch 2.1? Well, there’s avatar creation for NPCs as well as players, background galaxy interaction, engineers crafting custom ship modifications, and new NPC AI. There are also some in-game sightings of mysterious ships that behave in ways which no human ship should be able to, which may or may not be related to the alien barnacles that players have found. Check out the video (by Massively OP reader Colin) just below for more summary; there’s a lot going on in there.

Source: YouTube, Newlsetters #107, #106, #108, #109, UFO sighting; thanks to C H Ford for the tip!
Update: Michael Brooks has confirmed that the Commander Creator isn’t part of 2.1: “It’s the mechanics and mission givers that are created using the base technology.” Thanks Colin!
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