Elite Dangerous posts plans for PS4 launch and beyond

    
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The club itself is not elite.

Crowding in on a packed MMO month this June, Elite Dangerous will launch on the PlayStation 4, bringing this space sim to consoles for the first time. But what does that mean for all players of the game going forward?

The team posted a preview of what’s being worked on behind the scenes, starting with the rollout of 2.3.10 on June 27th. This patch, which will role out to every game version, is mostly focused on under-the-hood fixes for game stability and performance.

Following that is a “mystery update” that will be spread out over time: “We’ll be providing a little more information about the update to the community and the press during E3 on June 13th and 14th. We’ll be hosting special community livestreams and activity so stay tuned for more news and updates as we get closer to the date. I can, however, tell you that this update will be slightly different to previous ones — content will be revealed over time rather than all being available on day one. Additional pieces of exciting content will surface over the coming months as the narrative progresses.”

The team said that past these two updates will come more improvements, including efforts to shore up the core gameplay experience. A more detailed roadmap is planned to be revealed at “a very special event” later this year.

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styopa

“bringing this space sim to consoles for the first time.”
It still actually has yet to come to pcs, in terms of a fully functional released game…

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Mick the Barbarian

Interesting. If they support PSVR, it’s a no brainer for PS4 owners. E:D is still one of the most awesome and jawdroppingly beautiful games for VR.

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Melissa McDonald

That was my hope as well. It’s already Oculus Rift compatible

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CapnLan

I’m looking forward to the performance and core game play adjustments the most. I love Elite but man it sure needs some help in those areas. Glad to see the devs giving a focus on them, even if it comes a bit later on.

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Xijit

I am honestly torn on this: I know that a steam sale is coming up & that the PC version will be cheaper, have better visuals, and stronger support down the road … but I also know that the PC version will have more bugs & that I have gotten far more comfortable gaming from my couch.

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Xijit

yeah, but just early access … I know Justin also overlooked this (since the game was originally listed as just a PS4 launch & then pumped out on Xbone with little fan fare) but at the same time, the game has not actually “launched” on the Xbone either since it is still in a test state.

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primal

no not early access. it was fully released on PC end of 2014. they may of had a early access to some beta build of xbox but its long since been fully launched.