Elite: Dangerous is discontinuing support for the Mac [Updated]

Bye Felicia

We’re sorry to inform fans of Elite: Dangerous on Apple computers that they’re soon going to be forced to choose between the platform and the game. It’s been officially announced that support for the game on Macs will be ended with the update in Q4, toward the end of the year. Players can still log in on PCs or via accounts logged into on Bootcamp, but you’ll have to use one of those methods. This is after Mac support was first added in 2015.

Players already know that there have been technical problems preventing Horizons from launching on the platform, although their specific nature has not been explained; what matters is that further technical improvements to the game didn’t appear to be making things any better. Some players are speculating that this will also mean Horizons is bundled into the base game, but whatever the expansion changes are, you won’t be seeing them natively on a Mac. Our condolences to the players affected.

Update: Frontier now says that if you’re angling for a refund, contact support.

“Hey! Good question. If anyone has any questions about how their Mac account will be affected, or our refunds policy, please get in touch with our customer support team at support.frontier.co.uk who are dealing with all requests on this subject on an individual basis!”

Thanks, Eric!


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