Elite: Dangerous gives a glimpse at its future at Lavecon

Even as E3 rages on, the recent Lavecon has closed its doors for another year. The player-led gaming and geek convention continues to feature Elite: Dangerous and the rest of the Elite franchise as its tentpole, which means that we got a lot of new information about the MMOPRG out of it.

Panels on the game discussed features and upcoming changes involving mining, exploration, and art. Pilots will be getting new tools to crack open those asteroids for their sweet payout, not to mention new sensor probes to take a look at bodies in space long before a ship gets there. The community also got an opportunity to ask a bunch of pressing questions to the developers.

Take a look at some of the screenshots and the Frontier panel below!

Elite Dangerous 2.4 Screens (from LaveCon2017 stream)

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Lethality

The future of Elite looks a lot like the past of Elite…

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MassivelyMacD

There are other space operas where the same can be said…

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What is it with people with the flair for the dramatic who play space sims? Elite, SC, Eve? Really not baiting but it seems to be a common thing.

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ghostlight

Definitely keeping an eye on this one, and as I’ve noted in the past, when they get around to adding ‘space legs’ I will be all-in.

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PhoenixDfire

Folks, the Game is on 3.0 with 3.1 coming out on June the 28th. You’ve got the wrong video, Here’s the Frontier Panel

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Tobasco da Gama

The mining and especially exploration changes look really cool. Shooting probes at a planet to see if there’s anything worth landing for sure beats the current method of planetary exploration.

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UpayaBlossom

These are some really fantastic improvements. I’m super looking forward to seeing what exploration looks like after they launch the improvements. I am stupid happy I have a second account that is just an always-in-the-black explorer :D

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CapnLan

Just so you know, everything here was from last year. Elite is currently on 3.0.5 and all the things like the Beluga and ship naming have been in game for a while now. The big engineer rebalance and rework already happened too. Someone sent you some really old links lol.