It might well be the mother of all community-driven events.
A group of Elite: Dangerous players are attempting to voyage together to the very edge of the Milky Way galaxy in-game. Operating under the umbrella of Distant Worlds 2, the expedition is taking more than 8,000 pilots over 65,000 light years away from Earth. Starting next Monday, January 13th, the expedition will spend over 20 weeks on an outward bound trip to Beagle Point in an effort to create “the definitive massively multiplayer exploration experience.”
It won’t be an easy or safe voyage, which is why so many players are banding together to lend support and guidance along the way. In preparation for the trip, pilots have been modifying their ships for the hundreds of frame-shift hops across the galaxy. Any deaths will result in that pilot going back to the start, which is why repair ships are coming along for the tour.
During the trip, players will build a special space station around a huge black hole with the help of developers. This station will be the staging ground for future high-level content and exploration.