Remember back in October, when Frontier announced that it was listening to player feedback and bumping off Elite Dangerous’ big December content update – the one with fleet carriers – to 2020 in favor of some hefty clean-up patches? The first leg of that is coming to fruition in January, according to the studio’s latest dev blog.
“For this update, our first and foremost priority is to ensure that everyone is able to have a seamless experience when playing Elite Dangerous, so our focus will be on aiming to resolve game breaking bugs and stability issues that cause disconnects, softlocks and crashes,” the studio says. “By working internally with Customer Support, QA and Development teams, alongside the feedback you shared with us here and via the Issue Tracker, we’ve identified and are addressing a number of issues in the January Update, which we’ve detailed below.”
Bonus, this late-January update will also come with a series of betas, the first of which will run over Thanksgiving weekend. Notably, the studio will be testing post-Thargoid station repair, tiling objects, the galaxy map, keyboard input, crew audio, scan delays, conflict zones, the Invincible Heart, instance splitting, and exit crashes, among multiple other named and unnamed issues.
Commanders, the next Elite Dangerous update will launch in January 2020, with an open PC beta running from 27 November – 2 December! Check out the details here: https://t.co/8aoXMpV6zS pic.twitter.com/FaLLnXMWsW
— Elite Dangerous (@EliteDangerous) November 21, 2019