Elite Dangerous Odyssey confirms a May 19 release date on PC

    
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It looks like the progress being made in the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha is moving at a predictable enough pace that Frontier Developments can announce when the expansion will release. A recent tweet confirms that the PC version of the Odyssey expansion will land on Wednesday, May 19th, to Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Frontier Store.

A post on the game’s forums further thanks players of the Odyssey alpha. “Your feedback during the alpha period has been invaluable and made this release date possible,” notes the post. “We’ll continue collecting your feedback throughout the upcoming alpha phase 4 and beyond launch as we work on further improvements and content updates.” On the subject of those alpha phases, we’ll report in from phase three soon, but in the meantime you can check out impressions of phases one and two.

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Khrome

Way too soon…

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Ok_Chip261

We shouldn’t be surprised. Frontier’s investors have been told to expect over £10m of Odyssey sales by financial year end next month, which is around ten times the sales rate of the main game launch, and Frontier must release by then to legally cash-in the preorders.

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CMDR_Cotic

Looking forward to May 19th. Spent most of last year playing other games and have decided I will wipe my character for a fresh start when this drops.

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styopa

That’s such an obvious and – seemingly – trivial QOL improvement ED simply refuses to address: single character gameplay.

For example, I love exploring. Right now my ship is in the galactic equivalent of western Montana, and – short of plowing into a star – getting back to the bubble will take forever*. So when they have cool events, things to explore/investigate, or even if I just feel like a little pvp’ing…”sorry, you don’t get to do that!”

If they let people start alteregos it would very much enrich my ability to enjoy the parts of the games I feel like playing when I feel like playing it…without the punishment of weeks of travel time and abandonment of other long term exploring goals. :(

*for that matter, with the new expansion, I rather expect that I can’t just keep exploring, I’ll have to lug my sorry ass back to buy whatever “special” sampling equipment/hardware I’ll need for the new gameplay anyway….any idea if that’s the case?

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Ok_Chip261

But ED does let people start alteregos. Buy another account. You can buy as many as you like.

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styopa

I enjoy a lot about ED but I don’t think I’m going to be an early adopter on this one. Might want to let them shake out 4-6 months of bugs and issues and frustrations before I haul out my Explorca again.

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Gipfeli

might as well just jump into it. frontier is very well known for being super slow at fixing those bugs out.
might change those ‘months’ to ‘years’