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Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

Post  Fatboy Geezer on Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:30 am

Elite: Dangerous will launch on Xbox One.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced the console port of Frontier's space game during a presentation at GDC this evening.

In a follow-up press release, Frontier said the Xbox One version includes all content added to the PC version by February's Community Goals content update and March's Wings content update.

The March's Wings update will be released for the PC version next week. Here's the official blurb: "Wings will empower players to help protect friends on a risky trade run, spread out to map systems or hunt prey, and work together to reshape the galaxy."

In a post on the Frontier forum, David Braben insisted the Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous would not be "dumbed down".

Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One will be the complete and authentic Elite: Dangerous experience. It will not be 'dumbed down'. We'll be working with an all-new audience, but that doesn't mean a change in direction for the game, and nor does it mean slowing development on the PC version. The second of our updates - Wings - is being beta tested by some of you right now, and the third will be coming in the spring, free of charge. We'll be talking more about the third major update - Powerplay - soon!"

Braben added that the addition of more players to Elite: Dangerous (the game is coming to Mac, too) means the Cambridge-based studio can devote more resources to development.

And he confirmed that PC, Mac and Xbox One players will all share "the same overarching narrative and galaxy state". "That means even more players contributing to the wars, power struggles and Community Goals across the galaxy."

Not clued up on Elite: Dangerous? Check out the video on the game, below.

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Post  dazzamann on Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:01 am

Oh yes.......this will be a must for me, and hopefully kick my gaming mojo back into life
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Post  Fatboy Geezer on Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:30 am

I can definitely see the appeal for some people, not for me though. Something you have tried on the pc?
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Post  dazzamann on Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:00 am

Further back than that mate, originally played it on the C64, and use to waste days of my life playing it Very Happy
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Post  Sedgendary on Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:06 am

dazzamann wrote:Further back than that mate, originally played it on the C64, and use to waste days of my life playing it Very Happy

Elite Dangerous is a worthy sequel to the original Elite, got it on PC so not sure if I will be picking up the Xbox One version as I would miss my HOTAS fight stick
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Post  TreeMunky on Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:56 am

Awesome not sure I'll pick it up on the One as I have it on the PC but nice to see it being ported.
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Post  Fatboy Geezer on Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:34 am

But if you upgrade to the free windows 10 i would imagine that there would be cross play at some point
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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:04 am

dazzamann wrote:Further back than that mate, originally played it on the C64, and use to waste days of my life playing it Very Happy

+1 lol

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Post  Stee01 on Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:20 pm

Finally a good looking flying in space sim game coming on consoles. I enjoyed my space sim games back on the pc like Star Wars Rebel Assault back on the days when you got to use dos to load it up lol. Looking forward to seeing more about this.

Commodore 64 made me get into gaming. My grandad had it, would take about a min of four hours to load a game lol. Now people moan they haven't got a big enough hard drive lol
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Post  Sedgendary on Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:44 pm

Darkstar One isn't a bad one for the Xbox 360 as long as you can overlook the really bad voiceover
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Works for me!

Post  Moody Gnome on Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:12 pm

Oooh - best news in ages! I've been looking enviously at those high end spec, overclocked PC gamers playing Elite... what is there not to love if you are a 45 year old gamer like myself who spent most of his youth trying to get the original 'Elite' moniker by hauling drugs, shooting pirates and defeating Thargons (were they Thargons? Thargoids? Thargameisters? Can't remember but they spawned in hyperspace occasionally...)

Any release dates?

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:00 am

now thats some awesome news

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Post  Sedgendary on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:59 pm

No news on a release date just yet. I'm expecting that to be announced at E3
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