Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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June 26

Update 2.3.10

Greetings Commanders,

First up, thank you to everyone who has taken time testing and reporting issues with the 2.3.10 beta. It is very much appreciated for your assistance. We'll be releasing 2.3.10 at 10AM UK, 5AM East US this morning.

Please note that the 2.3.10 update will bring with it an extended server downtime, as you will have come to expect from previous updates. This downtime could last for seven to eight+ hours at the start of 10AM UK. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience!

Below are the changes for this update...


Stability Fixes

  • Fixed a Commander Data error that could occur when two players switch to a Fighter at the same time in Multi-Crew
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when in High Intensity Conflict Zones for extended periods of time
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving Supercruise in a busy area
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when activating Silent Running in a CQC match
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in the Capital Ship Encounters


General Fixes & Tweaks
  • General text fixes
  • Updated some translations
  • Fixed a target-able location in the Howard system
  • Audio: Fixed an issue with inbox message alert audio not playing
  • Audio: Fixed an issue whereby the audio would continue to loop when holding the fire button, after your shield cell bank had run out of ammo
  • Audio: Fixed an issue with the discovery scanner audio - Honks are back!
  • Audio: Various audio tweaks and fixes
  • Players will now be consistently moved safely out of asteroid rings when logging in, which should hopefully prevent asteroids from spawn killing players


Camera Suite
  • Fixed an issue that caused the 'Frameshift Charging' indicator to become stuck on screen if you cancelled a hyperjump whilst in the camera suite


Celestial
  • More factions have joined the Colonia region of space


Holo-Me Creator
  • Implemented various changes to improve the appearance of Holo-Me in extreme lighting conditions


Installations/POIs/USSs
  • Fixed an issue whereby the Technology 06 codex entry was missing from Ancient Ruins


Missions
  • Mission board generation optimisations


Multi-Crew
  • Added the ability for Helm to limit the functionality of the Gunner role if desired (for example, preventing the use of utility style modules or deploying/retracting hardpoints)
  • Added the ability for Helm to disable the Fighter Control role if desired
  • Fix to allow the Helm access to turret mode options when they do not have a Gunner in their Multi-Crew session
  • Multicrew activities that have crew slots available are now highlighted with ‘+’ symbols
  • The 'Switch Roles' button will now be greyed out if your SRV is carrying more cargo than the ship has capacity for


Network
  • General network tweaks and fixes


Outfitting

  • Fixed an issue whereby the Engine Detailing slot did not appear when using the the Detailing filter tab


Player Journal
  • Fixed an issue with NPC names becoming garbled in the Player Journal
  • Faction Pending and Recovery state information is now included in the Player Journal
  • Addressed an issue whereby certain events were missing from the Player Journal
  • New "EngineerContribution" event for making donations to unlock an Engineer


Ships
General Ship Fixes and Improvements
  • Anaconda: Fixed some visual issues with the Anaconda's cockpit and made some improvements
  • Asp: Moved the camera closer to prevent clipping in livery outfitting
  • Imperial Courier: Fixed an issue with the Imperial Courier's Slipstream paint job
  • Python: Python ship kits no longer appear worn when fully repaired


General Ship Audio Fixes and Improvements
  • Audio: Improvements to the "Rotational Correction" voice lines when returning to the helm from a fighter

Source: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/359651

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June 13

Elite Dangerous 2.4: The Return

Greetings Commanders,

The Thargoids have returned, and yes, you should be very afraid.



Last night we managed to pull off something special; our fantastic community joined together to take part in a Community Goal that would reveal information to change the galaxy forever. Thanks to you, we were able to transfer enough data to Professor Palin who was able to confirm our suspicions: The Thargoids are back… the same enemy so many of our Commanders feared from the original 1984 Elite.

Today we’re excited to announce that Elite Dangerous 2.4 The Return will launch Quarter 3 of 2017, and you will be in direct conflict with our insectoid friends. These fearsome creatures are unlike anything you’ve come across before in Elite Dangerous, meaning that you’ll have to discover new ways to fight, work together, and defend against their new types of weaponry and armour.



The Return will play out differently to previous releases in Elite Dangerous: Horizons, with content and story beats affecting all Commanders releasing in the months following its initial release.

As a story-centric update, showing too much ahead of time would spoil the surprise and make for a lesser experience for the community. We want The Return to surprise and shock you as much as possible, but that said, you can expect for further reveals and information about the future of Elite at various community and gaming events throughout the year, such as the upcoming Lavecon.

David Braben talks about the history of the Thargoids, and about how 2.4 The Return will unfold, in the video we posted to our YouTube account:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX49v8zYutI

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Reviews

“Capable of delivering some of the best stories about spaceships you've ever taken part in”
86% – PC Gamer

“Satisfying handling that sets a new standard for any cockpit-based genre.”
8/10 – Edge Magazine

“Shining Bright Like a Supernova”
95% – The Koalition

About This Game

Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and handcrafted evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.

A Galaxy Of Wonders
The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite Dangerous' open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history.

A Unique Connected Game Experience
Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and handcrafted evolving narrative.

Blaze Your Own Trail
Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

Massively Multiplayer
Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Experience the connected galaxy alone in Solo mode or with players across the world in Open Play, where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy. You will need to register a free Elite Dangerous account with Frontier to play the game.

A Living Game
Elite Dangerous grows and expands with new features and content. Major updates react to the way players want to play and create new gameplay opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of players cooperating, competing and exploring together in the connected galaxy.

The Original Open World Adventure
Elite Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984's genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Oculus Rift and TrackIR
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
    • Processor: 2.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M 1GB (or equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.3)
    • Processor: 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M (2GB video memory) / AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2GB video memory)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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