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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Very Positive (1,185) - 93% of the 1,185 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (25,949) - 68% of the 25,949 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 2, 2015

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December 3

Beyond - Chapter Four: Release Date Announcement

Greetings Commanders,

We’re very pleased to announce that Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four will be released on... Tuesday 11 December!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNL8Agx151o

This brand new update arrives just in time for the chilly nights of the winter holidays, and while you might be tempted to stay inside where it's warm and snug, we will be bringing you a variety of features to get you out there... in space!

Exploration
The Analysis Mode with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing, brand new way for all Commanders to explore the Milky Way galaxy. After the initial scan of the system, you will then be able to tune your scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience, but now you will be able to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and you will be more rewarded for your time spent exploring. Commanders will now have probes at their disposal to map the planetary surfaces, and planetary rings, in detail, to locate points of interest and leave your mark on the galaxy in a different way.

Mining
Asteroid belts and planetary rings are about to get very busy. New tools and mechanics will provide a fresh, exciting and lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions, and then the best specific asteroids to probe and excavate for rewards. With the right amount of skill and expertise, the new Abrasion blaster, Sub-surface displacement missile, and Seismic charge launcher, will provide some exciting and explosive results.

Squadrons
Squadrons is a new in-game way of uniting like-minded Commanders to support factions of their choice and compete for top spots in seasonal leader boards. New communication tools, including in-game chat channels, will help you blaze trails together, and leave your Squadron's mark on the galaxy.

...and so much more!

You can check out all of the upcoming changes and additions via the forum threads here:


We can’t wait for you to explore all that awaits you in the fourth chapter of the Beyond series of updates!

Good luck out there, Commander!
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November 29

Frontier's 24 Hour Charity Stream 2018!

Hello everyone,

It's that time of the year again, where it's all about giving, sharing, and celebrating. And of course we wouldn't have it any other way then to celebrate this time with you...

Frontier's 24 Hour Charity Stream!

On 17 December, 2018 (midday UTC), Frontier will be starting our fourth annual Charity livestream to raise money for SpecialEffect, a wonderful charity which helps people with physical disabilities use technology and play videogames. It's a charity we are all incredibly passionate about, and last year we raised over £58,000 together with you all - we can't wait to reach more milestones this year and have 24 hours full of fun activities for you to enjoy. We will be hosting several activities in the weeks to come as well as during the 24 hour stream, which will end on 18 December, midday UTC.


Charity Auction

This year we've got another exciting Charity Auction lined up for you; this Auction features unique prizes that you can bid on, like two special Elite Dangerous paintjobs, signed props from our Jeff Goldblum interview earlier this year, or a unique Planet Coaster cushion set (and loads more, don't worry!). We will post separately about all the prizes you can bid on in the coming week. All of the money from the Charity Auction goes to our Just Giving page for SpecialEffect, and you will receive your amazing prize (if you are the highest bidder) after the Charity stream.


Charity Sweepstake

The Charity Sweepstake is the final hour of the livestream (so 11AM UTC on 18 December) and it's the hour during which we give out loads of amazing prizes to our wonderful community. For every £1 you donate to our Just Giving campaign between now and 18 December 11 AM UTC, you get 1 entry into the prize draw (so if you donate £10, you get 10 entries, and so forth). At the end of the stream we will pick winners together on screen, so make sure to donate and enter your email address (the optional field at donation, not as a comment) for a chance to win one of the following amazing prizes:


  • Noblechairs ICON in white
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Xbox One X
  • Thrustmaster (for platform of your choice)
  • Elgato StreamDeck Mini
  • HyperX headsets
  • Corsair HS50, GLAIVE Mouse, MM800 pad
  • Frontier Goodiebag
  • Frontier Game Bundle on the platform of your choice x3 (contains Elite Dangerous + Horizons, Planet Coaster Deluxe, Jurassic World Evolution, and LostWinds 1 + 2)
  • Planet Coaster Vinyl
  • Frontier £25 Merch Design Voucher x3
  • ... and much more!


Milestones!

You are changing lives by donating to SpecialEffect and for that we cannot thank you enough! During the 24 hour livestream, for every £1,000 we reach in donations, we have a milestone activation - this will unlock a special giveaway or some secret Frontier content for you! So do keep supporting the cause during the stream as much as you can, and help us reach our target goal of £30,000!

Streaming Schedule

We've also enlisted the help of some fabulous community content creators to help us raise as much money as possible. During the 24 hours, we have a separate streaming schedule where you can always find someone playing the game or doing charity challenges with their communities. We will post the full roster as soon as possible.

Thank you as always for the incredible and valuable support during the past year; from the launch of Jurassic World Evolution to the community meet-ups and the countless game updates, it means the world to us to have you by our side. We hope you're excited to join our cause and our celebration, and remember that it's all going towards SpecialEffect. Every little bit makes a huge difference in someone else's life.

See you on 17 December, 12PM UTC!

https://twitch.tv/frontierdevelopments

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Frontier-Developments%5b/url


Terms and Conditions

Charity Sweepstake

  • Every full £1 (UK British pounds) donated to the Just Giving page is an entry into the prize draw.
  • If a donation is made in another currency, it will be converted to make sure you receive the correct number of entries into the prize draw.
  • The prize draw will be held on 18 December, 2018 at 11AM UTC as the final part of the livestream. Any donation made between the time this post goes live and 18 December, 2018 11AM UTC will count towards this prize draw.
  • For prize draw tickets to be valid, they must include suitable contact details. Please put your email address in the donation field (not as a publicly viewable comment).
  • Prizes in the Sweepstake may be substituted for one of equal value if, for any reason, they become unavailable, such as going out of stock.
  • Prizes are available worldwide.
  • Where a prize is not deliverable by a specific merchant, vouchers may be offered for a suitable retailer instead. Specifically for the Gaming PC, Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.
  • Prizes will be shipped in January 2019, after all the winners' addresses have been collected. Game codes will be sent as soon as possible after the stream concludes on 18 December.
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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470/ATI 7240HD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • 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

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