Elite: Dangerous Summary
Having just released Planet Coaster to critical acclaim, it's hard to see Frontier Developments in anything but a bright white, angelic light. But the group works on more than just the popular park management sim, and the players of their other project - Elite Dangerous - are not too pleased with their actions.
There are some fairly big changes coming to Frontier's Elite Dangerous in the new Guardians update.
Elite:Dangerous launched almost 2 year years ago and with it being one of those games that updates regularly and will probably be updating for a long time to come so that they can achieve their end goals it has come to light that one of the things that is holding the game back is the support they provide for 32 bit operating systems as well as support for DirectX 10. As a result the support is going to come to an end soon, so that they will be able to focus on providing the quality that they want.
The insectoid aliens known as the Thargoids were staples of previous Elite titles, but the hostile bugs from parts unknown have been notably absent from Elite: Dangerous. But it looks like signs are slowly starting to appear warning of an impending invasion, and some intrepid players are around to decipher them.
We hope you weren’t looking forward to participating in Frontier’s $100,000 CQC Elite Dangerous tournament because, well, it isn’t running anymore. Frontier previously announced that they would be hosting a tournament at the end of 2016, but this has changed as a result of features to Elite Dangerous being delayed throughout the year.
“In order to run the tournament we wanted to bring in a number of specific features which would allow us to run the event in the way we had planned,” said Frontier in their latest blog post. “However, as you may remember the 2.1 update required a little longer in development as we focused on game improving features that went through the core game play experience and brought our largest Elite Dangerous update to date.”