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Watch out, Elite: Dangerous players, the Thargoids are coming

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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.

Frontier have scrapped their $100,000 Elite Dangerous tournament

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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.”

Elite Dangerous hitting Oculus Rift in time for launch

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We recently heard that Elite Dangerous wasn’t officially coming to Oculus, and that the developers ”chosen to focus on SteamVR.” But today, they’re singing a different tune!

Elite: Dangerous sticking with SteamVR, won't support Oculus RIft

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Despite using the Oculus Rift VR headset in the past to demo Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developers has confirmed that the game will not officially support the device. Instead, it will have official compatbility with the Steam VR.

Elite: Dangerous has sold 1.4 million copies to date

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Frontier Developers has announced that since the game's launch back in December 2014, the space sim Elite: Dangerous has sold 1.4 million units across all platforms, including PC, Mac and the Xbox One.

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