Elite: Dangerous

The triumvirate superpowers of the Empire, Federation and Independents dominate human space and constantly skirmish to outmanoeuvre one another on their frontiers.
EU & US Release date: 16 Dec, 2014

Elite: Dangerous Latest News

Elite: Dangerous' crowns its first Triple Elite player, rewards him £10,000

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Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has just forked over £10,000 to the first player to successfully reach Triple Elite status.

The Race to Elite competition was announced by Frontier back in December 2014 and would award the money to any individual who would be able to achieve Elite status in each of the Elite: Dangerous three main gameplay systems; trading, exploration and combat. For those unfamiliar with the title, the image shown at the top of this article was taken from the official site for Elite: Dangerous itself and budding Triple Elite wannabes can purchase the game over there right now.

Elite: Dangerous adds Pratchett's Disc space station in tribute to late author

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Soon the stars and space systems of Elite: Dangerous will be packed with homages to beloved, deceased celebrities; following on from their tributes to Leonard Nimoy comes a new space station dedicated to author Terry Pratchett.

The brilliant comedy/fantasy writer passed away last week at the age of 66, after an eight-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Elite: Dangerous will launch Nimoy Memorial station in honour of late actor

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Unsurprisingly there have already been a few gaming tributes to the brilliant actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week at the age of 83.

Elite: Dangerous studio Frontier Developments is the latest to pay their respects, namely by adding a new orbital station named after Nimoy in the game's 1.2 update.

Frontier trademark 'Elite: Deadly', possibly linked to Thargold insectoid race

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Elite: Dangerous is packed full of pew-pew pilots going about their space lives, but something deadly is on the horizon; literally. Frontier has been found with their sticky fingers on a trademark for 'Elite: Deadly'.

Some mused this could be a companion app of sorts, while others suggest it could be a return of the Thargold species. They're a truly alien insectoid race, and David Braben is eager to re-envision them.

Elite: Dangerous update 1.1 now out, next "planned for early March"

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Frontier has set loose update 1.1 for Elite: Dangerous which "expands the core game" with community-based goals, aptly named Community Goals. These let players participate in significant story events.

They're available in solo, multiplayer or private group modes. Now we can really help build the galaxy together, which has also expanded with route planning now at 1,000 light years. Astrophysics FTW.

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