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 to receive "new way to play" with Powerplay, take part in "ongoing battle for interstellar conquest"

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The next major update to Elite: Dangerous from developer Frontier will be pitting the galactic powers against one another in Powerplay, where Commanders will choose their side and help a faction dominate.

Each organisation is "fully fleshed-out" featuring perks, political leanings and a biography. They either grow in influence or fall to ruin as players help these factions vie for control.

Elite: Dangerous now available through Steam

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The massively multilayer space sim Elite: Dangerous is now being peddled through Steam, and it's ready to blast off for £39.99 in time for mankind's annual chocolate egg eating weekend, otherwise known as Easter.

Frontier's space launch just snuck up, and still remains available through their official online store. It's unclear whether current owners will be able to activate their copies through Steam in the future.

Mac client in beta for Elite: Dangerous, big update announcement "in around three weeks' time"

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Frontier is firing up the beta thrusters for the Elite: Dangerous Mac client this week, with a select few commanders being chosen for the rocky space flight. There's also a tease for the "biggest update so far" for the space sim.

The Powerplay update will be detailed in "around three weeks' time," and includes a "new method of interaction" in the game, and features AI-controlled drones for loot scavenging, mining and fuelling.

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.

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