Frontier Developments is releasing Beta 3.0 for space sim Elite: Dangerous today, adding two new spacseships as well as a host of improvements, fixes and tweaks.
The developers have notified players that servers will go offline at 7:30PM GMT today for a minimum of two hours, in order for the team to import the latest build.
So what can budding space adventurers expect? Well a few things stand out; they'll get two new ships, the Imperial Clipper and the Federal Dropship, asteroid mining is now available, and players can now own multiple ships. That's for starters, though the full list of patch notes, which you can check out here, also promises overhauled visuals, bug-squashes and new music and audio, among other minor additions. Despite all these new toys, there is a word of warning from the developers:
"Please keep in mind that we expect a similar release process to that of 2.0. There may be some issues at first, but we will be able to iron them out with your continued testing and support (just like last time). There will be further, smaller, updates in the coming days if and when new issues are identified."
Elite: Dangerous is set for release on PC later this year.