has announced that Elite: Dangerous players who own a non-Steam version of the space sim will soon receive a code that will let them register their product on Valve's retail platform.
Don't worry if you already own half the galaxy's ore reserves, either; Frontier and Valve are working on a way to connect existing accounts with Steam, so none of your progress is lost.
“We’ll soon be offering Steam keys to anyone who bought Elite: Dangerous from the EliteDangerous.com store who would like a key, and to anyone who buys the game from our store in the future,” community manager Edward Lewis posted on the.
We always appreciate it when you buy direct from our store because it means we can put more into supporting and developing Elite: Dangerous, but we know a number of long-time players and backers like to play through Steam and we think it’s fair everyone has that option, not just new players.”
Elite: Dangerous currently runs on Frontier's own servers, so player accounts still need to be linked to the new platform. The studio says that should happen by May 28, at which point you'll be able to generate a Steam key from your account page. This also applies to players who backed the game on Kickstarter.
If you don't own a copy already, Elite is of course availableright now for £39.99/$59.99.