Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has been fairly up-front about how important VR is to the future of the space exploration game, so it's no surprise to hear that the team is gearing up for the release of Valve's Vive headset.
"Happy to announce Elite Dangerous is coming to SteamVR and HTC Vive with a free update later this year," wrote a member of the studio's PR team on Twitter.
Oculus support for the game has been planned since its inception, and in fact the very first time I got my hands on Elite at EGX, I played with a VR headset. It's just a natural fit for space and flight sims, which have that gyroscopic sense of movement. I was picking enemy ships off like Wedge Antilles.
The game's first major expansion, Horizons, is set to kick off this Winter with a planetary landing module.