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Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

REVIEWS
“Capable of delivering some of the best stories about spaceships you've ever taken part in”
86% – PC Gamer

“Satisfying handling that sets a new standard for any cockpit-based genre.”
8/10 – Edge Magazine

“Shining Bright Like a Supernova”
95% – The Koalition

ABOUT THIS GAME
Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and handcrafted evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.

A Galaxy Of Wonders
The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite Dangerous' open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history.

A Unique Connected Game Experience
Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and handcrafted evolving narrative.

Blaze Your Own Trail
Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

Massively Multiplayer
Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Experience the connected galaxy alone in Solo mode or with players across the world in Open Play, where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy. You will need to register a free Elite Dangerous account with Frontier to play the game.

A Living Game
Elite Dangerous grows and expands with new features and content. Major updates react to the way players want to play and create new gameplay opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of players cooperating, competing and exploring together in the connected galaxy.

The Original Open World Adventure
Elite Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984's genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470/ATI 7240HD
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 25 GB available space
RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 25 GB available space
Additional Notes: Supports Oculus Rift and TrackIR
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John.Mason18/09/2019 15:28

Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly …Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly managed to get Elite status but never quite got there.


Not old, classic

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Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly managed to get Elite status but never quite got there.
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Love this game. Make sure you say goodbye to friends and family before you start playing.
Used to play this loads until end of last year, took a break from it and in between purchased no mans sky which is many ways is a lot more fun.
VR implementation in this is much better - especially around ship combat which I hate in NMS, but it still feels empty, Ive not seen another human player in near 2 years and development just seems to have slowed down. As for plot, I neither remember nor care what I'm supposed to be doing. Maybe its improved over last 8 months, I'd love AI wingmen for a start.

For VR its still the pinnacle, warping in to a new system is amazing, just after a few hundred hours it gets a bit samey and a bit grindy.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 18th Sep
Still an amazing game especially in VR.
You do need to dedicate a lot of time to it as you cant just stop and save at any point.
It is without doubt the best VR game I have played tho not for those who suffer from motion sickness.
VR does really need voice attack with an HCS voice pack
Heat added, one of the best space sims out there, sure there is a lack of story etc. and if you get serious about your ships its a gindfest, but man its an amazing sapce sim underneath.
spectra704518/09/2019 14:15

Still an amazing game especially in VR.You do need to dedicate a lot of …Still an amazing game especially in VR.You do need to dedicate a lot of time to it as you cant just stop and save at any point.It is without doubt the best VR game I have played tho not for those who suffer from motion sickness.VR does really need voice attack with an HCS voice pack



2 years at this point and i still enjoying popping in VR on this game, just amazing in VR.
Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly managed to get Elite status but never quite got there.
John.Mason18/09/2019 15:28

Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly …Used to play the original version on the BBC Micro (yes I'm old). Nearly managed to get Elite status but never quite got there.


Not old, classic

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jaydeeuk118/09/2019 13:51

Used to play this loads until end of last year, took a break from it and …Used to play this loads until end of last year, took a break from it and in between purchased no mans sky which is many ways is a lot more fun.VR implementation in this is much better - especially around ship combat which I hate in NMS, but it still feels empty, Ive not seen another human player in near 2 years and development just seems to have slowed down. As for plot, I neither remember nor care what I'm supposed to be doing. Maybe its improved over last 8 months, I'd love AI wingmen for a start.For VR its still the pinnacle, warping in to a new system is amazing, just after a few hundred hours it gets a bit samey and a bit grindy.


What's that no man's sky like then? I liked this but do not have the time to grind and got sick of warping everywhere.
^^My copy came on a cassette, that way when it got caught in the cassette roller it would ruin the tape and you would lose your 50 hours of game play save........which was nice. lol
sprite12759418/09/2019 15:38

What's that no man's sky like then? I liked this but do not have the time …What's that no man's sky like then? I liked this but do not have the time to grind and got sick of warping everywhere.


I've only played in VR so far. Its impressive and is being constantly patched and updated, more focused on planetary base building - think fortnite, and exploring, crafting etc. Runs like crap on a 1060 though even on min settings, its a game for now that needs a 1080 minimum.
I had been playing standing, have since decided its a game meant to be played sat down (for now) Shame no room scale support, and flying a ship using the vive controllers is horrible, especially having to 'grip' the controller! An option to use my flight stick would be nice, but don't know how they would get it to work. Even being able to use the touch pads would be an improvement
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 18th Sep
jaydeeuk118/09/2019 16:26

I've only played in VR so far. Its impressive and is being constantly …I've only played in VR so far. Its impressive and is being constantly patched and updated, more focused on planetary base building - think fortnite, and exploring, crafting etc. Runs like crap on a 1060 though even on min settings, its a game for now that needs a 1080 minimum.I had been playing standing, have since decided its a game meant to be played sat down (for now) Shame no room scale support, and flying a ship using the vive controllers is horrible, especially having to 'grip' the controller! An option to use my flight stick would be nice, but don't know how they would get it to work. Even being able to use the touch pads would be an improvement


Thanks. I do not have vr and am still rocking a 290X lightning so might leave it alone. Would just like a good space game flying around shooting others, bit of exploring. Nothing that needs grinding. Might have to fire ED up as I only played it for a couple of weeks after release but got bored.
got myself setup with a nice flightstick and good pc for this when it came out - first time i jumped into a system was incredible but it quickly became a faff to dock properly so automated that and only practical moneymaking was transporting. dunno if it's moved on from then, incredible game with vast horizons but i'd hope there is more to actually do.
Steep learning curve, but worth persisting. Avoid PVP combat at first.
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Started out as an underdog among the space sims and came out as the only playable one.
£5 for this is a ridiculously good price.
LOVED original Elite back in 80's but this is way to complicated and hard to play.... could not get into it at all. They lost something from the original that's for sure - fun
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Had this on the trusty Acorn Electron
Good times
d70cw619/09/2019 09:31

[Image] Had this on the trusty Acorn ElectronGood times



Now this is a prime example of what kids today don't realise what they are missing. Look at that and think about when that was a regular occurance, especially for pc games later on. Nice big box full of actual printed material! I remember buying Indycar for the PC and it had a massive manual literally teaching you how to drive and setup, in some detail, an indycar. Now people will just go and copy someone elses setups buy you literally had to learn to do it yourself after reading a book back then.

Anyone remember Dr Who and the mines of terror on the BBC and the special ROM chip it came with?

As for modern Elite. I'm not sure I can stomach it. I read a review on Steam and the guy was literally lamenting having wasted half his life on it. Said at one point he literally did next to nothing for 18 hours in game.
Bodrick19/09/2019 04:59

Steep learning curve, but worth persisting. Avoid PVP combat at …Steep learning curve, but worth persisting. Avoid PVP combat at first.[Image]



Try a private server that only has PVE, there are a few famous ones that have a very very large community and are very helpful to say the least, Mobious PVE only community is one such server, but yes on the whole steer clear of the vannila ED servers and grifers idiots.
xavier.jones19/09/2019 09:50

Now this is a prime example of what kids today don't realise what they are …Now this is a prime example of what kids today don't realise what they are missing. Look at that and think about when that was a regular occurance, especially for pc games later on. Nice big box full of actual printed material! I remember buying Indycar for the PC and it had a massive manual literally teaching you how to drive and setup, in some detail, an indycar. Now people will just go and copy someone elses setups buy you literally had to learn to do it yourself after reading a book back then. Anyone remember Dr Who and the mines of terror on the BBC and the special ROM chip it came with? As for modern Elite. I'm not sure I can stomach it. I read a review on Steam and the guy was literally lamenting having wasted half his life on it. Said at one point he literally did next to nothing for 18 hours in game.


Best piracy protection in the 1980s was most certainly developing a game that literally was unfathomable without an instruction manual....downside to this was as kids most of us were not interested in anything with depth.
Does the dodge of jumping to hyperspace whilst approaching a space station still jump you straight into the space station in the distant system without having to fight/run your way to it?

Used to play this for hours on the Spectrum.

Very tempted for a fiver bit worried that my 1060 won't hack it, is that just for VR?
For some reason I thought this was Hidden & Dangerous and got my hopes up that #3 had been announced.
Rhythmeister18/09/2019 17:17

Here's the original you can play in your browser: …Here's the original you can play in your browser: https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=elite.ssd&autoboot


Awesome. That's my lunch time sorted.
In VR it's different altogether. Still a brilliant game without. And at this price you'd be barking not to.

You can get deathly bored of it, then go back months later and be lost again.

A true classic.
Rhythmeister18/09/2019 17:17

Here's the original you can play in your browser: …Here's the original you can play in your browser: https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=elite.ssd&autoboot



Brill - thanks for the reminder to the original (and best?)!!!
Thanks for posting @Maevoric we have added your deal to today's Highlights pages
andywedge19/09/2019 17:34

Thanks for posting @Maevoric we have added your deal to today's Highlights …Thanks for posting @Maevoric we have added your deal to today's Highlights pages


Ooo nice thanks Andy
This or No Man's Sky?
XP20019/09/2019 10:20

Try a private server that only has PVE, there are a few famous ones that …Try a private server that only has PVE, there are a few famous ones that have a very very large community and are very helpful to say the least, Mobious PVE only community is one such server, but yes on the whole steer clear of the vannila ED servers and grifers idiots.


Griefers can be a pain on open servers. I was just trading, minding my own business in an unarmed ship, and got attacked for no reason. I'm left wondering what's the motivation for those imbeciles. Certainly puts off noobs.
£5.99 is an insane price for this great game, but be warned Frontier just released a new update and everyone is crying about bugs, as is tradition.

Grab it before the sale ends (Monday according to Steam, no idea what time) but you may want to leave it a week or two to avoid any additional frustration. The learning curve is steep enough already. I hear they improved the tutorial though.

Also recommend you use an Xbox pad or somesuch other controller - mouse & keyboard doesn't really cut it.

Works great on Linux too (via Proton) although I haven't yet fired it up since the update.

For those complaining about space murder hobos you can either play in solo (no other players) or private group so you can create one for just you and your friends, or join an existing one like Mobius which is a no-PvP community. Highly recommended even if you're the galaxy's best pilot from the outset, you won't have the crazy gear those guys have. Also hit up YouTube for some guides and such - ObsidianAnt is one of the biggest names.
d70cw619/09/2019 09:31

[Image] Had this on the trusty Acorn ElectronGood times



Yeah I loved my Electron.... mine was plus one with the extension on the back

I till have it in the loft
cheapbiker19/09/2019 18:09

This or No Man's Sky?



No man's sky is a LOT easier to play and is being updated all the time... another update yesterday
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