Forget about your past experience with No Man’s Sky, because one of the hottest space exploration/trading/space combat game has been announced. According to Frontier Developments, Elite Dangerous will be landing on PlayStation 4 consoles in the second quarter of 2017.
Some of you are probably wondering what’s Elite Dangerous and why is it so cool. Let us refresh your memory a bit.
Initially launched on the 16th of December 2014, Elite Dangerous aimed to become the ultimate space combat, exploration, and trading game. And the competition was fierce. Imagine that the game developed and published by Frontier Developments had to wrestle for the title with some of the toughest contenders on the market like the X series, Freelancer, and Eve Online.
The game follows the same recipe of space-based games: explore the galaxy, encounter new species, trade your way to the top, make some galactic moolah, shoot your way through, and that’s about it.
However, Frontier Developments, Elite Dangerous’s developer, who was also involved in other projects such as the Wallace & Gromit franchise, Zoo Tycoon, and Lost Winds, didn’t plan on taking the recipe for granted.
The result is this outstanding PC, PS, and Xbox game which takes space combat and exploration to a whole new level. Elite Dangerous lets you venture to the farthest corners of the galaxy, but will also allow you to explore our Solar System.
And, according to the developers, Earth’s Solar System was recreated in every detail, starting with the planets, all the way up to asteroid belts, sun flares, and planetary conditions. The game will feature single player and multiplayer modes, and an additional sandbox mode which allows players to explore the galaxy and trade at will.
Of course, the game will feature all kinds of goodies, but the developer wants to keep most of them a secret.
Elite Dangerous recently received a VR version, which means that it is compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. And, by the looks of it, you will also be able to use the Oculus Touch kinetic controllers to pilot your ship.
One other thing – the Scarab SRC (Surface Recon Vehicle). Just like Commander Shepherd’s MAKO, the Scarab will allow you to explore the surface of a planet in great detail.
Elite Dangerous will be launched for PS4 console in the second quarter of 2017 and will cost around 70 bucks.
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