Players can fight for various factions and receive different perks with the next update.
Frontier Developments’ online space sim Elite: Dangerous will be receiving a significant update with Powerplay. It will introduce various factions or “Powers” with different leaders and perks for players to fight for. The variety of Powers ranges from those that specialize more in combat to those which focus on trading.
As the developer stated on its official website, “When Powerplay launches, you’ll be able to ally yourself with any one of a number of galactic Powers, earning valuable perks, reputation bonuses and credits for your allegiance. As a trusted ally of your chosen Power, you will be able to guide their strategy, take on special objectives to advance your shared cause, and dominate human space. Your choices and actions will have a direct and visible impact on the balance of galactic power.”
There will be 20 different Powers down the line and it seems players will be able to create their own Powers down the line. You could also just stay alone – players won’t be forced to join a Faction.
Elite: Dangerous will be heading to the Xbox One later this year while a PS4 release is also on the cards.