Developer promising major additions.
Elite: Dangerous, the space sim from Frontier Developments, launched just over a month ago after a long development cycle that nonetheless kept players engaged and involved at all stages in the process; now, the game is set to get its first update next month, and it sounds like it will be a big one.
Exact details are actually a bit murky- Frontier has confirmed that it will be a major update in its newsletter, but it has neglected to actually mention what the changes will be, though they did tease a ‘new way to collaborate with other players in the galaxy’.
A specific change that was confirmed, however, was one to the route planner- it sounds like the update will increase the maximum distance for the route planner up to 10 times, allowing for longer journeys in-game.
“We couldn’t be where we are today without our community,” the developer said. “Players have been integral to the development of Elite: Dangerous over the past two years and it’s been a two-way relationship that’s set to continue throughout 2015. We have a number of major updates planned throughout the year, and our Beta backers will get exclusive access first. Beta participants will play on a separate client so testing won’t keep you from playing the regular game, and all participants can continue to play the full retail game while testing is ongoing.”
I’m personally excited to see what these major changes will be. Bring on February.