Elite: Dangerous will be getting its first major update next month, and while we are being promised a lot of changes, today we got some specifics on a major aspect of what developer Frontier is planning on bringing to its space sim- specifically, they went a bit more in depth with Community Goals, which is a new feature that they are adding to the game.
Explaining Community Goals, this is what they had to say:
“Already players are working together to influence the power struggles in our galaxy, but Community Goals are a shared objective we can generate to allow vast numbers of players to collaborate towards the same goal,” executive producer Michael Brookes told PC Gamer.
“A Community Goal will be created to supply the food within a set time limit, and if the players achieve the goal then they’ll save the population. And whether they succeed or fail will have ramifications for the balance of power in the galaxy,” Brookes said, giving the example of famine as a common goal players will be dispatched to deal with.
So that sounds good to me- actually, I’ll be honest, it almost sounds EVE-esque. We’ll see just how it turns out when it’s finally a part of the game, but for now, color me cautiously optimistic.