After a successful 5 week public Alpha phase, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is now available for PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the FrontierStore. This next stage in the Elite Dangerous evolution allows players to touch down on newly accessible planets, explore the surface with others or alone and take on missions from a first person, feet-on-the-ground perspective. The expansion’s launch trailer can be seen below alongside new screenshots…
Seamlessly integrated with the rest of Elite Dangerous’ classic galaxy experience, Odyssey adds a whole new level of detail and gameplay opportunities for players and allows them to gain specialised space suits that they can use for a specific purpose. There is also a variety of new equipment for players to use such as the Genetic Sampler tool which can be used by those who want to go down the exobiology career path.
Frontier’s CEO and founder, David Braben, said: “This is the next step in what has already been an incredible journey and labour of love with Elite Dangerous since the Kickstarter over eight years ago. The team have pulled off a fantastic achievement here across a mind-bending scale – from the detail within a human footprint to the vast distances across stellar systems and beyond is breathtaking, in a rich, detailed and accurate recreation of the Milky Way in 1:1 scale. For me it is not just the detailed exploration and combat, but the gothic beauty of watching stars, planets, moons, moons-of-moons rise and fall or slowly pirouette in their often complex paths in the night sky, while each tiny dot or nebula in that sky is really there and can be visited.”
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is available on Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store, priced £29.99/$39.99/€34.99. There’s also a Deluxe Edition available for £34.99/$44.99/€39.99.
The Odyssey expansion should arrive for Xbox One and PS4 gamers this autumn.