David Braben and Frontier Developments are aiming to bring the classic Elite franchise back to life with Elite: Dangerous, a new game that will push the limits of modern computers like the first games did back in the 1980’s
Braben is looking for £1,250,000 in funding through Kickstarter for what he states will be “an amazing space epic with stunning visuals, incredible gameplay and breath-taking scope”.
The development team are aiming to include everything you’d expect from a new Elite title with trade, pirates, bounty-hunting, exploration, and of course salvage. Multiplayer is also on the cards and will work in a “seamless, lobby-less way, with the ability to rendezvous with friends as you choose”. According to Braben, this technology is already up and running at Frontier so that’s at least one thing ticked off the list of must-have game features.
Braben aims to get the game completed by March 2014 so it’s a long way off, but what’s another year or two when you’ve already been waiting a decade for another Elite title.