As promised, Frontier Developments have revealed the release date for Elite: Dangerous.
If you want to pilot a spaceship around a big open sandbox-y universe, then 16 December is the day you want to mark on your calendar, because that’s when Elite: Dangerous will be hitting digital store shelves.
This also means that you don’t have too much longer either to pre-order the game for bonus content and a discount, and even less time to become a beta backer. You’ve got 15 days left to back the game if you want to do that, or 39 days to pre-order the game for the Mercenary Edition content and a £4.99 discount.
If I’m understanding correctly, the Mercenary Edition is basically the pre-order edition. It offers the game, an Eagle fighter docked somewhere in the game, an exclusive set of ship paint jobs, a ship decal, a digital players guide, a digital concept art book, and “loads of other goodies.”
Anyway. Elite: Dangerous. 16 December. Not very long.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.