The first paid update for Elite Dangerous in more than five years, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, will add tens of thousands of new locations to the game along with traditional first person shooter gameplay. Frontier Developments revealed the first glimpse of the action during The Game Awards on Thursday. The expansion is expected to begin in early 2021.
Elite dangerous is a weirdly large video game with a total of more than 400 billion star systems. So far, players have only been able to experience this from the perspective of a pilot traveling through the Milky Way. Odyssey Adds FPS elements for the first time so players can have their own Neil Armstrong moment – so they can step into trillions of distant worlds.
The expansion will launch on Windows PCs as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Pre-orders begin today on the Epic Games Store, Frontier Web Store and Steam. While the expansion starts at $ 39.99, fans can also purchase the Deluxe Alpha Pack for $ 54.99, which gives access to the alpha and beta versions of the game, a copy of the soundtrack, and the exclusive ones Includes Pioneer suit, details of which have not been disclosed.
Besides the ego struggle Odyssey will also include tens of thousands of new social spaces tied to existing space stations and terrestrial ports of call. It will also add entirely new areas called Settlements, opening up new opportunities for stealth, combat, exploration and more. For more information, see the Polygon feature story at Elite Dangerous: Odyssey of this fall.