The Elite franchise is one of the longest running active franchises in gaming. Needless to say if you told anyone in 1984 what the future of the franchise would look like they wouldn’t believe you.
When Elite Dangerous released back in 2014 it was met with largely positive reviews and sits with an impressive 80 on Metacritic. It made space trading and space battles the most fun they’d been for ages.
It wasn’t content in staying static though. Much like other games in the spaceship space it has continued to evolve and its next evolution is one that people have wanted for a long time. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will finally allow gamers to touch down on planets and adventure out on foot. The Horizons expansion did let you do this but you couldn’t explore on foot unfortunately. This is the next natural evolution. Check it out in action below and find out more from the developers behind it.
Odyssey will let you explore entire planets intricately. It’ll let you leave a lasting impression on the galaxy even more. Elite Dangerous has always been a game with interesting discoveries and by allowing players to actually explore planets fully it expands the possibility of making those discoveries by so much more. You’ll even be able to meet up with other players.
Other games have offered on foot planet exploration before, like No Man’s Sky, and to see Elite Dangerous evolve even further is great to see. It means that there’s plenty of options now for gamers that enjoy space exploration games. Plus, for those that prefer the way Elite Dangerous plays, it means they don’t have to look at other space games and long for features any more.
We don’t know for sure yet when Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will release. Its website says “early 2021” on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but doesn’t mention anything about next gen. It’s important to note though that this is an expansion of Elite Dangerous too, even if it is offering a new experience.
So, if you do see Elite Dangerous on sale at any point in the near future,you might want to consider picking it up. Even outside of sales though it normally retails for around £19.99, which is fairly reasonable for a game like Elite Dangerous. Trust us when we say this is a game you’ll spend a lot of time with if it gels with you.
That £19.99 investment could lead to you thinking “hey what if I make this experience more immersive?” Next thing you know you’ve spent several grand making a set up so beautiful that it cannot be looked at directly without bursting into tears at how beautiful it is, like the set up below. So be prepared your urge to expand your set up may happen if you pick it up. ?
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