I love saving saving money, and I love space. So when i saw Elite Dangerous was on sale on Steam, birds suddenly appeared.
Available until 20th December, you can pick up the base game for only £4.79 – that’s a 76% saving on the normal price of £19.99. You can also pick up the Deluxe Edition for £9.59,with the same 76% saving. The Deluxe Edition features the Commander pack and the Horizon season pass.
Now, Elite Dangerous won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Hell, i’m not even sure that I’m going to enjoy it, but some games just have to be experienced and Elite Dangerous is one of those games.
Elite Dangerous was released for windows in December 2014 and is a space-flight simulation/exploration game developed and published by Frontier Developments. Players pilot a spaceship in a realistic 1:1 scale open-world representation of the Milky Way galaxy. Players are given the freedom of the galaxy and can progress at their own leisure. The game features massively multiplayer gameplay, with players’ actions affecting the story and the game’s universe. Elite Dangerous is the sequel to Frontier: First Encounters, which was released way back in 1995.
Despite a few issue with it’s pre-release version, Elite Dangerous has progressed well after full release, receiving numerous updates and expansions that have added a whole load of decent content to to the game. Normally I would advise newcomers to a series like this to pick up a package which includes all DLC—like the Deluxe edition for example—but in this case I think it’s best to give the base game a try to start with to see how much you enjoy the game before committing.
Elite Dangerous can also be played in VR with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. I’ve not played it myself, but I’ve been informed that playing in VR with a flight stick is an absolutely unbelievable experience. Get ya nerd on!