has released the first batch of work-in-progress screenshots for Elite: Dangerous
. Senior producer Michael Brookes
posted them on Frontier's forums earlier today, though the shots initially found their way to Elite
Kickstarter backers via an email blast.
raked in over £1.5 million
during its fundraising drive that began in November, 2012 and ended in early January, 2013. The game is scheduled to release on PC and Mac platforms next year, and it is the latest iteration of the venerable space trading sim first published in 1984.