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David Braben explains Elite's high prices

If you looked at the £200 alpha and £100 premium beta price tag for Elite: Dangerous and thought, wow, that's pretty damn expensive, you're not alone. Frontier boss David Braben recently explained the price points to Eurogamer. "We've taken flak for it," Braben said. "But the...

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Frontier opens Elite single-player combat build to all pre-order pilots

Frontier has doubled the number of players fighting, trading, and exploring their way through the sprawling cosmos of Elite: Dangerous. The firm released Elite's single-player combat build to all beta backers earlier today in preparation for the multiplayer beta launch on July 29th. If you've...

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Minor criminals in Elite: Dangerous will incur fines, compound interest

Frontier has published the 30th edition of its Elite: Dangerous newsletter. This issue features tidbits on ship decals, new code systems meant to enforce law and order within radar range of authority ships or space stations, and potential fines for minor criminal offenders. Fines will "give the...

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The Stream Team: Exploring Elite: Dangerous' Premium Beta 2

After experiencing Elite: Dangerous with an Oculus Rift at E3, Massively's MJ became a new fan of space sims, and she's been looking forward to getting back in the cockpit. And what better time than now: The game just released the Premium Beta 2 this week with new star systems, a new ship, and...

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Elite: Dangerous enters Premium Beta 2

Frontier Developments has announced that its multiplayer sci-fi space game Elite: Dangerous has opened up for Premium Beta 2. This newest stage of beta will bring several improvements, including three new star systems, Giant Orbis starports, a new space ship type, and much more. You can jump...

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Elite: Dangerous heading into Premium Beta 2 on June 24th

The next stage of Elite: Dangerous' premium beta is coming next Tuesday. In newsletter #28, Frontier Developments said that Premium Beta 2 will begin on June 24th and include several new features, including gameplay optimizations, three new star systems, high-resolution screen capture, German...

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Frontier COO talks Elite, dev team size, and more

Elite: Dangerous is often compared to Star Citizen, at least here in the Massively comment section. While it's certainly a fair comparison since they're both crowdfunded space sims made by veteran developers, Elite seems to get more slack, possibly due to its accelerated development schedule and...

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E3 2014: Hands-on with Elite: Dangerous and the Oculus Rift

Is it possible that a hands-on demo of Elite: Dangerous and a talk with Frontier Development's Adam Woods, producer, and David Braben, CEO, would make a space sim fan out of me? Yes! I liked what I'd heard about the game before, but after experiencing it for myself at E3 2014, I can definitely...

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Elite: Dangerous newsletter focuses on E3 offerings

It's impossible for any development studio not to be thinking about E3 next week. It sort of dominates the industry landscape, after all. So it's no big surprise that the latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter focuses chiefly upon what Frontier Developments will bring to the convention. In short, it'll...

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Elite's premium beta starts today

Frontier is adding more than 10,000 players to Elite: Dangerous today via the crowdfunded sci-fi sandbox's premium beta launch. The firm is also featuring three user-generated gameplay videos showing of ED's heat mechanics, super-cruise, and voice control. You can view those, as well as read the...

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