It’s been a long time coming and it looks like 2017 will finally be the year that Elite Dangerous arrives on PlayStation 4. Now I know the last space sim didn’t work out to well but let me put your mind at ease, Elite Dangerous is a fantastic game.
Revealed on the PlayStation blog by Frontier Developer and CEO David Braben speaks of how he is excited to bring the game to PS4. Braben said “It’s great to come to PlayStation. When Elite Dangerous arrives on PS4 next year, we’re bringing the full game with everything in our Horizons season of expansions included, so not only can you fly your ship, but you can carry an SRV (Surface Recon Vehicle) in your hold, and charge around the surfaces of planets and moons at up to 100mph, finding materials, attacking bases, or seeking out hidden secrets with your friends.”
There’s a lot to see and do in Elite and unlike many other games you are free to roam and explore where ever and what ever you want. It is essentially a giant sandbox galaxy. Elite dangerous boast a wide selection of ships and factions and has one of the best commodity markets on any game. everything is connected and reacts to what happens in the galaxy so prices may rise or fall based on wars or availability.
The PS4 version of elite will come with some especially designed features that will take advantage of the DS4 unique features and will ship with the horizons update which allows planetary landings. “We’re making full use of the PS4 and the unique features of PS4 Pro to deliver an experience unlike any other on the console, with features tailored to the DualShock 4, whether you’re down on the surface of a planet or cruising around a stellar system, connected with your friends or meeting strangers out in the black of space.” Braben said.
Elite Dangerous is scheduled to release on PS4 and PS4 Pro in Q2 2017. Frontier will be providing further details and information as we draw nearer to the release date. This is great news for PS4 owners and I really can’t recommend the game enough. It’s tricky to get the hang of but once you do get it is one of the most rewarding games around.