Elite Dangerous Coming to PS4 in 2017
Elite Dangerous Flying to PS4 Early Next Year
Space pilot simulation game, Elite Dangerous is coming to PS4 next year.
Developer Frontier Developments announced the news on the Playstation blog earlier today.
The game features exploration, trading and combat in an open persistent Milky Way galaxy. The latest expansion ‘Horizons’ adds the ability to land on certain planets to explore, loot and craft.
Founder and CEO of Frontier Developments, David Braben said:
“It is great to come to PlayStation. When Elite Dangerous arrives on PlayStation 4 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 100 mph, finding materials, attacking bases, or seeking out hidden secret things with your friends.”
“Elite Dangerous does not follow many of the rules of other games. It lets you move as fast or as slowly as you like, without telling you what to do or how to do it.
“Play purely as a sandbox – exploring and looking for some of the many mysteries within the game – or follow missions and work with other players to re-shape humanity’s control over the galaxy, as you make your way to Elite status in any or all four categories in the game – Combat, Trade, Exploration and CQC.”
Elite Dangerous will feature support for the PS4 Pro and is scheduled to launch in Q2 (Spring) of 2017.
The series has roots going back to 1984 when the original game, Elite was first released by Braben and Ian Bell as university students.
The current game launched on PC in December 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign and an Xbox One version was released on October 2015.
By the end of April 2015, Frontier Developments had sold 500,000 units of the game and by November the game had sold 1.4 million units.