After being released in June as part of Xbox One’s new Xbox Game Preview program, Frontier has released the massively multiplayer space epic Elite Dangerous (check out our First Impressions) for the console.
Elite Dangerous spans over 400 billion stars of the Milky Way galaxy, all recreated to their full galactic proportions in an evolving player-driven story and multiplayer experience.
Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and evolving narrative. Governments are overthrown, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.
The game runs in full 1080p, has gamepad-optimized controls, and all-new Close Quarter Combat Championships (CQC) for instant-action PVP action.
CQC is the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between Elite Dangerous pilots, thrusting players into intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your Sidewinder, Eagle or new Federal Fighter spacecraft and unlock new weapons, modules and abilities as you take on the galaxy’s finest.
Full details of an upcoming $100,000 Elite Dangerous CQC Tournament will be announced in the coming weeks, and the PC and Mac versions of the game are also receiving update 1.4 today which features new ships, content, and of course the new CQC PVP mode.
Elite Dangerous for Xbox One is available today on the Xbox One digital store for $37.49USD/£29.99/€37.49.
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