Elite: Dangerous gets artwork and trailer update on Kickstarter
Posted: 09.11.2012 15:37 by Simon Priest Comments: 0
Frontier Developments and David Braben have updated their Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous with a new project pitch video, and some concept artwork for the new space sim.

The studio has also revealed some more about what they propose for Elite's return to glory. In short: we start with a ship, a small pile of credits and our own moral scruples.

"Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy," proposes the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter.

So far Frontier's Kickstarter has attracted 8,119 backers pledging £369,671 with 56 days left on the clock. The actual goal to reach is an eye-watering £1,250,000. "Elite: Dangerous is the game I have wanted Frontier to make for a very long time. The next game in the Elite series - an amazing space epic with stunning visuals, incredible gameplay and breath-taking scope, but this time you can play with your friends too," said David Braben.

"I’ll be frank - we have had a couple of false starts on this over the years, where progress wasn’t as good as I wanted. Also, understandably, other projects have been prioritised – projects with announced dates or other commitments."

"Up to now “Elite” has been worked upon by a small team as a ‘skunk-works’ activity in the background as availability permits. Nevertheless, we have been preparing; laying the technology and design foundations for when the time is right. And that time is now." Check out the Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous and see if you'll be convinced.


Source: VG247
Related games: Elite: Dangerous (PC)