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Frontier explains Elite: Dangerous multiplayer in Kickstarter dev diary
Posted: 26.11.2012 13:57 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
David Braben narrates a new video released from Frontier Developments for their crowd-sourced crack at the Elite series. In this developer diary they look to detail their multiplayer plans.

There's not much fanfare to be had, but it's more about what Braben reveals throughout the footage. They show off a pursuit through an asteroid field. There's no sound, HUD or other fancy stuff yet.

Elite will have matchmaking that lets us hunt solo, with a group of space chums or in a free-for-all dogfight. Ship damage is to be localised so watch your cargo hold.

You don't want your plunder spewing out all over the place do you? It also means too much damage will have us limping away for repairs. Fancy piloting manoeuvres will also generate more heat on our ships which then make us appear brighter on the radars of other vessels, detailed David Braben.

Check out the Elite: Dangerous developer diary below. The Kickstarter campaign has 39 days to go with 586,289 of 1,250,000 pledged so far. They've also added a 'writer's pack' reward tier which will let those who pledge 4,500 actually contribute written fiction to Elite: Dangerous.

Related games: Elite: Dangerous (PC)

Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 26, 2012
herodotus
I do hope this release of "Elite" is far less hardcore than the previous titles as it will attract far more players if it is. The "X" series tried to do with the "X3" titles, but they are still too niche to attract the masses.
Would have liked to see the HUD and cockpit view, as without all the bibs and bobs the narrator speaks about it's a pretty bland video.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Nov 28, 2012
lichlord
ah yes X3 and the no cockpit thingie was very missed X2 was really nice with their ability to fly inside space stations n that...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 28, 2012
herodotus
Playing a quite "streamlined" take on "X3"/"Elite"/"Freelancer", atm: "Galaxy on Fire 2 FULL HD". Yes you can mine for minerals, trade goods, accept missions in the space lounge, buy new ships, upgrade etc. The graphics are quite good, and while definitely not a A+++ title, you get a lot more from it than what you pay.
It will tide me over nicely.