Frontier Developments announced today that they’re bringing Elite Dangerous to PlayStation 4 in Q2 2017, complete with “enhanced performance” on PS4 Pro.
Already available on PC and Xbox One, Elite Dangerous is a “massively multiplayer space epic” with an evolving player-driven narrative and a fully connected multiplayer experience, and the 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are re-created at their full galactic proportions. The PS4 version will include all expansions to date, the full Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass, and these custom features tailored for the DualShock 4:
- Touch Navigation – Explore Elite Dangerous’ map of the Milky Way with a swipe using touch pad controls that make navigation fast and easy.
- Extra Control – Customize four additional touchpad ‘hotkeys’ to suit your own play style.
- Fast Headlook – Quickly track your enemies in the heat of combat with optional motion-based headlook controls powered by the DualShock 4 wireless controller.
And here’s what you need to know about Elite Dangerous:
- Play Your Way – Fight. Trade. Explore. Survive. Starting with only a small starship and a handful of credits, blaze your own trail in a cutthroat galaxy and earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the legendary Elite. Customize your ships, build a fleet and live a complete life on humanity’s galactic frontier.
- A Hard Science Galaxy – From outer space to the surfaces of worlds, Elite Dangerous uses real scientific principles to re-create the sights and spectacle of our own Milky Way galaxy at its true proportions, all powered by the most sophisticated simulation in videogames.
- Massively Multiplayer – Experience unpredictable encounters as you cooperate and compete with players from around the world in the Milky Way galaxy of the fourth millennium. Journey alone or with friends in space and on planet surfaces.
- Player-Driven Narrative – 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.
Co-Creator David Braben added that Elite Dangerous is “unlike any other space game, with a rich multiplayer or single-player space, a true-to-life galaxy including our own entire night sky, real physics, unique ship handling characteristics and a player-driven narrative that’s really heating up.”
Braben also talked about how Elite Dangerous doesn’t tell you what to do, and instead lets you do things however you want:
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.
Frontier didn’t mention anything about PlayStation VR support today, but they did say, “We’re looking forward to telling you more about how we’re supporting PS4 in the coming months, before we launch in Q2 2017.”
A price wasn’t given for the PS4 version of Elite Dangerous.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]