‘Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’ Gets March Alpha Date & New Gameplay Trailer
Frontier Developments has announced today that the much-anticipated Alpha release of the expansion ‘Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’ will land on PC from Monday, 29th March 2021, and has also released some new gameplay footage.
‘Elite Dangerous’ is a modern update of the classic 1984 game ‘Elite’, which allows the player to take control of their own starship in a huge open galaxy of players online. Your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever-unfolding story as you explore a detailed 1:1 model of the real galaxy, and be the first to discover one of 400 billion star systems. Start with a small starship and a handful of credits, and do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.
The ‘Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’ expansion allows Commanders to explore distant worlds on foot for the very first time, taking on new missions and engaging in intense tactical combat, seamlessly merging with Elite Dangerous’ iconic cockpit experience players have come to know and love.
The video (above) shows a team of three Commanders plunge into a daring on-foot raid of a military outpost. Their objective: to disable the power centre and ultimately render the opposing faction powerless.
All three Commanders in the incursion team are specially equipped for their assigned role, selected from the wide range of space suits, weapons and equipment available in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Their tactical gear grants them an edge in their assigned tasks, whether it is to infiltrate the base avoiding detection, lay down covering fire if the alarm is raised, hacking, or quickly extract their teammates from a tight spot if enemy forces overwhelm them.
Introducing the detailed scale that is needed for on-foot gameplay while maintaining the vast distances measured in light-years and the myriad missions available to players, Odyssey promises to greatly augment the already rich world of Elite Dangerous, offering a more personal experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own way, in addition to the vast galaxy they can already explore.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021 with an Alpha scheduled to begin on 29 March. Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure their access to the upcoming Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.
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