Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta 2 Released

Added on by Ali Beasley.

Adds 3 New Star Systems, the ‘Hauler’, Orbis Class Starports & German language.

Cambridge, UK, 24th June 2014. Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV), the leading independent game developer with studios in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova Scotia, today released Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta 2.

The Premium Beta phase of development of Frontier’s epic multiplayer space game Elite: Dangerous continues with Premium Beta 2. There are significant improvements in many different areas, with major highlights being:

  • ·      Three new star systems are available to explore and trade within, Aulin, LHS 3006 and Styx.
  • ·      Giant Orbis class starports have been added, which are complex 8km diameter structures, larger and more luxurious than Coriolis star ports.
  • ·      A new space ship type, the Hauler, is the first flyable Zorgon Peterson ship to be added.  It’s an entry-level trading ship, to follow on from the Sidewinder. It has four times the cargo capacity of the Eagle, the entry-level combat ship,
  • ·      Additional language support has been added, with German as the first such language to be added to English.
  • ·      A high resolution screen capture facility has been added (capturing at four times the current screen resolution)
  • ·      Improved functionality in the installer, giving incremental updates going forwards.
  • ·      Improved performance.

New video of the Orbis here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2nGIvbiVI

Feedback from Premium Beta 1 has been really helpful. We are continuing to refine endless details in addition to the ‘headline’ changes, and so Premium Beta 2 is another great step towards Beta.” said Frontier’s CEO David Braben.

New video of the Orbis here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2nGIvbiVI

You can play Elite: Dangerous  now via: Premium Beta.

The Elite: Dangerous Standard Beta is available to pre-order here.

The retail version of Elite: Dangerous is available to pre-order here.

Those who have already pre-ordered Standard Beta or the retail version can upgrade to Premium Beta and start playing Elite: Dangerous today.

Media contact:   Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.  T:  +44 7966 449 130 E:  alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk

About Frontier Developments

Frontier Developments plc is a leading independent game developer founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’ game.  Based in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Frontier uses its proprietary ‘Cobra’ game development technology to create innovative games across videogame consoles, computers, smartphones and tablets.  

Elite: Dangerous, to be released on PC and Mac, was initially crowd-funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign and Frontier’s own website. Previous titles Frontier has created include RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Thrillville, LostWinds, Kinectimals, Kinect Disneyland Adventures.  The studio developed Zoo Tycoon as a launch title for Microsoft’s new Xbox One console also is also working on other original IP titles with publishing partners. 

Source: http://www.elitedangerous.com/