E3 – Elite: Dangerous Live Streams

This evening at 7pm and again tomorrow evening at the same time, GMT Frontier will be streaming live from E3. There should be a focus on the PS4 release of the game and also some information regarding the 2.4 patch. You can watch the livestream by clicking the link below from 7pm GMT. Any details will be added to this blog, tonight or tomorrow.

Update: As per Frontier’s comment on the forum.

“The streams will be narrative led and focus around an event that you can all be part of! It will tie in to what we’re talking about to the press on the E3 show floor, and is particularly impactful (sic) for the future of the Elite Dangerous galaxy.”

E3 – Elite: Dangerous Live Stream

Additionally some community members were invited by Frontier to their Cambridge studios, you can see Obsidian Ant’s write up of that here, or view the video about it here.

 

Elite Dangerous: PS4 News

Frontier have updated their FAQ on the release of Elite:Dangerous for the PS4. The most recent piece of information being that the game will be available on both electronic and physical disc formats. The game is still due for release on the 27th June 2017. You can see the full FAQ, here.

Frontier have confirmed that there will be a live pre-launch stream for the game as well as a release day one. You can see that information below or here.

“Hello! Just about to announce this in a live stream thread… but we’re doing a pre-PS4 launch live stream next week (on Thursday 22nd June) where we’ll be basically answering any leftover questions. There will be a forum post that runs down all that information too. We’ve got a couple of things to wrap up in terms of exactly how it will roll out, so we’re waiting for that… you should have everything you need to know on Thursday at 7PM BST!”

“We’ll be showing off the game, and all the features on the stream too. Lloyd Morgan-Moore will be joining me on the stream, he’s the producer who has been responsible for moving the game over to the PS4 (and he’s lovely and has a nice face).”

The Formadine Rift: Voice Data Logs

Warning: Contains Spoilers.

Earlier in the week Commanders discovered a missing mega ship that forms part of the Formadine Rift mystery. Scanning the ship reveals some data logs, which as a welcome change have been very nicely voice-acted. These clips have been beautifully put together in the below video. Today Obsidian Ant will be running a Q&A with Drew Wager regarding the upcoming Premonition in-game event. The recording of it will be released at some point today. You can find out more about that, here.

The Return: 1.9 & 2.4

Updated: 26th June 2017

Note: Whilst other information on here is to some degree a spoiler, I’ve taken the decision not to release information unless it comes from Frontier directly. If you want a 100% genuine experience however, don’t read past the next paragraph.

The 1.9 & 2.4 update will be the final release in the Horizons season of Elite: Dangerous. On the 13th June 2017 Frontier announced that the 2.4 update will feature the return of the Thargoids. The release date will fall between July and September 2017. You can see the short promotion trailer for it below. Details will be added to this page when appropriate.

Frontier have commented,

“The Return will play out differently to previous releases in Elite Dangerous: Horizons, with content and story beats affecting all Commanders releasing in the months following its initial release.

“As a story-centric update, showing too much ahead of time would spoil the surprise and make for a lesser experience for the community. We want The Return to surprise and shock you as much as possible, but that said, you can expect for further reveals and information about the future of Elite at various community and gaming events throughout the year, such as the upcoming Lavecon.

“David Braben talks about the history of the Thargoids, and about how 2.4 The Return will unfold, in the video we posted to our YouTube account:”

David Braben did a short piece to camera about the Thargoids and their history. You can see this below.

During E3 Frontier showed some video to members of the gaming press. You can read a report on that here – warning it does of course contain spoilers. The Official Frontier twitter account has posted this teaser:

“We’re slightly confused but enthralled by this amazing shot from @TheYamics. What do you reckon this is, Commanders?”

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At Lavecon 2017 Frontier announced a few new updates coming with 2.4. These can be seen below:

  • ‘A suite of weapons, modules and devices’ that will be used against the Thargoids:

  • Repair limpets for hull (to be used on yourself or other ships):

  • UI improvements for the inbox:

  • New synthesis recipes, including Limpet synthesis.
  • Improvements to salvageable wreckage and occupied cryopods:

Changes to Crime & Punishment:

  • Fix for Sidewinder exploit (when you do crimes in larger ships, switch to a Sidewinder and die in order to avoid a large rebuy and removing bounties on your head). So the game will look at the most expensive rebuy cost for the ship that was used during the crimes you committed, and it will add that rebuy cost as an additional penalty.
  • Federation bounties – If you attack a Player (not NPC) you also get a Pilots Federation Bounty, in addition to any normal bounty, which is valued everywhere.
  • Pay-off rebuy costs and fines with other ships – wherever you have them.