Frontier Expo Schedule: 2017

A quick update regarding the Expo which takes place this weekend on Saturday, 7th October. If you can’t get to the event or watch a stream details of major announcements will be on this page as time allows.

Saturday, 7th October 2017

3:30PM BST Frontier Expo PRE-SHOW
Where? Official Twitch channelOfficial YouTube channelOfficial Facebook page.
Join Community Manager Bo for a snappy show packed with a host of special guests to hype you up for our major game announcements!

5PM BST Special Content Reveals
Jurassic World Evolution: Special Content Reveal
Where? Official Twitch channelOfficial YouTube channelOfficial Facebook page.Senior Community Manager Edward invites Jurassic World Evolution’s Game Director Michael Brookes, Lead Designer Andrew Fletcher, and Head of Animation Nick Rodgers to the Main Stage for the first ever look at this epic new title.

Planet Coaster: Anniversary Update Reveal
Where? Official Twitch channelOfficial YouTube channelOfficial Facebook page.
Nearly one year after the game’s release, Senior Community Manager Edward is joined by Planet Coaster’s Lead Programmer Andrew Chappell, Lead Artist Sam Denney, and Art Director John Laws to talk about the upcoming Anniversary Update.

Elite Dangerous: The Year Ahead
Where? Official Twitch channelOfficial YouTube channelOfficial Facebook page.
Looking forward to the next year in the game’s development, Senior Community Manager Edward talks to Elite Dangerous’ Lead Designer Sandro Sammarco, Game Director Laurence Oldham, and Art Director Chris Gregory.

After Content Reveal: Frontier Expo POST-SHOW
Where? Official Twitch channelOfficial YouTube channelOfficial Facebook page.
Recap the entire day with Community Manager Bo and the developers.

Special Guests
Many content creators are attending Frontier Expo and will be putting vlogs on their channels for you to get even more backstage experiences of the entire event. Did you know that Yogscast are representing with Hat Films, Sjin, Duncan, Angory Tom and Turps), and they will host an official recap show on Monday October 9. YouTuber Ali A is also going to be there to film his experience and post stories live from the show floor.

That’s not all though; we have even more friends coming who are streaming live from the special streaming booth during the entire day. For a complete list of all of our special guests, please check this page for their streaming times and a link to their channels.

 

2.4: The Return – Frontier Update

Frontier have posted some information regarding the release of 2.4: The Return on the official forum as of 7.11pm this evening.

“Hi everyone,

“We’ve been noticing a lot of conversations and speculation regarding when 2.4 will be released, and many are guessing at this week. To respond to all of these speculations in one go, in the interest of managing expectations and being open in our communications with you, we wanted to give you a clearer idea about when we’ll give you that information.

“In the stream next week on Thursday 14 September at 7PM BST, we’ll be bringing on our developers for a lore live stream where we’ll discuss some of the story in preparation for 2.4 so that you’re ready for when the update comes. We’ll also be giving more information about the launch of 2.4 The Return, and a date of when you can expect to be exploring the content for yourself!

“Thank you for your participation in the recent betas, and thank you for your patience so far. We’re excited to bring you 2.4 The Return and look forward to the discoveries that the community makes about our alien visitors.”

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.

2.3: The Commanders – Release Day!

On the 11th April at 9:24am Frontier announced that the servers were down in preparation for the release of The Commanders. They will remain so until around 6:00pm (BST) this evening. Whilst you are waiting Frontier have organised a couple of events as below – click the links:

Reddit: David Braben – Ask Me Anything at 11am

Frontier: Live stream – Youtube at 2pm

Frontier Store: Buy Horizons Season Pass

Frontier Store: Nameplates


Information & Updates to this blog following today’s events

The Commanders: Preview

The Commanders: Frontier Patch Notes

Elite Dangerous: Current Features List

Elite Dangerous: Blog Updates (Following Reddit AMA)

 You can view the new trailer below.

Q&A #2 -Update

Following the Frontier  live stream on Tuesday, Radio Lave and Golgot100 have kindly provided an extensive summary of the answers Sandro Sammarco gave. You can read them here and here.

Where those answers were applicable to future Frontier content I’ve added them to this site. You can read a summary of answers that were of interest here.