David Braben is looking to Kickstart an Elite remake, a project that couldn’t be much closer to being my ideal software, the original BBC title a massive favourite of mine, as was the follow up, Frontier, a game I sank months into.
The remake, currently dubbed Elite: Dangerous (something that fans of the first game will no doubt relate to instantly) will remain true to the original 1984 classic, although will be only released on the PC, sometime in 2014.
“Elite is a game that I’ve wanted to come back to for a very, very long time,” Braben told the BBC. “It’s the sort of game that I would very much like to play today.”
£20 gets you a copy of the game, and a few other bonuses. It’ll have a heavily multiplayer focus, although will still boast a single player component. Braben’s studio, aptly named Frontier, employs 235 people in the UK and Canada.