Although Microsoft are trumpeting about the “debut” of Elite Dangerous on Xbox One, a post on the official Frontier forums pretty much confirms the game is a timed exclusive and will be coming to other consoles, presumably the PlayStation 4.
“Console debut in 2015 on Xbox One,” posted Frontier Community Manager Edward Lewis. “We will be able to bring it to other platforms later and we’ll talk about that when we have something to announce.”
I am sure you can all spot the carefully worded, “talk about it later” language that is used when a timed exclusive deal has been signed.
Meanwhile, David Braben has also been posting in the Frontier forums and has stated that the Xbox One version of the game will be the same as the PC build
Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One will be the complete and authentic Elite: Dangerous experience. It will not be “dumbed down”. We’ll be working with an all-new audience, but that doesn’t mean a change in direction for the game, and nor does it mean slowing development on the PC version.
@smallfaraway_ Sure. Mac of course, then down the line we will support more, including PS4. The XB1 is a timed exclusive.
— David Braben (@DavidBraben) March 5, 2015