After a rather long wait thanks to a timed exclusivity deal with Microsoft, Elite Dangerous will land on PlayStation 4 on June 24th. Digital pre-orders are available from today in Europe, starting at just £19.99/€24.99, and will be available later this month in the United States. Those wishing to grab the game on a disc can pick up the Elite Dangerous Legendary Edition, which includes Elite Dangerous, the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass and 1,000 Frontier Points for use for purchasing game extras via the online store
To announce the news we have… exactly same trailer from December last year, but with date tacked on.
The PC version of the game scored 8/10 two years ago, but obviously some improvements have been made since then.
The game will support PS4 Pro but not PSVR, at least not yet. “Elite Dangerous is a flagship VR game on PC so of course, VR is important to us,” say Frontier. “It’s definitely something we’re looking into, but we have nothing to announce for launch.”
The Thrustmaster joystick will be supported, as will keyboards for text input, but not mice or other controllers. However, the PS4 version has some extra functionality thanks to the touch pad.
- Touch Navigation. Explore Elite Dangerous’ map of the Milky Way with a swipe using touch pad that make navigation fast and easy.
- Extra Control. Customize four additional touch pad button ‘hotkeys’ to suit your own play style.
- Fast Headlook. Quickly track your enemies in the heat of combat with optional motion-based headlook controls powered by the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller.
Source: Press release / Elite Dangerous FAQ