Frontier Developments has announced the next major expansion for Elite Dangerous and players will be going on an Odyssey. It’s not quite a Super Mario Odyssey but it’s similar because in this next expansion players will be able to touch down on planets and explore them. It will not be just a simple case of dropping onto a planet and wandering around though. The universe of Elite Dangerous is fraught with danger and that won’t stop on the ground.
Players will be able to take on a number of different missions from stealth contracts, some diplomacy, commercial ventures, and straight-up combat. There will be lots of NPCs with their own jobs that need doing so expect quite a bit of variety as you accept the quests. In addition, there will be social hubs where players can go to create alliances with others, acquire various services, and accept new contracts to increase income and reputation. Combat will intense and they will have multi layers to them as ground combat will be complemented by combat in space, creating various spectacles.
David Braben, Founder and CEO of Frontier, saidL
“Odyssey is our most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to date. Extending coverage to the super-fine scale that is needed for on-foot gameplay while maintaining the vast raw distances measured in light years, is a huge achievement by the team, and greatly extends the already rich Elite Dangerous experience. We hope you will join us to continue this journey of discovery and adventure when Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launches in early 2021.”
Combat will intense and they will have multilayer to them as ground combat will be complemented by combat in space, creating various spectacles. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will be available in 2021.
Source: Press Release