Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launch set for early 2021, new gameplay shown

Frontier Developments temporarily brought the galaxy to a standstill with their newest trailer for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

The huge expansion for the celebrated spacefaring sim is due to launch in “early 2021” its Game Awards teaser giving fans a better look of what to expect when Odyssey finally comes to land on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next year.

The footage shown gives us a glimpse of how Elite plays outside the cockpit as players band together to explore its myriad diverse planets. It isn’t just exploration and resource gathering either, as we get to see some first person sci-fi combat.

Odyssey builds on the core Elite: Dangerous experience, encompassing all updates and expansions since its original launch back in 2015. Here are more details on the whopping expansion which comes with a launch price tag of £29.99. Those Elite fans wanting to get their hands on Odyssey as soon as possible can grab the deluxe edition for £39.99 granting them access to the alpha and beta tests. All pre-orders will unlock an exclusive cosmetic skin.

Here are more details on Elite Dangerous: Odyssey:

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will allow Commanders to explore distant worlds on foot for the very first time, taking on new missions and engaging in intense tactical combat, seamlessly merging with Elite Dangerous’ iconic cockpit experience players have come to know and love. Players will be able to customize their characters for ground operations with different specialized suits and gear options and meet with other Commanders in social hubs across the galaxy. These hubs will provide ideal locations to plan their next move, form alliances and acquire and upgrade new equipment.

Action takes on a new dimension in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey through multiple spheres of combat. Starships, ground vehicles and commanders collide during devastating air-to-ground firefights. Players will be able to choose from an array of weapons and gear to suit their own play style and try to gain a tactical advantage, but it will be up to them to choose between all-out guns-blazing action or taking a stealthier approach.

For more on Elite: Dangerous you can read our original review from when the game first launch.

Source: Press Release

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