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Elite: Dangerous is getting a new type of space station; Braben thinks about gravity a lot

Elite: Dangerous E3

Elite: Dangerous’ David Braben was at E3 to show off Frontier Development’s increasingly excellent space sim in a new demo. Some of the content will be familiar to those of you in the premium beta, but Braben punctuates the 15 minute space adventure with news of planned content. There’s even a quick look at a new type of gargantuan space station due out in an upcoming update. 

It’s coming along nicely, it seems, and some of the upcoming features like the smoother docking should come in extremely handy given how hands on the process is in Elite. The new system will help ships to conform with the docking bay using electromagnetics. 

The mercenary shenanigans also seem well thought out. So often, being a mercenary is just a shortcut that leaves players with weak motivations, but Elite: Dangerous looks like it will give meaningful options to mercenaries. 

More than anything else, though, it’s the detail that’s left me impressed with the demo. When Braben talks excitedly about gravity and its importance, like how moon-like gravity makes lifting cargo easier, or how the second ring on the new Orbis station allows for 0.5G which theoretically could provide more comfort for the elderly or people with heart problems, the universe starts to feel real. 

How do you lovely lot think its coming along?

Cheers, Gamespot.

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Htorne Avatar
3 Years ago

I'm so happy that I bought the premium beta, it was worth the fairly high price, also I'm getting all future expansions for free. This game has so much potential.

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bryant(2 days 15 hours played)
3 Years ago

Me too. Ordered a DK2 because of this game (and for developing) can't wait till it ships. Going to be epic!

MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

This is really coming along nicely. I'm a backer of Star Citizen, but I must admit, I'm beginning to become more excited about this one than the other.

Clutchy Avatar
3 Years ago

I entirely agree with bryant and Htorne, this game is going to be brilliant. The attention to detail and the attention to hard science is fully appreciated. The Premium Beta was worth every penny.

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TrekWizard(1 day 5 hours played)
3 Years ago

Awesome looking station. Time to break out the Blue Danube.