Open world space simulator Elite Dangerous is heading to PlayStation 4 at some point in 2017. David Braben, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments, announced on PlayStation’s official blog that the PC game will see a PS4 release in Q2 2017.
Braben has been working on the Elite franchise since the 80’s. The goal is for players to enter a world where they can do basically whatever they want. They can explore, fight, mine, and trade. They can serve as assassins or bounty hunters, chasing intergalactic targets. Elite Dangerous embraces multiplayer, allowing players to fight each other but also work together, either flying side by side or even working together on the same ship.
It has to be satisfying for Braben to see the third installment of his Elite series available for VR. A player even put together this YouTube video, chronicling game play of Elite titles from 1984 to today. With 400 billion star systems available to explore, and shiny new graphics with which to do it, Elite Dangerous lives up to the term, “space epic.”
Full Port to PS4
When the game does head to PS4 in 2017, console players will be getting the full experience. Players can fly their ships throughout any of those star systems, and even investigate planets with Surface Recon Vehicles. With a sandbox world that is heavily based on the community, Elite Dangerous players can work together to shape their own unique universe.
The developers have also made it a goal to be as accurate as possible. Players can use this space simulator to visit actual stars, white dwarfs and black holes actually visible in the real life night sky. Braben is sure to wrap it up with his enthusiasm for sharing more information, as it develops, so check back for updates.