We're now less than a week away from Elite: Dangerous launching and Frontiers is getting festive with a new launch trailer. If you're like Lewis, you've been playing Elite: Dangerous Early Access. You'll be happy to know that all of your progress will not be lost with the December 16 launch date. Frontiers plans on not doing any wipes. Now, if you haven't been playing Elite: Dangerous and are planning on hopping in after the launch, but are worried about playing the catch up game, Frontiers has considered that, as well. Any players who are starting out for the first time or restarting will have an increase in their allotted credits to balance out no wipe.
For more information regarding Elite: Dangerous Early Access, Launch, and pre-orders, see the following press release. The new trailer is at the end of the article. Enjoy!
Players with early access can start honing their flight skills and accumulating credits ready for the December 16 launch, when they will take part in the vicious power struggle to succeed the Emperor – arguably the most powerful human in the 400 billion star-system Milky Way galaxy. This major story event will kick off Elite: Dangerous’ ever unfolding, player-influenced narrative.
Elite: Dangerous includes ‘out of the box’ support for 4K ultra-high definition, 3D TV, Track IR and Oculus Rift VR for those with appropriate hardware.
There is one week left to pre-order the Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition for £35.00 ($50 and €40), which is a £4.99 pre-order discount from the £39.99 launch day retail price. It is available exclusively from the Elite: Dangerous online store and includes:
- A digital download of Elite: Dangerous.
- Your very own additional Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location in-game.
- Exclusive pack of ship paint jobs.
- A ‘day one’ ship decal.
- A digital players’ guide.
- A digital concept art book.
All those who pre-order the game get to play the single player combat missions immediately. A new launcher will accompany Gamma 2.00, allowing access to single player combat missions for those with early access to Elite: Dangerous as well as everyone who has pre-ordered.