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Frontier starts offering Elite: Dangerous refunds over online furore

Some owners of Elite: Dangerous who are unhappy with the recent ditching of the game’s offline mode are being offered refunds. However, the only customers who are eligible are those who pre-ordered the final game and have therefore not yet played it. Anyone who has already played the alpha or …

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Elite: Dangerous’ online u-turn draws criticism from players

The decision to strip the offline mode from upcoming space shooter Elite: Dangerous has gone down like a lead balloon. Frontier boss David Braben earlier this week revealed the decision to make the game online-only, saying: A fully offline experience would be unacceptably limited and static compared to the dynamic, …

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Offline mode dropped from Elite: Dangerous

Plans to offer an offline mode in Elite: Dangerous have been dropped. Although Frontier originally said in its Kickstarter pledge that the game would be playable offline, it has now backtracked on the idea and confirmed that players will need to be connected to the internet at all times. A …

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Elite: Dangerous finally has a release date

Frontier Developments has at last confirmed a release date for the PC version of Elite: Dangerous. Eurogamer reports that the launch version of the game will be made available on December 16th. The game has of course been available for some time now in assorted alpha and beta forms, but …

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INTERVIEW: Braben and Roberts lock coordinates on open space

The space race has returned. More than 20 years after seminal franchises like Elite, Wing Commander and Star Wars: TIE Fighter set the bar for space simulation gaming, those that helped the genre first blast off are returning to making out-of-this-world games. Chief among them are David Braben, creator of …

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Elite: Dangerous gets final release pack and price

Frontier Developments has announced the launch bundle for the much-anticipated Elite: Dangerous. The Elite Dangerous Mercenary Edition for PC costs 35 for those who pre-order before the day of release – which, incidentally, has not yet been revealed beyond simply ‘2014′. For the money buyers will get the game, an …

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Elite: Dangerous standard beta kicks off, bringing price of entry down to £50

Frontier’s Elite: Dangerous can now be played for a price resembling the cost of a normal console release. That’s despite the fact it’s a PC game. But still, the now live 50 standard beta is significantly cheaper than the 200 alpha from earlier in the year or the 100 premium …

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Frontier says it would be ‘stupid’ not to bring Elite Dangerous to PS4 and Xbox One

Elite Dangerous is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, it seems. Speaking to Eurogamer Frontier boss David Braben said in no uncertain terms that he was not announcing a console port of the game. But then pretty much did. "I’ve just got to watch out," he said. "I don’t want …

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Braben admits Elite Dangerous pricing ‘looks terribly capitalist’

You can play Elite: Dangerous RIGHT NOW. Providing you’re willing to pay 100. That’s the price Frontier is charging for the game plus access to the Premium. The Standard Beta SKU is 50 and the game 35 – with the option of a further 35 for the DLC Expansion Pass. …

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