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PC classic Elite to be re-made - Elite Dangerous coming soon

 
PC Space Sims are back!
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The ground breaking and well beloved space sim classic Elite is getting a modern remake by its original creator David Braben:

"Elite: Dangerous is the game I have wanted Frontier to make for a very long time. The next game in the Elite series - an amazing space epic with stunning visuals, incredible gameplay and breath-taking scope, but this time you can play with your friends too. I want a game that feels more like the original “Elite” to fly, and with more rapid travel (to allow for the multi-player nature of the game) – so you travel quickly using local ‘hyperspace’ travel rather than by fast-forwarding time – but with the rich galaxy of Frontier – and more, so much more."

[link to www.kickstarter.com]

[link to www.vg247.com]






PC space sims are back in a big way thanks to Kickstarter, remember, the big publishers have declared space sims dead, that is why you have not seen many over the last 10 years. We have a chance to prove them wrong because of Kickstarter crowd funding, which allows us to go directly to the game maker to fund the game we want.
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This looks absolutely first class! When you think of the fantastic games that precede this (Elite and Frontier), you have to wonder how Braben & co. are going to push the boundaries back this time, but I know they will! Let's get it funded!
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The latest "dev diary" with actual ingame footage looks awesome. I have no doubt that if the project is funded David Braben and co will delivery an almighty game that will be talked about for another 20 years!
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Star Citizen tripled its funding goal, last day is today if you want to get in on the ground floor:

[link to www.robertsspaceindustries.com]


It will be the greatest space sim ever.
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Re: PC classic Elite to be re-made - Elite Dangerous coming soon
I am a big Star Citizen fan as well and backed it in a big way, that being said, I am a PC and space sim fan , and really think if more games like this are going to get made Elite Dangerous has to get funded as well. That would prove to the publshers that they had it wrong, if two gaming legends got back into the mix(Chris Roberts for SC & David Braben for ED) via crowdfunding and succeeded, that is huge.

Plus, Elite Dangerous will be just as good as Star Citizen in its own slightly different way.
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isnt all this already being done in eve?
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Cool - didn't know it was being remade after all the false starts, and that video looks quite nice.

Will have to back this one as well - good luck guys.
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It's brilliant news that Star Citizen has been funded. But it's a very different game. The best thing about its predecessor, Frontier, was the scope. 20 years ago it gave a whole galaxy to explore. This time Frontier Developments are promising 100,000,000,000 star systems. You could spend forever playing, if you wanted to, and barely scratch the surface, exploration wise.
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isnt all this already being done in eve?
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No, in EVE it was a point-n-click space-sim whereas in Elite (check the video) it looks like you can manually fly the craft.
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I've backed Star Citizen and Elite.
Elite formed part of my childhood, and made me a fan of the whole sci-fi genre, through games like Freelancer, Dark Star One and all of the X Universe series I've found myself try to recapture the feeling the original Elite game gave me.
Elite Dangerous has been worked on in the background for years, its never come out of the shadows because perception was that the era of PC Space Sims is over, with crowdfunding we can prove them wrong.

So let's unite and get behind them both and prove the f**kers wrong!
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Well said, AnonymousCoward!
There's no reason why both games can't be successful.
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This is awesome news!! Played a lot of Elite and Frontier back in the day. When David Braben and Ian Bell first brought out Elite in 1984 in changed everything, the first fully 3D Game and first open sandbox game to do what you wanted in. The Grand-daddy of space sims.

I've been lamenting the rise of consoles and publishers lack of belief in space sims for years. SC proved the market is there and hungary. I will buy SC and am now backing Elite:Dangerous I hope all you PC space sim enthusiasts do the same. Braben and his Frontier development company also intend to role it out on multiple platforms given enough funding so no excuse for you consolers not to get involved.

This game promises a whole beautifully rendered galaxy to explore and seamless landing on planets as well as support for single player & multiplayer (both open and in controlled groups). Well I'm excited.

[link to www.kickstarter.com]

Another promising space sim worth checking out is 'Limit Theroy'. This is being done by a promising young college student.

[link to www.kickstarter.com]
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My personal experience with eve follows.....
Having played EVE online and wasted a fair amount of time and money in the process I can conclusively say that Elite is an entirely different, far more immersive and massively more involving experience. EVE in my opinion suffers from the whole point and click gameplay mechanic and combat has no real immediacy. I think EVEs strength is in it's social medium, corporations and their members create the dynamic that makes EVE really successful. Elite is probably closer to playing an RPG where you define your campaign objectives, where you decide on your success levels and ultimately where you become the central character in your story. Unlike EVE it does not take being part of a corp nor does it take days upon days of upskilling, grinding away mining and attempting to decipher the vast spreadsheets of the trading/manufaturing/supply/demand systems.
Elite has an immediacy that EVE can't touch IMO. EVE is damn pretty, has some great imagination put into its environments but ultimately in my eyes and my experience doesn't allow for my individual experience to be overly special.
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I am really looking forward to Elite Dangerous - well not surprising really as I have been waiting for Elite 4 to be made for around 20 years! This latest video in the asteroid field looks amazing - really nice to see some in game footage to silence the critics that David Braben isn't 100% serious about making this game fantastic.

Looking forward to seeing more footage soon and supporting the funding of this game via Kickstarter:

[link to www.kickstarter.com]

Cant wait to play the game as well in 2014, next year is going to be one long year!
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Elite 4 will be awesome, I backed it on day one. But anyone who cant wait till 2014 should try out Evochron Mercenary, I am playing it for a few days now and its exactly what Elite 4 wants to be, it even has gas giants where you can fly through the clouds.
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More updated and videos should be out soon.
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Hopefully this will be great. It's certainly looking good. I just had to back it.
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New article in PC Gamer...more to follow

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I used to be big fan of elite unfortunately they missed there chance years ago and the enginge tech they use is vastly outdated to my dissapointment.

If you want to see a next generation space sim with an enitre galaxy rendered in real time (no loading screens anywhere) this what you will want to buy ! anything else is just out dated technically.

Although this is not coming out for a while this is the game that will revolutionise space sims. There is no other game that will come close to it once released.

[link to www.infinity-universe.com]










Tech video of real time galaxy ingame

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I used to be big fan of elite unfortunately they missed there chance years ago and the enginge tech they use is vastly outdated to my dissapointment.

If you want to see a next generation space sim with an enitre galaxy rendered in real time (no loading screens anywhere) this what you will want to buy ! anything else is just out dated technically.

Although this is not coming out for a while this is the game that will revolutionise space sims. There is no other game that will come close to it once released.

[link to www.infinity-universe.com]










Tech video of real time galaxy ingame


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19412151


You do realize you've just done more harm to Infinity than good right? I intend to back Inifnity as it offers a different perspective on the genre, but graphically apart from maybe the disc around the planet the rest looks sub-par graphically to Elite:Dangerous so far. Watch the Elite:dangerous and full screen and pay attention to the star fields...

What's so revolutionary about those planets? I don't see an atmosphere as you do already in E:D (with the cloud generation and dev video 1) and the videos you show the planets to resemble marble more than anything right now, which is something David Braben is trying to avoid.

We're going to get more information and more videos in the next 38 days or so, perhaps they will show us more, but based on what I have seen of Elite it really seems the only way we could ever replace Elite was with another Elite.

As I said I want to back Infinity and will, but its best to let it stand on its own merits without unjustly taking a stab at a project we already have a launch date for made by someone and a company with real history and experience.
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As good as Star Citizen and Infinity look, and will hopefully play, there will only ever be one Elite.

Games companies have been trying for years, with superior technology to better Elite and Frontier, but nothing I've ever played has even come close. There's something special that those games had that has proven extremely difficult to replicate. I'm not even sure the new Elite: Dangerous will better its own previous incarnations, but I'm certainly willing to put some money towards the attempt.
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As good as Star Citizen and Infinity look, and will hopefully play, there will only ever be one Elite.

Games companies have been trying for years, with superior technology to better Elite and Frontier, but nothing I've ever played has even come close. There's something special that those games had that has proven extremely difficult to replicate. I'm not even sure the new Elite: Dangerous will better its own previous incarnations, but I'm certainly willing to put some money towards the attempt.
 Quoting: Lazlo Woodbine 25997544


The X series.

Steep learning curve though.

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Only a handful of space sims have ever provided seamless planetary landings(no cut scenes), including Elite Frontier. Elite Dangerous will do that, from space to planet surface through the atmosphere.
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Nearing the halfway point and still more than half the time remaining.
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New Dev video about the dynamic universe and how players affect it.



Officially 50% funded with 35 days left. Space sim fans, go pledge if you have not already.
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New Promo Video showing WIP Pre-Alpha Footage:

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