Exciting news for space fans, Elite: Dangerous will be blasting off on the PlayStation 4 next year. Frontier Developments has announced the release of their space exploration and trading game for the second quarter of 2017, promising the title to be just as immense as on Xbox One and PC.

Incase you are unfamiliar with Elite: Dangerous, it is a vast sandbox experience based on our very own Milky Way Galaxy. Players are able to travel the far reaches of space, mining, fighting, assassinating and trading at your own pace. The game looks to be everything that this year’s No Man’s Sky isn’t, with players sharing the Galaxy together. Being able to form alliances and overthrow empires, race across planet surfaces in rovers, and engage in exciting close-quarters combat are just some of the facets that PS4 players to can forward to. The PC version already has a massive following, with a recent 89% positive rating from users on Steam. The PlayStation 4 release will certainly open up the title to a much wider audience, and may prove to be a huge success.

Frontier Developments boast that the 400 billion stars that make up the Milky Way are as accurately reflected as possible. Many systems are taken from real star catalogues, and the Galaxy also contains some of the mysteries of deep space including neutron stars, white dwarfs and black holes. Players will be able to team up, or fight against one another, fly in formation or even travel on the same spacecraft. As you delve further into the action and gain more credits, you will be able to purchase progressively larger ships which can even come with smaller fighters attached, to assist you in defense or attack in the void of space.

Elite: Dangerous

The full version of Elite: Dangerous will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, including everything that is part of the Horizons update for the title. This will let you race across planet and moon surfaces at speeds of up to 100mph in your very own Surface Recon Vehicle, opening up a whole new world of possibilities to your exploration and community involvement. We will be waiting with baited breath for more news surrounding the launch.

The Elite series first began way back in 1984, at the infancy of computer gaming. Three decades, and several sequels may have past, but the principles of the game remain the same as ever. The advent of Elite: Dangerous coming to PlayStation some time in the second quarter of next year, is just the latest in a long line of advancement for one of the first, and best, space exploration franchises out there.

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