A few days ago, Frontier pushed out Beta 3 for Elite: Dangerous. Besides adding a ton more systems to explore, Beta 3 adds some really cool new features.
Scooping up fuel from stars will let you refuel in times of need, but just be careful on how hot your ship gets. Want to do some mining? Asteroids abound in space and you can now see if there are any goods in there to make money off of.
You're no longer stuck with one ship as you can now own multiple ships. Outfit each one to your needs and take out the ones you need.
There a great deal more put in as the game races towards release. Q4 2014 is still the time frame that Frontier has for the release of Elite: Dangerous. Of course, you can get into the beta now for $75, or wait until the game's released and nab it for $50.
If you like space sims, trust me this is a no brainer to pick up.
Cambridge, UK -- October 29, 2014 -- Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) has released Elite: Dangerous Beta 3.
The third stage of Elite: Dangerous’ Beta test has rolled out to players, unlocking even more of the real Milky Way for exploration and introducing long-awaited features including multiple ship ownership and mining.
Look to the weekly Elite: Dangerous newsletter this Friday, 31 October for an important announcement about the next stage of the Beta. A full newsletter archive isavailable.
Elite: Dangerous' Beta 3 is available to play now for £50 ($75, €60) through Frontier’s online store. A discount for existing backers of the full game is applied on checkout, making upgrading easy.
Elite: Dangerous will be released in Q4 2014.
The pre-order exclusive Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition includes the full game, an additional Eagle fighter, ship liveries, Day One decal and other digital goodies for £35.00 ($50, €40) Pre-orders receive a £4.99 discount on the final release price of £39.99 ($59.99, €49.99).
Players who pre-order the Mercenary Pack can upgrade to immediate Beta access at any time for £15.
All backers who have purchased Beta access or higher will receive the Mercenary Pack – including the final game – upon release in calendar year 2014.