Elite Dangerious: Horizons is out on December 15th

by: John -
More On: Elite: Dangerous

Next week will see the launch of Elite Dangerous: Horizons, the new expansion pack for the space flight sim game. Right now, the beta is available for those who want to jump in a little early.

Plantery landings is the big update where you can drop down and check out what the planet has to offer. I'm interested to see how multicrew works, where you can have people assume a role on a spaceship.

One nice byproduct of the update is that my Oculus Rift works again in the game. I'm using the latest SDK in Windows 10 and am able to launch Horizons and play with the HMD. Combined with some new Voice Attack options, I think I'll be spending a lot of time in space for the next few weeks.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons will be available on December 15 for the PC and priced at $59.99.

FRONTIER DEVELOPMENTS TO RELEASE ELITE DANGEROUS: HORIZONS DECEMBER 15
‘Planetary Landings’ Kicks-Off New Season of Expansions to Massively Multiplayer Space Epic; Pre-Order Bonus Available Today

 
Cambridge, UK – DECEMBER 9, 2015 -- Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) will release Elite Dangerous: Horizons, the new season of expansions for their incredible massively multiplayer space epic Elite Dangerous, on December 15 for PC. Elite Dangerous: Horizons is currently in beta with thousands of players venturing deep into the game’s 1:1 recreation of the Milky Way to discover and explore billions of star systems and head to planetary surfaces for the first time.
 
Players who pre-order the Elite Dangerous: Horizons season of expansions will receive immediate access to Elite Dangerous, and can begin playing TODAY.
 
Elite Dangerous: Horizons is the new season of expansions for Elite Dangerous, with updates coming throughout 2016. When Elite Dangerous: Horizons goes live on December 15, the first major expansion will be the highly anticipated ‘Planetary Landings,’ which allows players to discover and explore billions of full-size airless worlds throughout the galaxy, each simulated to exacting detail by the game’s Stellar Forge.
 
Following Planetary Landings, additional updates will come online in 2016, including:

  • Loot and Crafting, unlocking a world of customization options and adding new value and meaning to every action.
  • Multicrew, allowing teams of players to assume roles aboard the same ship.
  • Commander Creation, giving a unique appearance to players’ in-game avatars.
  • Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter ships for attack and defense.
  • New Missions and Ships, expanding the already massive amount of playable content.
  • New Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Arenas, providing additional challenges to prove multiplayer superiority
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