Frontier Developments has announced that Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will be launching on May 19th. Odyssey brings impressive new gameplay options to PC players with the console version coming this fall. The expansion allows players to walk about planet surfaces for the first time in the game’s history and will be available for PC players via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Frontier Store. Players can pick it up as a standalone product for $39.99. To celebrate the launch, developers have released a brand new trailer.
Odyssey brings long-awaited features to Commanders including:
- allowing players to explore atmospheric planets on foot
- new missions
- tactical combat
- specialized suits and gear options
- social hubs across the galaxy where players can engage with one another
David Braben, Frontier’s CEO and founder, said: “This is the next step in what has already been an incredible journey and labor of love with Elite Dangerous since the Kickstarter over eight years ago. The team has pulled off a fantastic achievement here across a mind-bending scale – from the detail within a human footprint to the vast distances across stellar systems and beyond is breathtaking, in a rich, detailed, and accurate recreation of the Milky Way in 1:1 scale. For me, it is not just the detailed exploration and combat, but the gothic beauty of watching stars, planets, moons, moons-of-moons rise and fall or slowly pirouette in their often complex paths in the night sky, while each tiny dot or nebula in that sky is really there and can be visited.”
Check out the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey official site to check out all of the details.