While a final release date has yet to be announced for Frontier Development’s upcoming game, Elite: Dangerous, pricing and a special edition version have both been announced. As with most other big titles, the game will release for $60 but the special edition can be pre-ordered for a discount.
All of the benefits of the special “Mercenary” edition are digital, including a players’ guide, concept art book, ship decal, paint schemes, and an additional fighter. Frontier has stated that “additional in-game benefits and other digital goodies to be announced over the coming weeks”.
The Mercenary edition can be pre-ordered for $50, those who have already pre-ordered the game will automatically receive all of the announced bonus content.
Elite: Dangerous was funded through Kickstarter, raising $2.6 million for development. The game will launch on PC and Mac with Oculus Rift support, although an exact release date has yet to be announced. The game looks similar to Star Citizen, which has raised close to $50 million so far.
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KitGuru Says: Elite: Dangerous is coming along nicely, although the development team will likely be looking for a few private investors to get on board as $2.6 million won’t cover the full cost of development. What do you guys think of Elite: Dangerous? Are you more excited for Star Citizen? The two games seem pretty similar.
Source: Frontier Development