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Frontier cancels development of Elite Dangerous for consoles

2021 was supposed to be a great year for Elite Dangerous across all platforms thanks to the Odyssey expansion. Unfortunately, this extra content arrived in a rough state on PC, leading to Frontier delaying the release on consoles so it could focus on fixing the game. Now almost a year later, Frontier has decided to scrap Elite Dangerous for consoles entirely. 

Frontier Developments will no longer be creating new content for Elite Dangerous on consoles and the Odyssey expansion will no longer be coming to Xbox and PlayStation. Moving forward, all efforts will be focused on the PC version. This news comes as a shock to many who have continued playing the game on consoles and have been waiting for an update on the Odyssey expansion.

“Over the last several months, we have been wrestling with the best way to move forward, and it is with a heavy heart we have decided to cancel all console development. We need to be able to move forward with the story of the game, and in order for us to do this we need to focus on a single codebase”, Frontier head, David Braben, wrote in a blog post. 

Elite Dangerous will still be playable on consoles with all current content available in the game. But anything from Odyssey onwards will be exclusive to PC.

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KitGuru Says: The Odyssey expansion had so much promise but a rushed launch really killed the game's momentum. At this point, I'm not sure how many supporters Frontier is going to have left. 

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