- Aug 25, 2020
Elite Dangerous's newest expansion, Odyssey, will allow players to step off their ships, walk on planets, engage in first-person fights, complete contracts, and much more. Arriving in Early 2021, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is more than just a way for space travelers to get a good view of a new planet, as there will be a wide variety of contracts to undertake, including those that feature diplomacy, commerce, lethal stealth, and all-out combat. There will be "diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs" that offer "endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/elite-dangerous-odyssey-announcement-trailer"] There will be social hubs spread throughout the galaxy where travelers can form alliances, procure services, and find expert support in "highly coveted Engineers." When in combat, fights will take place in first-person and new and upgradeable gear will be waiting for those brave enough to get it. Oh, and SRVs and Starships will still be in play, so players must not forget to look up to the stars every once and a while. Elite Dangerous is a space flight simulation game that was first released on PC in 2014 before arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It features a 1:1 scale open-world representation of the Milky Way and allows for single-player and multiplayer fun. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=elite-dangerous-horizons-24-the-return-screenshots&captions=true"] In our review of Elite Dangerous, we said it "is a beautiful game and an amazing space sim let down by a universe devoid of character and low on excitement. It's great to fly the various ships and experiment with different loadouts, and there are a lot of different roles to play in Elite that helps keep the experience fresh. But without any special missions or narrative threads to pick up, and a universe that seems more mechanical than alive, Elite also seems far smaller than its 400 billion star systems." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.