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  Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s Alpha enters its second phase
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04/08/2021
 


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Cambridge, UK – 8 April 2021. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today the start of the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha. The Alpha, accessible since 29 March, is available for Lifetime Expansion Pass owners and players who have pre-ordered the Odyssey Deluxe Alpha expansion pack. The second phase of the Alpha will roll in today at 2pm BST.


This second stage of the Odyssey Alpha will expand the playable area to 20 light years and grants players access to their own starships. Adventurous Commanders can also drop in to perilous Conflict Zones by signing in with the Frontline Solutions mercenary company.

You can have a look at our latest Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Community video update to learn everything about Conflict Zones here: https://youtu.be/Q-Mo_XyVOuM

The list of new features available in the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha phases include*:

  • Conflict Zones on foot are now accessible through the Frontline Solutions front desk.
  • Commanders will have free access to starships and will be immediately issued with a Cobra Mk III, including multicrew seats.
  • Expanded playable area of the galaxy to approximately 20 light years.
  • New space suit available for purchase: Manticore Dominator combat suit.
  • New starting system: Nervi.
  • 300,000 starting credits for new Commanders. (This amount will also be added to existing Alpha Commanders’ balances.)
 

*Areas of play and features during the Alpha are subject to change.
 

A full list of updates can be found on the Elite Dangerous Forums here.
 

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure access to the Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.
 

Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021.
 

For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com. For media assets, visit Frontier.co.uk/media.


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About Elite Dangerous

Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Some may know you as an ally; others will call you a pirate, a bounty hunter, a smuggler, an explorer, an assassin, a hero… Fly with friends, fight for a cause or go it alone. Your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever-unfolding story. Explore a detailed 1:1 model of our real galaxy, and be the first to discover one of 400 billion star systems. Start with a small starship and a handful of credits, and do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.


About Frontier

Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.