Elite Dangerous Ends Development on Consoles


Elite Dangerous on consoles won’t get any new content. Including the Odyssey expansion. As developer Frontier Developments decided to focus on improving the PC version.

This was announced by the CEO and founder of Frontier David Braben. blog post that console versions will now only receive “critical updates” after the “not perfect” launch of a major Odyssey update on PC last May.

Odyssey was supposed to be a big step forward for Elite Dangerous. But soon received a “mostly negative” rating on Steam after thousands of players reported performance issues. UI issues, and several other bugs and crashes in the game.

The game has received a number of major updates to fix issues on PC. But Braben said there is still a lot of work to be done and the whole team should turn their attention to improving this version.

He said: “Since the release of Odyssey in May 2021. We have been working tirelessly to improve the Odyssey experience on PC, and while we have made a lot of progress, there is still a lot to be done. codebases since then.

“For the past few months, we’ve been wrestling with how best to move forward. And it’s with a heavy heart that we’ve decided to cancel all console development. We need to move forward with the game’s story, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a single codebase.”

Odyssey is the second paid expansion for Elite. Adding planetary landings. A first-person shooter, and more. It was originally supposed to be released for consoles in the fall of 2021. But due to the backlash against the PC version. It was delayed indefinitely.

Elite Dangerous is still available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And is presumably playable for the time being, as Frontier Developments hasn’t revealed that the console servers will be down despite the lack of future support.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.


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