Frontier Developments have announced the release date of the big Odyssey expansion for their open universe space sim, Elite Dangerous.
The Odyssey expansion adds the ability to disembark from your starship to explore space stations and planets. Players will be able to assemble their crew, form alliances, and negotiate deals with NPCs. Not all of your time off ship will be peaceful, which is why you’ll have plenty of weapons and gadgets to take on enemy infantry.
You can find the release date trailer below.
Frontier Developments also announced that Odyssey‘s fourth alpha event will go live on April 28th. The focus of this alpha will be to test compatibility.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:
Disembark, Commander, and leave your mark on the galaxy in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Explore distant worlds on foot and expand the frontier of known space. Be the first to step out onto countless unique planets as you discover land untouched since time began. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey invites you to become a true pioneer.
⦁ Gain access to the exclusive Pioneer suit skin.
One Giant Leap
See the galaxy like never before. Touch down on breathtaking planets powered by stunning new tech, soak in suns rising over unforgettable vistas, discover outposts and settlements, and explore with unrestricted freedom.
Forge Your Own Path
Take on a wide variety of contracts and play your way, from diplomacy and commerce to lethal stealth and all-out combat. Diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs offer endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy.
Assemble Your Crew
Social hubs spread throughout the galaxy give Commanders the ideal place to plan their next move. Form alliances, procure services, and even find expert support in highly coveted Engineers. These public outposts also help you acquire and upgrade weapons and gear to perfect your playing style.
The Sphere of Combat
Experience intense first-person combat, kit out your character with an array of weapons and gear, and coordinate with teammates to master a multi-layered, deep, tactical environment where Commanders, SRVs and Starships converge.