Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One

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Want to fly among the 400 billion stars of the Elite: Dangerous universe but worried your PC or laptop isn’t up to it? You’re in luck. Developer Frontier just made an announcement over at the Games Developer Conference that the space opera will be coming to Xbox One sometime next year (you don’t have an Xbox One, don’t you?).

It looks like the game will be complete and in pretty much unexpurgated form, with all the features in the PC version – it’s not clear yet whether the two versions can connect to the same servers for cross-platform play, though, although Xbox boss Phil Spencer was talking about Windows 10’s ability to do “Cross Play” sessions with the PC at the time of the announcement.

Other details – like exact release date – aren’t being revealed yet. The big question for me will be whether or not current Elite players will be able to play on Xbox One using their existing account details, or will they have to buy a second copy of the game?

More details here, feel free to post in our own Elite: Dangerous forum here.

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.