Facepalm: Elite Dangerous has spent nearly a 12 months attempting to get well from the disastrous launch of its final enlargement. Despite progress made by current updates, the sport now suffers one other main blow with the cancellation of console growth.
Frontier has introduced it’s cancelling the launch of its most up-to-date enlargement for the console variations of Elite Dangerous. Going ahead, consoles will solely obtain vital updates for the multiplayer area sim whereas the PC model will nonetheless obtain updates for present and future expansions.
Frontier founder David Braben defined that for the reason that final enlargement titled Odyssey, growth of Elite has proceeded on two codebases: one for Odyssey gamers and one other for console gamers in addition to PC gamers who hadn’t bought Odyssey. Braben mentioned Elite’s growth can solely go ahead if Frontier focuses completely on the post-Odyssey codebase, which forces the corporate to stop console growth. Presumably this implies the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video games received’t be upgraded for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles.
When Frontier launched Odyssey on PC, it was suffering from poor efficiency and bugs. It nonetheless has a “Mostly Negative” score on Steam.
Soon after launching Odyssey, Frontier delayed the console variations indefinitely whereas it launched patches for the PC, earlier than finally making its choice this week. There have been 10 updates for Odyssey to date with the eleventh set to exit on March 11.