An Unexpected Announcement
The eagerly awaited paid expansion for Elite Dangerous has been announced and it is called Odyssey. The announcement comes accompanied by a pre-alpha, in-game trailer that is absolutely stunning, visually. Elite Dangerous has always been a beautiful game but this update is clearly leveraging next-gen tech.
Oh did I mention space legs? Frontier has confirmed pedestrian exploration on atmospheric planets that are rocky and barren. This will be a feature in Odyssey as well as combat. Many CMDRS have been asking for space legs for quite some time. It is exciting to see Frontier deliver this and react to the community. Unfortunately, the mechanics to do this will not allow for VR gameplay in Odyssey. Though Elite Dangerous and Horizons will be available still.
These are early details and the official trailer has been released in response to a leak of the trailer that happened earlier in the week and was then removed. I know myself and my fellow CMDRS are eagerly awaiting a full announcement and more details in the coming months.