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Elite Dangerous coming to Xbox One this summer

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Microsoft has confirmed Elite Dangerous is coming exclusively to Xbox One this summer.

Making its first console debut, Elite Dangerous will arrive on Xbox One exclusively.

“It’s a game I’m incredibly excited to play and launch on Xbox”, said Phil Spencer, Xbox boss.

“It’s a great game to come to console and we’re incredibly excited to partner with Elite on this game”.

Currently Elite Dangerous is only available to play on PC, but Microsoft and Frontier have partnered to bring the space exploration sim to console with this Xbox One port.

Microsoft has promised that we’ll hear more about the Elite Dangerous port at some point in the very near future.

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There’s no word as to when it will land apart from a loose summer release date or whether the Xbox One version will have some exclusive content.

Elite Dangerous is a vast space exploration game that has a huge fanbase on PC and Oculus Rift.

It will be interesting to see how well the game translates to Xbox One, especially as the best way to play it is with a full flight stick set-up.

We’ll keep you posted as and when we find out more about Elite Dangerous on Xbox One.

Kulti Vator

March 4, 2015, 10:41 pm

This could be the game Kinect 2.0 has been waiting for - Frontier Games will certainly require some magic in translating the many game controls to the Xbox controller alone, so why not make clever use of gestures and voice?

This could go two ways - if good it could be that elusive system seller MS need to follow Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive up with.

Chris B

March 5, 2015, 12:42 pm

I still feel a little stupid talking to the xbox (though the voice recognition on the new kinect is much nicer than the original version), and this would be a big no-no during a late-night gaming session (when the rest of the family is in bed) - though I have to admit that navigating to content on my NAS box is rather a cool way of showing off the system to less-geeky people...

Also, I would think that by the time Elite: Dangerous is released, the majority of Xbox Ones sold would be the Kinect-less version, so they would be the ones the game was written for?

Kulti Vator

March 6, 2015, 3:39 pm

Sort of makes a statement... when perhaps the most fun you can have with a sophisticated Kinect 2.0 sensor, right now, is reading out file paths to find content on your NAS ;-)

Note to Microsoft... ensure you've got a good line-up of launch games for any peripherals you bundle with future consoles. To be almost 18 months into the next generation and for Xbox One owers still only having Kinect Sports Rivals and Dance Central Spotlight to keep them going is a bit poor.

I'm sure Microsoft is hoping for a killer app or two that will help it sell more Kinect sensors for XBox One - or they wasted a lot of money on the R&D.

Sounds like you need to line the family's bedroom walls with egg boxes ;-P

Chris B

March 6, 2015, 4:44 pm

I have a rather deep voice - the words themselves don't tend to travel through walls, but the bass underlying them does...

I also use the kinect for Xbox fitness as well - though only sporadically, as I have a gym membership and I don't see the need to punish myself twice... and I was very impressed by that, and what it could detect.

I thought that the Kinect would take off on this generation of Xbox - but I think MS removing it from the standard console has really dealt the death knell to it.

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