The Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Now Actually Shows A Little Bit More Elite: Dangerous

You could be forgiven for seeing the initial launch of David Braben and Frontier Developments' ambitious Kickstarter campaign for a new Elite game and thinking, "OK, but where's the game?"

Most Kickstarter pitches these days at least show some hint of what the finished project will look like, but the Elite Kickstarter Page, upon first launch, showed nothing of the sort. Just a logo, and a goal of just under $US2 million bucks, US. OK then.

The campaign, which builds on decades of love for the hugely popular Elite series, has already raised a big chunk of cash, apparently Braben heard the concerns of many, and has now added some concept art and a pitch video to the page.

So, if you choose to back them, you'll at least be getting somewhat of a better idea of what your money is going towards.

Elite: Dangerous [Kickstarter]


    Hero U did this too. No game.

    Only reason Tim Schafer got away with it was his track history of making good modern games as well as old stuff. He kept a small company and remained in the public image, and his backer video was very well done. It was also an achievable goal.

    Gah. So many of these kickstarters are terrible.

    I loved Frontier, and if he can make an up to date version of it, then awesome. I backed it!

      You may like this:

    The main selling Point is a procedurally generated universe which sounds alright but I would prefer a bigger multiplayer focus
    Different strokes for Different folks I guess.
    Also Obligatory Space Citizen plug
    ^From the guy who made Wing Commander and FreeLancer.

      Im a huge Multiplayer fan, but in this instance I happen to disagree. If you want an epic space sim, in multiplayer then Eve is an excellent option. I would prefer this be an exclusive single player experience.

        Going by your logic, a good alternative to those after epic space sim multiplayer would be counter strike, seeing as you don't believe gameplay actually has anything to do with it.....

        I am a massive eve fan and long term subscriber, and I appreciate the gameplay it offers. I also pledged to star citizen day one. The two games are nothing alike in terms of gameplay.
        For you, sir, may I suggest Freelancer multiplayer, to experience what true multiplayer epic space combat is like from the pilots direct perspective. Then you will see why we cannot wait for star citizen to be completed ;-)

    I just hope Ian Bell doesn't kick up a stink and stop it from happening.

      Well he didn't stop Frontier from happening so I don't see why he'd object to this. I don't know if he even has any claim to the Elite IP these days...

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