After years of teases and winks and hints throughout the Elite: Dangerous universe, players are today reporting that they have finally made "first contact" with aliens in the game. And they are big.
DP Sayre, a player on Xbox One, made the discovery earlier today, when he was wrenched out of hyperspace then treated to a tense little cutscene before the UFO makes its first appearance.
Developers Frontier seemingly confirmed the event with this tweet:
A report just coming through that a CMDR has experienced something... strange. https://t.co/NJVhHWe4eB
— Elite Dangerous (@EliteDangerous) January 5, 2017
That thing is huge.
He encountered it jumping to "ARIES DARK REGION XU-O B6-3" if you're in the game and want to try it yourself.