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'Elite Dangerous' developer cancels all future console content updates
Frontier Developments has announced the cancellation of all future development for the console version of Elite Dangerous Elite Dangerous, including the delayed Odyssey expansion. Frontier Developments delayed the highly anticipated Odyssey update for consoles last January to focus on the PC version of Elite Dangerous. Now it looks like the release will never happen again, as Elite Dangerous, developed by Frontier, decided not only to cancel the Odyssey expansion last year, but to continue developing the base game on Xbox or PlayStation to shift the focus to PC. , which has the largest player base in the game. While the PC version of the video game will continue to be actively developed, developer Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments is effectively ditching new development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions except for the most important updates.
Presumably the cancellation of console development means that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games will not be updated for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. The announcement effectively cancels any future development, and also leaves current Xbox One and PlayStation content dead in the water, without any future updates or support.
The Frontier team decided that moving away from console development outside of "critical updates" was the next best step to moving forward with a broader experience. ``For the past few months, the Frontier developers have struggled with how best to move forward, and it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all console development. Frontier Developments understands that the cancellation won't be well received by console players, but they believe it's the best thing possible for the future of Elite Dangerous.
Frontier founder David Braben said that Elite development could only move forward if Frontier focused solely on its latest extension codebase, forcing Frontier to cancel console development console development.
In order to better follow Elite Dangerous in the future, Frontier has to refocus on a single code and has made the decision to stop developing console versions and console versions. Development on the console versions has been officially cancelled, as director David Braben sadly explains in a new blog post on the official website. Braben further announces that in order for the team to ensure that the main PC version of the game is in the form of a ship, Frontier Developments was forced to abandon Frontier Developments' work on the console version of the Odyssey Odyssey with no intention of returning to it. development of console content at any time in the future. Frontier CEO and Founder David Braben announced on his blog that the console versions will now only receive "critical updates" following the "not perfect" launch of a major Odyssey update on PC last May.
Elite Dangerous will continue to be available on consoles in its current state and will benefit from critical updates, but any future content will be reserved for PC releases after Odyssey. Gamers who prefer to play on consoles, including the latest generation systems like the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, will be denied new content and features. Instead, the space flight sim Elite Dangerous will be developed primarily for PC, with future content updates created only for the PC version of the game. The game will continue on consoles as it does now, along with key updates, but Frontier Developments will focus on new PC-only content updates in the codebase before and after Odyssey.
Since the introduction of the expansions on PC last year, the Frontier team has continued to maintain two separate "codebases": pre-Odyssey (PS4/Xbox One) and post-Odyssey (PC). Its growth Odyssey has already received 10 major updates, but according to Braben, there still appears to be some work to be done.
Its latest update, Odyssey, will introduce a dose of No Mans Sky, allowing you to land on planets and more. Its latest expansion is one that adds first-person exploration and kick violence. The latest expansion adds new gameplay features to Elite Dangerous, including atmospheric flight and new settlements, providing fast-paced first-person gameplay based on the player's actions. Its Odyssey expansion finally lets players explore planets on foot and visit space stations, settlements, and more, rather than staying in spaceships and landing vehicles.
The launch of the Odyssey console was nothing short of rocky. We're adding framerate and connectivity issues and other issues, and it's been a pretty bumpy ride since the last expansion launched in Spring 2021. The development of Odysseys has been repeatedly delayed due to the global pandemic.
The console version of Elite Dangerous has received a number of major updates to address performance issues, but Braben said there is still a lot of work to be done, and the entire team should turn their attention to improving the PC version. Exactly when the Odyssey DLC will start looking better than the original demo, but the console production delay means the Frontier team can spend more resources and time making sure players' expectations are finally met. Developer sees future for luxury condos in downtown Waukegan Downtown Waukegan's vision includes the development of an urban neighborhood bordered by Genesee, Washington, Water Streets and Sheridan Roads.