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Elite Dangerous is a massively multiplayer space epic and fourth installment in the legendary Elite series, the longest running space simulation series in history. It's developed and published by Frontier Developments with David Braben as the director. This wiki is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

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New players please read the Pilot's Guide for lots of useful information. Please read the Elite Dangerous FAQ for a general overview.
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Elite Dangerous - 2014

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Elite - 1984


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Frontier: First Encounters - 1995

In 1984 a video game named Elite, written by David Braben and Ian Bell, was released to the public. It quickly became one of the most successful and influential space simulator games of all time.

In 1993 Frontier: Elite II, a sequel to the original Elite game was published by Gametek, and allowed David to establish Frontier Developments in 1994. In 1995 Frontier Developments released Frontier: First Encounters, also known as "Elite III". The Frontier titles are famous for their 1:1 scale, dynamic star systems, realistic physics and seamless freeform landings.

After a period of developing other games, Frontier announced their plans to create another sequel to Elite. In 2012 they began a crowdfunding project for Elite Dangerous. After Alpha and Beta testing with backers Elite Dangerous was released on December 16, 2014. It's the fourth game in the legendary Elite series. The second season of expansions ED: Horizons was released on PC on December 15, 2015. It's also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. ED: Beyond is the third season of free updates. ED: The Next Era is planned for Q4 2020. Check the Development Plans.
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Developer Frontier Developments
Director David Braben
Release December 16, 2014
Current Version Fleet Carriers Update Patch 2
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