Frontier has made the decision to delay the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey release date and alpha because of the pandemic’s affect on growth. You can now anticipate the alpha to reach on PC in early spring 2021, and a full launch later within the season.

“The ongoing impact of the pandemic, however, including the renewed lockdowns in 2021, continues to put added pressure on our teams and ultimately our development timeline,” Frontier says. “We have, therefore, had to make the difficult decision to make some adjustments and changes to our existing development roadmap. Our PC plans have only been affected by a small amount, however, our plans for the console release will, unfortunately, see a larger development shift. Please do know that these difficult decisions have been made with a focus on making Odyssey as incredible as it can possibly be for all our Commanders regardless of their platform, while also respecting realistic project deadlines for our teams during this difficult global situation.”

Frontier reaffirms that Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Deluxe Alpha and Lifetime Expansion Pass holders will get entry to the alpha, and that extra particulars can be made obtainable nearer to launch.

As for the console launch, that’s now pencilled in for autumn 2021. If you’d prefer to learn the complete assertion your self, you’ll find it on the developer’s website.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey was initially revealed final yr. It’s set to introduce on-foot gameplay to the area sim, alongside a slew of latest content material, NPCs, and gameplay methods to assist taking part in on-foot.

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