The day is lastly right here, Elite Dangerous followers. The launch date for the area flight simulation game’s monumental upcoming growth Odyssey has been introduced as May 19 for gamers on our house platform, with Xbox and PlayStation variations for our pals on console coming later within the yr within the autumn.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – which was introduced again in June final yr and has not too long ago seen gamers getting caught into its multi-stage alpha – will deliver on-foot exploration to the space game for the very first time. Frontier describes it as “the most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to-date” in a press launch, and alongside this new stage of gameplay, it’ll deliver new missions, “intense tactical combat”, and a bunch of different new options to the 2014 sport.

Odyssey gamers will get to customize their characters by way of numerous choices for specialist gear and spacesuits, that are suited to the totally different (new) missions and challenges. For salvage missions there’s a Remlok Maverick scavenger swimsuit, for instance, whereas others – such because the Supratech Artemis explorer and Manticore Dominator fight fits are perfect for exobiology investigation and Conflict Zone fight, respectively.

There’ll even be a brand new social gameplay layer added with the growth within the type of social hubs. From right here, you’ll be able to plan your next adventures with different gamers, and have a tendency to different bits like selecting up and upgrading package.

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is priced at £29.99 / $39.99 / €34.99 on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Frontier Store.

However, there’s additionally a deluxe alpha growth pack nonetheless accessible, which prices £39.99 / $54.99 / €46.99. This will provide you with entry to the continuing alpha – which ends April 30 – and the growth’s soundtrack. Pre-ordering both will get you an “exclusive Pioneer suit skin”.