Frontier Developments has just announced it will be releasing its multiplayer space title, Elite Dangerous, on the PlayStation 4 next year.
The PlayStation 4 version of Elite Dangerous is scheduled for launch in Q2 2017 and will include every expansion to date. Frontier has confirmed this means “the full Elite Dangerous: Horizons season pass” content will be included. Being released on a new platform has presented new mechanic opportunities including touchpad hotkeys, map navigation via the touchpad and “fast headlook”.
Frontier CEO and Elite co-creator David Braben commented alongside the announcement:
‘We’re thrilled to bring Elite Dangerous to PlayStation 4. Elite Dangerous is unlike any other space game, with a rich multiplayer or single-player space, a true-to-life galaxy including our own entire night sky, real physics, unique ship handling characteristics and a player-driven narrative that’s really heating up. The galaxy has been stable for centuries, but all that is about to change. PlayStation 4 players will be joining our galaxy at a very exciting time.’