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Elite: Dangerous dev lays off fifteen in Cambridge, UK

A recent investor update reveals that developer Frontier Developments has laid off 15 employees a little over a month after it launched freeform space simulation Elite: Dangerous. According to the update, Frontier plans to shift its focus entirely to Elite: Dangerous and the Coaster Park Tycoon ...

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Joystiq Streams: Virtual interplanetary with Elite: Dangerous on Oculus Rift

Admit it: You want to see a grown man shake his head back and forth, talking out loud to no one, pretending to fly a spaceship. The fact that you also want to see Elite: Dangerous, the long-in-development sequel to David Braben's foundational open world space simulator, is just icing on the cake....

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Best of the Rest: Xav's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Set aside your cries of it being a glorified demo; you'll...

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Elite: Dangerous devs counter outrage with select refunds

To appease fans outraged at the recent announcement that freeform space sandbox Elite: Dangerous will not include an offline single-player mode, the game's developers are now offering refunds, but only to certain customers. "Those who have pre-ordered an Elite: Dangerous release version from our...

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Elite: Dangerous devs nix offline single-player mode

Elite: Dangerous designer David Braben revealed that studio Frontier Developments has ditched a previously announced offline single-player mode in favor of immersing players in an online persistent universe. "Going forwards, being online lets us constantly both curate and evolve the galaxy, with...

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Elite: Dangerous blasts off in December

Elite: Dangerous will reach PCs on December 16, Frontier Developments announced via press release. The fourth game in the Elite series is the first to launch in many years, as Frontier: First Encounters arrived in 1995. Elite: Dangerous puts players in the cockpit of a spaceship, exploring the open...

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Elite: Dangerous' pre-order incentives include a new ride

Prior to the upcoming Elite: Dangerous, the series' last space venture was in 1995. Dusting off the old ships in your hanger is always an option, but what about the wiring? Are you sure that's still up to code? Did you ever clean the remnants of your intergalactic fast food stops out from the cock...

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Elite: Dangerous enters beta with major multiplayer fixes

Frontier Developments' crowdfunded interstellar exploration game Elite: Dangerous has reached the beta stage, and now offers players a greater number of explorable areas and fully functional trading economies, among other significant improvements. Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 features 55 star syste...

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Elite: Dangerous single-player alpha released for backers

Frontier Developments has released a playable alpha version of its crowdfunded space exploration game Elite: Dangerous, giving backers a glimpse at the game's interstellar combat mechanics in its single-player mode. The alpha lets players test out the Sidewinder spacecraft throughout eight sin...

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Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has layoffs in middle of Kickstarter

Adding a whole new level of unintended guilt to Frontier's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous, the company went through a round of layoffs late last week. "Frontier regretfully has given a total of 14 people (from a staff of 233) notice that their roles are redundant, across art (9), animation (3) an...

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