By Craig Pearson on January 28th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
Uncy Dave is back, floating in space. A new Elite: Dangerous dev diary usually gives me a giddy thrill, but ever since I had that brief taste of the alpha, all I can see is a game that I touched and now don’t have. It’s torture. Watching the new video has only made it worse: there’s a small look at the next alpha update, and when it lands it’ll bring the first moments of multiplayer. Playing Elite with friends… I have never been this close to spending £200 on a game in all my life.
There’s not a lot here, really: just a few shots of the game running side-by-side on monitor at Frontier, but it excites me. It exists! I’ll be in there with friends, spacing it up.
Given that there’s nothing but combat currently in the game, what’s coming will probably be focused on PvP, so it’ll be interesting to compare the AI against player capabilities. I was pretty impressed with the evasive movement when I tugged at the joystick. Aside from that, the alpha roadmap is made a little bit clearer, with travel and trading coming after the multiplayer update, then outfitting, and after then that the beta.
I promise if I snap and buy into the multiplayer alpha that I’ll pester RPS to let me record some videos for you guys.