If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Elite: Dangerous Early Adopters Get Steam Keys May 28th

Steam-o!

Elite: Dangerous Steam keys will be given to Kickstarter backers as well as anyone who has purchased the game via the official Frontier store. The Steam version arrived in April, months after the game launched, and Frontier Developments had only said on the official FAQ that they were "investigating the possibility" of giving keys to players who wanted it in their Steam library.

The announcement states that owners of the game will be able to generate their own Steam key from their account page from May 28th. This includes any new customers who buy from the official store in the future. Frontier promises a seamless transition to the Steam version. Since all your save data is kept on Elite: Dangerous’ servers, it's simply a case of logging in with the same account and it'll be just like playing the non-Steam version. Almost as if it was a complete waste of time. Almost.

The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter also mentions the imminent release of the Mac version of the game, which launches on May 12th. If you already own the PC version, you’ll get instant access to the Mac version for absolutely nothing. Commendable work by Frontier on both fronts. The more ways to play the game, the better.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch