Frontier have confirmed that Elite: Dangerous will be making its way to next gen consoles hitting Xbox One for a timed exclusive and then followed by a PlayStation 4 version.
The Xbox One version will launch with all of the content added to the PC version by February’s Community Goals content update and March’s Wings content update.
March’s Wings update is due to release on PC next week, the pitch
Wings will empower players to help protect friends on a risky trade run, spread out to map systems or hunt prey, and work together to reshape the galaxy.
Frontier boss, David Braben confirmed in a forum post that the Xbox One (and PlayStation 4 eventually) would not be “dumbed down”.
Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One will be the complete and authentic Elite: Dangerous experience. It will not be “dumbed down”. We’ll be working with an all-new audience, but that doesn’t mean a change in direction for the game, and nor does it mean slowing development on the PC version. The second of our updates – Wings – is being beta tested by some of you right now, and the third will be coming in the spring, free of charge. We’ll be talking more about the third major update – Powerplay – soon!
Braben confirmed “I’m also pleased to announce PC, Mac and Xbox One players will all share the same overarching narrative and galaxy state. That means even more players contributing to the wars, power struggles and Community Goals across the galaxy.”
Elite: Dangerous is currently available on PC and is coming to Mac as well as the two next gen consoles.
For more details on the Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous, head over to http://www.elitedangerous.com/xboxone