You’d be forgiven for not thinking twice about what the launch price of upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space combat title Elite: Dangerous might be. But fans of the title that have been following it over the past year and beyond will likely recall the £200 GBP entrance fee to the title’s alpha version, followed by a £100 premium beta and £50 beta. With that in mind there might be some concern as to what the final price for the full experience will be. Today, developer Frontier Developments has revealed that price.
Elite: Dangerous will be available on PC later in 2014 for £35. That will likely come as something of a relief to those that have been holding out for the full title, although alpha and beta users will also get access to the finished product. This is the current price for pre-ordering the Mercenary Edition of the title, which features a digital download code for the title, an Eagler fighter ship, exclusive paint jobs, a ‘day one’ ship decal, digital players guide and digital art book with more to be announced in the future.
A specific date is still yet to be confirmed, though Frontier Developments is adamant that it will occur this year. Elite: Dangerous sits players in the cockpits of a range of space craft and allows them to take part in battles across space. It is the latest entry in the long-running Elite series of space combat titles, which started in the 1980’s, with its original developers still at the helm. It is also the product of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. The title will launch with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2). VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates concerning its development.