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Elite: Dangerous Now at Beta 3.04

With all the excitement surrounding the news of anticipated space flight simulation title Elite: Dangerous getting a release date it can be easy to forget that Frontier Developments remains committed to updating and improving its Beta for the vidoegame. That Beta recently received its latest update, bringing it to version 3.04. This latest upgrade brings with it a host of updates to improve the experience, which supports the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).

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Elite: Dangerous Beta 3.04 mainly focuses on improving the title’s performance in multiplayer. A long list of changes and tweaks reveals that players can now benefit from reduced disconnect output, replication telemetry, debug output for authority transfers. The developer has also enhanced network performance telemetry and improved network better compression. If these changes don’t mean much to you, then rest assured that they will allow for an improved multiplayer experience.

Elite: Dangerous allows players the freedom to explore the universe, offering a wide range of star systems to explore, each with their own unique features to discover. The title starts players off with a small amount of money and a ship then allows them to make their own way forward, choosing what type of events to take part in and playing in both single and multiplayer modes. Players can sit in the cockpit of their craft and strap on the Oculus Rift for an immersive experience.

The title is currently due to release on 16th December 2014 on PC. A Mac version is expected to follow on in spring 2015, though a specific date for this launch is yet to be revealed. Frontier Developments will also be hosting the Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event on 22nd November in Duxford, UK. The event will play host to streams, interviews and announcements. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates in the build up to launch.