Last week VRFocus reported on the release of a teaser for a Premiere Event for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title, Elite: Dangerous. The teaser presented a slideshow of sorts of silhouettes of various historical aircraft, leading up to some of the ships seen in the title itself. Now details of the event, which takes place on 22nd November 2014, have been revealed. As it turns out, the teaser couldn’t have been more fitting.
The Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event will be taking place at The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, which is located at a Second World War airfield and documents aviation history. This is a fan event that will be broadcast on Twitch.tv and will play host to the reveal of new content, gameplay streams, interviews with the development team and ‘some important announcements’. Given that the title hopes to launch in the remainder of 2014, could this be where a full release date is finally provided?
Tickets to the event can be purchased from the Elite: Dangerous online store and are set at £50 GBP and limited to four per order. Doors open at 18:0 GMT while the event itself will start at 18:30 and run until midnight.
Elite: Dangerous is currently running an extensive Beta testing period and running at version 3.01. The space simulation title starts players off with their own ship and allows them to make their own way in the universe, making money by taking part in various missions and exploring the huge number of star systems. The PC title features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) in which players sit in the cockpit of their ship for a truly immersive experience.
VRFocus will continue to follow Elite: Dangerous in the build up to launch, reporting back with any further updates.