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Elite: Dangerous Release Date Announced

Fans of Elite: Dangerous have been enjoying the title’s extensive Beta testing period for the past few months now. The early version of the virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation experience has been subject to constant updates from the team at Frontier Developments. But the time of patches and updates is soon to draw to a close as the developer has at last announced the launch date for the full version of Elite: Dangerous on PC where the title features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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The anticipated title will arrive on 16th December 2014. This stays in line with the developer’s promise that the title would launch within the remainder of 2014. Players can currently pre-order the title for £35 GBP to secure an exclusive day one Mercenary Edition that includes an Eagle fighter ship, exclusive paint jobs, a ship decal, digital players guide, digital concept art book and more that will be announced closer towards launch.

As detailed earlier this week, the developer will also be hosting an Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK on 22nd November. Players can expect even more announcements about the title, along with interviews with the studio and new gameplay footage via online streams. In fact the event itself will be streamed on Twitch.tv.

Elite: Dangerous is a space simulation title in which players are given a ship and some money and then are allowed to make their own way in the universe. The title features both offline and online modes in which players can tour an enormous amount of star systems, discovering 1:1 scale planets and more as they take part in a number of different types of activities. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress in the build up to launch, reporting back with any further updates on it.