As fans of upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title Elite: Dangerous will have no doubt heard by now, the title has this week received its anticipated release date. Elite: Dangerous will be launching on 16th December 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). To celebrate the date Frontier Developments, the team behind the videogame, has released a brand new action-packed montage for the experience on Vine. The clip can now be seen below.
The montage does about as good a job of summing up the Elite: Dangerous experience as possible within the space of around seven seconds. The title allows players to make their own way in the universe, which can be seen here as ships dart around asteroid belts, vibrant planets and complex space stations. All of this can be viewed in VR from the cockpit of the player’s craft, creating an immersive space simulation experience.
The title is currently in the third stage of its Beta testing and will no doubt see many more updates before it is deemed worthy of a full release. Fans can pre-order the full version of Elite: Dangerous now for £35 GBP, which will also grant them access to the day one Mercenary Edition of the experience that comes with a host of extras. The date means that Elite: Dangerous will be the first of many VR compatible space simulation titles to launch, and will be followed by the likes of Darkfield and EVE: Valkyrie.
Frontier Developments will also be hosting an Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event on 22nd November in Duxford, UK. The show will play host to the debut of new announcements, footage and interviews with the development team. VRFocus will continue to follow Elite: Dangerous in the build up to launch, reporting back with any further updates on the title.