It’s now just over a week until Frontier Developments’ highly-anticipated space simulation experience, Elite: Dangerous, launches on PC with full virtual reality (VR) support. The developer has been working hard over the past few weeks to bring consistent updates to the title’s Gamma testing build, ensuring that it will see a smooth and polished launch on 16th December 2014. A launch trailer for the title is expected to arrive this week and Frontier Developments has recently offered a small tease of what to expect from it.
Below is a Vine post showcasing just a slice of the cinematic launch trailer. It simply shows a pilot walking towards their ship, accompanied by the message ‘Get Ready Commander’ and a reminder of the launch date for the full videogame. The footage appears to be CGI and not in-game, offering a cinematic perspective of what players will experience in Elite: Dangerous. Other than the timeframe of this week, it’s not yet clear when the full trailer will be arriving.
When Elite: Dangerous does launch it will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The title allows players to explore an enormous amount of the universe, visiting various star systems, some of which have been created using accurate astronomic data. Various activities such as trading and piracy will allow players to make more money, upgrading their ship and more. Currently Frontier Developments is running Gamma v1.05 of the experience and continues to refine numerous bugs and issues ahead of launch.
The title can be pre-ordered now, offering a day one Mercenary Edition with exclusive content both inside the videogame and outside. VRFocus will continue to follow Elite: Dangerous’ progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.