Elite: Dangerous Heading to PAX South with Oculus Rift

Undoubtedly one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) releases of last year was Elite: Dangerous, the atmospheric space flight simulation experience from UK-based studio Frontier Developments. The title released in full on 16th December 2014 with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Just because it’s released however doesn’t mean that Frontier Developments is stopping work on it. Along with numerous patches and fixes the developer has recently confirmed that Elite: Dangerous will be on display at next week’s PAX South.


PAX South takes place on 23rd – 25th January in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Frontier Developments will be there showcasing its latest title with Oculus Rifts available to try it on. Attendees will be able to sample Elite: Dangerous‘ unique brand of space exploration in which it is possible to visit an enormous number of star systems. Many of these locations have been generated based on accurate astronomic data. Players are tasked with earning money to upgrade their ship by carrying out various activities.

This year’s PAX South should prove to be an interesting one for VR in general. Last week at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it was revealed that Borderlands developer Gearbox Software is working in VR as part of the new Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem. The developer has promised to make new announcements at next week’s show and it has been suggested to VRFocus that some of these reveals will be VR-related. If true then it could be that a session the developer holds on 25th January will play host to such an announcement.

VRFocus will continue to follow all of the VR-related news at PAX South, reporting back with any further updates.