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Elite: Dangerous on Mac ‘progressing well’, Beta Timeframe Revealed

UK-based studio Frontier Developments has kept on with its regular updates for the PC version of Elite: Dangerous since its launch in December 2014. The team is currently working on the 1.1 update for the virtual reality (VR) compatible title, which is said to be one of the first ‘major’ upgrades. All that said, the Mac edition is still yet to launch. Now Frontier Developments has assured fans that this version is ‘progressing well’, and will be entering beta testing in the near future.

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As the developer explains in its most recent newsletter update, the Mac version of Elite: Dangerous will start a beta period by the end of March. The studio is planning to test it out for around six weeks. “We still have a whole bunch of optimisation work to get through so we’re not ready to provide a minimum spec just yet, but we can confirm it will be available as a 64 bit build,” the update reads. This keeps in line with the spring 2015 release window the company has provided in the past. More information on the Mac version will be arriving soon.

Elite: Dangerous features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The title allows players to pilot a space ship and explore an enormous amount of star systems that have been created using scientifically accurate data. The 1.1 update adds a host of new features, including Community Goals and a new ‘Discovered by’ tag for the first player to enter a new star system.

VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with any further updates.