Virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation videogame Elite: Dangerous has revealed its teased E3 news for the show in Los Angeles, California this week. As anyone watching Microsoft’s E3 press conference earlier in the day will know, the title is now launching as one of the additions to the new ‘Game Preview’ feature on the Xbox One console. But that isn’t all the developer has to reveal, as it has also detailed brand new content for the title that will be appearing in the PC and Mac versions along with the Xbox One edition.
Launching first on Xbox One are the Close Quarter Championships (CQC), which is described as the ‘ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest’ in which Elite: Dangerous pilots compete in. This essential involves immediate PVP action in custom-built arenas. Players are able to equip their own loadouts for several different craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities. It’s not clear when this feature will arrive on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) supported PC version.
A new trailer for the Xbox One version of the title has also been revealed and can currently be seen below.
This isn’t the only major update that Elite: Dangerous has seen recently. Frontier Developments has also launched its third content update, named Powerplay. This new version introduces a factions system now as ‘Powers’ in which players can ally themselves with different groups and complete specific missions for them to earn exclusive rewards and more. The update is free on both PC and Mac for all players and will presumably also be available in the Xbox One version of the title, which players can pick up for $30.99 USD/£24.99 GBP, with the full version of the title to follow later down the line.
VRFocus will continue to follow Elite: Dangerous closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title.