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Elite: Dangerous – Powerplay Update Now Live

Following the release of the launch trailer for the latest Elite: Dangerous update, Powerplay, earlier today, the content has now gone live across all servers. Powerplay introduces a number of fixes to Elite: Dangerous and also balances many financial matters.

Having been in beta for a short while, the final release of Powerplay has been greatly anticipated by many Elite: Dangerous players. Following server downtime which begun at 3:30pm BST today, Powerplay is now available as a core part of the Elite: Dangerous experience. You can find the full patch notes for this update on the official Elite: Dangerous forums.

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At the time of publishing some users are experiencing difficulties in connecting to servers, quite possibly due to demand following the update. If you are experiencing trouble connecting we advise you to check-in with the Elite: Dangerous official forum for additional updates should problems persist.

Compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), Elite: Dangerous was one of the first AAA titles to commit to virtual reality (VR) support during it’s beta phase. The quality of this VR experience has fluctuated with each update, however David Braben, OBE, CEO of Frontier Developments, has frequently stated to VRFocus that he is committed to the technology with Elite: Dangerous.

A space combat and exploration videogame, Elite: Dangerous has been praised for it’s mechanics that extend far beyond those of a traditional arcade experience. Powerplay looks set to only aid this deep array of gameplay scenarios. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Elite: Dangerous and other VR projects from Frontier Developments.