Frontier Developments, the UK based developer behind virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation videogame Elite: Dangerous, which announced earlier this month a new season of major gameplay expansions called Elite: Dangerous Horizons has teased some new concept art.
Released in the studios most recent newsletter #87, along with lots news and updates to Elite: Dangerous, was a sneak peak at some concept art (seen below) for possibly Horizons first expansion, Planetary Landings.
Elite: Dangerous Horizons will introduce ‘Planetary Landings‘ as its first expansion, enabling players to explore planet surfaces and test the all-new Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV) the ‘Scarab’. Players will be able to scan airless planets and moons to detect signals, crashed ships, mineral deposits, outposts and fortresses. Either alone or with friends players will explore, mine and engage hostile forces as they attempt to infiltrate strongholds guarding valuable rewards. Planetary Landings allows players to explore new worlds, flying over mountaintops, diving into canyons, landing on the surface and driving out onto the surface in your SRV, all without loading times or breaks in gameplay.
Elite: Dangerous Horizons will include all Elite: Dangerous content to date, and existing Elite: Dangerous players receive a £10 loyalty discount off the price of the expansion pack. There has been no confirmation from the studio if Horizons will support VR, but VRFocus will report back as soon as further announcements are made.