Frontier Developments have announced Elite Dangerous’ fifth update today, Elite Dangerous Horizons 2.4 – The Return. Players will find an all-new story arc in The Return, and new threats to galactic peace.
The Thargoids make their return from the first Elite – they quickly became a well-known threat among players, acting as one of the scariest encounters in the galaxy.
The brand-new story arc will explore the Thargoids and their relationship with humanity, and how things have changed between Elite Dangerous 2.3 and 2.4.
“The Return will be a dramatic ongoing event for the Elite Dangerous galaxy,” says Elite co-creator and Frontier CEO, David Braben. “Story events have hinted at the Thargoids’ return for a long time, but the Thargoids are returning at a moment when humanity is at its most divided. The Federation and Empire are at each other’s throats, a second tiny human-occupied bubble has scattered humanity’s greatest pilots, and Thargoid scout ships are drawing near. They have already probed our space, infiltrated our starports and found humanity to be vulnerable. What happens next will be decided by every Elite Dangerous player.”
Elite Dangerous is a modern-day classic, and on HTC Vive it packs a serious punch. In our preview we said; “Elite Dangerous will launch its VR compatibility into an existing videogame universe, immediately offering those who already own the title a new opportunity and those coming to it purely from a VR perspective a huge expanse of gameplay to explore. Elite Dangerous has already set the videogame world on fire once, and with VR it has the potential to do it once again.”
Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.4 – The Return will release for all platforms this Autumn 2017.
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