During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, Frontier Developments announced its fifth major update for Elite Dangerous, Horizons 2.4 – The Return. Featuring an all-new story arc, the update features the re-emergence of a deadly race called the Thargoids. Today the developer has confirmed its release date, Tuesday 26th September.
Elite Dangerous Horizons 2.4 – The Return explores the Thargoids and their relationship with humanity, and how things have changed between Elite Dangerous 2.3 and 2.4. Frontier Developments has released a new trailer for the update showcasing new counter measures and missiles that players will be able to use against the foe. The video did reveal a couple of downsides though, the Thargoid ship had a regeneration function and a devastating swarm weapon.
Elite Dangerous fully supports both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. When VRFocus tested the title on HTC Vive we said: “Elite Dangerous has already set the videogame world on fire once, and with VR it has the potential to do it once again.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Elite Dangerous, reporting back with the latest announcements.