At their Lavecon gathering this weekend, Frontier Developments announced details
about September and December updates coming to Elite Dangerous
, their space
exploration and combat game. The September update will bring a new "in ship"
starter experience for new players, a new livery system, and a new virtual
currency called Arx which can be earned in-game or purchased with cash. The
December update will add a new Fleet Carrier system shown off in
this teaser trailer
Details on both updates can be found
in this post
and more on the new currency system are in a new
Here's word on the new starter experience:
A whole new starting
experience right from the cockpit of a Commander's first ship. With clearer
instructions and guidance during the beginning of Elite Dangerous, the new
starting flow should provide a more engaging way to learn the basics on their
way to becoming fully-fledged pilots.
At the start of the experience, commanders will be guided through essential
pilot training by a flight instructor from the Pilots Federation. During this
training, a number of lessons will be taught to commanders, from space flight to
- Basic flight controls and scanning.
- Supercruise and navigation.
- A combat exercise around a megaship.
- Culminating with the final lesson: completing a
first Hyperspace Jump and docking at a Starport.
All of the training will include VO across supported languages. Veteran
Commanders out there who wish to experience the training will also be able to
access it in the 'Training Section' via the right-hand panel of their cockpit.