Frontier Developments explains they have ended sales of Elite Dangerous Arena
the standalone combat spinoff of Elite Dangerous
, their space sim (thanks
). They say most players are accessing Arena through the main game
client anyway, and that ending the standalone version will mean they have fewer
builds to support, though they also say that those who already own Arena will be
able to access the game as before. Here's the explanation, which was posted a
few days ago on the
by senior community manager Edward Lewis:
Dangerous: Arena will be removed from sale on Steam, Frontier store, and on the
Xbox store. This change is planned for later today.
We’ve been looking at our metrics which suggest that the vast majority of new
and regular Arena players tend to play Arena through the main Elite Dangerous
client rather than the standalone Arena one. We’ve made the decision to remove
the standalone version of Elite Dangerous: Arena in order to reduce the number
of builds that have to be maintained and managed across Steam, Xbox One and in
2Q'17 PlayStation Network, as well as clarifying the choices for new players of
Elite Dangerous on these storefronts.
Elite Dangerous: Arena continues to be available and supported as part of the
wider Elite Dangerous game. Existing and new players that join the Elite
Dangerous galaxy will continue to be able to enjoy the fast-paced action of
Arena through the main menu. Existing Elite Dangerous: Arena client owners will
still be able to enjoy Arena as they have always done.
Not much change but we just wanted to give you a quick heads up, to avoid any