have more details on Frontier Developments' new development
roadmap for Elite Dangerous
, their space exploration and combat game
they announced they were delaying their planned Fleet Carrier update to
focus on the state of the game, and now they unveil plans for a January update
As mentioned in
October, our upcoming updates will be almost exclusively focused on
addressing recent and longstanding issues and bugs. The next update will be our
first step as part of that - and it will be coming towards the end of January.
For this update, our first and foremost priority is to ensure that everyone is
able to have a seamless experience when playing Elite Dangerous, so our focus
will be on aiming to resolve game breaking bugs and stability issues that cause
disconnects, softlocks and crashes. By working internally with Customer Support,
QA and Development teams, alongside the feedback you shared with us here and via
the Issue Tracker, we've identified and are addressing a number of issues in the
January Update, which we've detailed below.
As with previous betas, we found your feedback and assistance incredibly useful
in helping us identify and resolve bugs and issues. The next updates will be
coming with their own public beta, the first of which will run on PC from 27
November to 2 December for the January Update. We are also investigating the
ability to extend future betas to console players as well, and will announce any
developments about this when we have more information.
Due to this update focusing on a number of bug fixes, rather than new content
and features, the beta will appear and play very much like the existing live
game. However, getting involved and testing provides a huge benefit for all
Elite Dangerous players, so we are very grateful for any time that you are able
to spend in the beta. Every system, ship, loadout, module, mission, activity,
rank or other part of the game played provides opportunities to test and
identify issues. With your support, we hope to be able to identify and fix as
many as possible before the update goes live, offering a smoother and better
experience for all. Thank you to all who are able to get involved.