update to the Elite Dangerous Website
says that the release of the Elite
expansion is being delayed due to COVID-19. They say this
will enter alpha testing for PC in early spring and will be released in late
spring. They say the console release will follow in August. Here's more:
2020 was a difficult year for many, but in spite of those challenges we
are pleased with our progress towards what is a truly ambitious new era for the
game. We’ve been delighted with the excitement and positive response to our
development diaries, interviews, streams and trailers and want to thank all of
you for your continued support.
The ongoing impact of the pandemic however, including the renewed lockdowns in
2021, continues to put added pressure on our teams and ultimately our
development timeline. We have therefore had to make the difficult decision to
make some adjustments and changes to our existing development roadmap.
Our PC plans have only been affected by a small amount, however our plans for
the console release will unfortunately see a larger development shift. Please do
know that these difficult decisions have been made with a focus on making
Odyssey as incredible as it can possibly be for all our Commanders regardless of
their platform, while also respecting realistic project deadlines for our teams
during this difficult global situation.
We would like to sincerely apologise to all of our community. We know you have
been waiting patiently and how disappointing and frustrating this must be. With
that in mind, we would like to share with you our latest roadmap so that you are
fully aware of our plans.