Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s Alpha Phase 3 starts now

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Commanders can now explore a wider galaxy, discover new worlds and analyse new organic samples

Cambridge, UK – 15 April 2021. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today the start of the third phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha. The Alpha, accessible since 29 March, is available for Lifetime Expansion Pass owners and players who have pre-ordered the Odyssey Deluxe Alpha expansion pack. The Odyssey Alpha will be updated to include the new content today at 2:30pm BST.

The third stage of the Odyssey Alpha continues to expand the playable portion of the galaxy to 50 light years and moves focus towards the exploration of undiscovered planets and the Exobiology career path. Additionally, Commanders will finally experience the coveted “First Footfall” moments within the Alpha, when they set foot on a previously uncharted planet for the first time.

The Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Community Team released today a new video explaining everything you need to know about the new Exobiology career path.

The list of new features available in the third phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha phase include*:

  • First Footfall: a new player experience of setting foot on a newly discovered planet within the Alpha.
  • New sampling gameplay available thanks to the new Genetic Sampler tool.
  • Expanded playable area of the galaxy to approximately 50 light years.
  • New space suit available for purchase: Supratech Artemis explorer suit.
  • General rebalancing of all available missions and rewards.

*Areas of play and features during the Alpha are subject to change.

A full list of updates can be found on the Elite Dangerous Forums here.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure access to the Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.

Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021.

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About Elite Dangerous
Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Some may know you as an ally; others will call you a pirate, a bounty hunter, a smuggler, an explorer, an assassin, a hero… Fly with friends, fight for a cause or go it alone. Your actions change the galaxy around you in an ever-unfolding story. Explore a detailed 1:1 model of our real galaxy, and be the first to discover one of 400 billion star systems. Start with a small starship and a handful of credits, and do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.
 
About Frontier 
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

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