Frontier Developments today released the launch trailer for Elite: Dangerous. This 90 second trailer is soundtracked by Royal Blood’s ‘Out Of The Black,’ and can be viewed below. In addition, Frontier announced that Gamma 2.00 is available now, and that there will be no wipe of positions or progress on the December 16th launch of Elite: Dangerous 1.0.
Additionally, players’ starting credits are to be increased tenfold and all players starting or restarting the game will receive their new credits allocation.
Players with early access can start honing their flight skills and accumulating credits ready for the December 16th launch, when they will take part in the vicious power struggle to succeed the Emperor – arguably the most powerful human in the 400 billion star-system Milky Way galaxy. This major story event will kick offElite: Dangerous’ ever unfolding, player influenced narrative.
Elite: Dangerous includes ‘out of the box’ support for 4K ultra-high definition, 3D TV, Track IR and Oculus Rift VR for those with appropriate hardware.
There is one week left to pre-order the Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition for £35.00 ($50 and €40), which is a £4.99 pre-order discount from the £39.99 launch day retail price. It is available exclusively from the Elite: Dangerous online store and includes:
- A digital download of Elite: Dangerous.
- Your very own additional Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location in-game.
- Exclusive pack of ship paint jobs.
- A ‘day one’ ship decal.
- A digital players’ guide.
- A digital concept art book.
All those who pre-order the game get to play the single player combat missions immediately. A new launcher will accompany Gamma 2.00, allowing access to single player combat missions for those with early access to Elite: Dangerous as well as everyone who has pre-ordered.