A couple of days ago, Frontier Developments revealed that its space sim game, Elite Dangerous, would no longer be played via an offline mode. Naturally, this decision upset a lot of PC gamers and today, Frontier Developments founder David Braben claimed that this decision was made for the good of the game, whatever that means.
As PCGamer reported, right after releasing the game’s Alpha and Beta builds, Frontier came to the conclusion that the work needed ‘to deliver a rich online nature of the game diverged from the requirements of a fully offline game.’
“As features were implemented, for the best results we chose to prioritize delivery of the online single and multiplayer experiences, with a view to providing the offline version later in development” said Braben and continued:
“We had to make a decision for the good of the game, and that is what we did.”
It will be interesting to see whether the exclusion of an offline mode will have any impact on Elite Dangerous.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!