Frontier Developments plc today announced Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons is the new season of major gameplay expansions for the award-winning space epic Elite Dangerous. Each expansion introduces game-changing new features for Elite Dangerous: Horizons players, including Planetary Landings, Loot and Crafting, Multicrew cooperative play and much more.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One will launch Q2 2016, featuring both 2.0: Planetary Landings and the forthcoming 2.1: The Engineers expansions.
In Elite Dangerous: Horizons, Xbox One players can journey seamlessly from space to surface and land anywhere they choose on accurately simulated planets and moons throughout Elite Dangerous’ full-scale Milky Way galaxy, venturing onto the surface in the all-terrain SRV Surface Recon Vehicle.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One will also introduce players to The Engineers. The Engineers is a sweeping, game-changing update that brings even more personality and personalization to Elite Dangerous, putting a face to every mission and adding a range of customization and crafting options that will make every ship in the Elite Dangerous galaxy unique.
Those who buy Elite Dangerous: Horizons for Xbox One will receive further updates as the season continues. Future gameplay updates will debut for PC and Xbox One simultaneously, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play on both platforms, including:
Multicrew, allowing teams of players to assume roles aboard the same ship.
Commander Creation, giving a unique appearance to players’ in-game avatars.
Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter craft for attack and defense.
And much more to be announced.
Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons are fully back and forward compatible with one another. All players who upgrade to Elite Dangerous: Horizons will retain their in-game progress and all players will fly together in the same galaxy as one community. All Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons players on Xbox One will continue to receive free minor updates, fixes and optimizations.