Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?

Have we found the next Crysis?

Elite: Dangerous - Have we found the next Crysis?  

Elite: Dangerous - Have We found the next Crysis?

 Recent Kickstarter success Elite: Dangerous is the most recent installment of the long running "Elite" series which began in the 1980s. The game is developed by Frontier Developments right here in the UK and looks to be quite a hardware hog.

Have a look at the E3 Trailer.

 

David Braben, head of Frontier Developments said this;

"We're going through some wonderful effects internally that look truly beautiful, and we're saying, that slows the frame-rate a bit, doesn't it?" Braben said in an interview with Eurogamer. "And we say yes, but we don't mind, because it looks so beautiful. But what we're going to do is attach it to this part of the detail slider. Or we'll call it out as a tick box...Even if your PC of today can't run with all the features on, your PC of tomorrow might."

 

Now don't think it will be entirely like the original Crysis, where a large section of the PC gaming community were not able to play it until long after launch. He compared the game to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, a previous Frontier Game, and said that scalability is one of the most important things.

 

"One of the things that's really helped us was we had that huge scalability, so the game could run on the laptop of 2004. It could also run on the uber desktop of 2004. Which is the laptop of today. I want to make sure we do the same with Elite: Dangerous."

 

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So what we have here is a game which promises to bring current PCs to their knees, but also be able to scale down to run on even todays laptops, a difficult task. One thing I will say is that i will be following this game with interest. Perhaps this game may even become a future OC3D Benchmark, only time will tell.

Elite: Dangerous launches its PC beta on July 29 and will have its full release later this year. If you want to find more information on Elite: Dangerous please head to their Official site.

Join the discussion about Frontier Development's Elite: Dangerous on the OC3D forums.

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21-07-2014, 06:44:15

SuB
We'll see, so far it's VERY well optimised, I'm quite enjoying it as well 29th is Standard beta week which can be joined for £50. Even though they haven't got SLi working, I still get very respectable FPS using just a single card, even with 3 screens it runs beautifully.

It would be great if it really was a system taxer, I mean it's a bloody beautiful looking and sounding game. I'd love to see them turn it all the way up to 11 or even 12 by the sounds of what David has been saying Quote

21-07-2014, 06:57:05

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
We'll see, so far it's VERY well optimised, I'm quite enjoying it as well 29th is Standard beta week which can be joined for £50. Even though they haven't got SLi working, I still get very respectable FPS using just a single card, even with 3 screens it runs beautifully.

It would be great if it really was a system taxer, I mean it's a bloody beautiful looking and sounding game. I'd love to see them turn it all the way up to 11 or even 12 by the sounds of what David has been saying
So you've been playing it then? Whats lit like gameplay wise?

I too hope it is a system taxer, we need a game to push the envelope again.
Its nice to see a proper PC graphical showcase.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:07:48

barnsley
Heck, its everything Star Citizen wants to be. Good to see a Cambridge dev doing the best :'). I'm going to get it at the end of the month.

It'll be the first game in ages that is taxing for a reason.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:23:27

SuB
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
So you've been playing it then? Whats lit like gameplay wise?

I too hope it is a system taxer, we need a game to push the envelope again.
Its nice to see a proper PC graphical showcase.
Gameplay is superb, obviously it's just coming into Public beta now and they're releasing the content in small doses, very incremental, but the flight model is excellent. It's not gimicky and feels well rooted, dogfighting in space is brilliant and isn't 'mouse turret wins all'. It does feel a little like fighting in an atmosphere based jet by default, but this kind of works, feels very like X-Wing Alliance in that respect.

You can turn on a more nutonian based flight model at the push of a button and can easily play that way, anyone who masters normal flight/dogfighting in that mode will easily beat the others who don't put the effort in

The Joystick / Hotas controls feel excellent, and the game looks and most of all sounds, amazing.

It's not hugely taxing for a top-end rig at the minute in honesty, but I don't think they've turned on the higher-end assets yet, and certainly not the full view distance settings. But it's always improving.

£100 for the premium beta (play it now mode) seems like a lot, but for that you're getting the full game, all it's DLC (any made, ever, EVER!) it's expected to have a 10+ year lifespan (that's their goal) so really, it's not that bad, there will be no subscription fee, ever. And it won't be pay-to-win ever either.Quote

21-07-2014, 07:36:39

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
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So far you have me sold mate, but my policy ATM is not to pre order games.

Would it be possible to record some gameplay for us (if you beta guys are aloud of-course). It would be nice to compare current beta to E3.Quote
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