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Elite: Dangerous Beta Available, Gets Launch Trailer

by Eric Frederiksen | July 31, 2014July 31, 2014 7:30 pm PST

If you haven’t noticed, we’re apparently in a golden age of science fiction space sims.

Not only do we have No Man’s Sky, Star Citizen and Eve: Valkyrie on the way, we have Elite: Dangerous, the latest in the Elite series (and the first entry in two decades) already playable in beta – for a price.

Elite: Dangerous puts you in a spaceship in a wide open, massively multiplayer, procedurally generated galaxy, yours for the taking. You can be a trader, a pirate, you can try to destabilize star systems through war and intrigue.

The game isn’t finished yet, though. You can preorder it for $50 or get in right now for $75. It’s a high price, but I’ll admit, the game looks great and, with a release window still in 2014, it has a leg up on the other titles listed above.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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