Elite Dangerous flying onto PlayStation 4 in Q2 2017

This version will utilize touch controls and be designed for proper use of the DualShock 4.


After almost two years of waiting, It appears that Elite Dangerous will be coming to PlayStation 4 in Q2 of next year.

Frontier Developments' CEO David Braben made the announcement in the official forums. "When Elite Dangerous arrives on PlayStation 4 next year, we’re bringing the full game with everything in our ‘Horizons’ season of expansions included," he said, adding that the players will be arriving at a crucial time in the story. "Two giant superpowers are on the edge of war, and there are hints of a nascent alien threat that may emerge as a quite real one any time now… We’re excited to let PlayStation 4 players jump aboard at this critical moment for our galaxy."

As for the specifics of the PS4 conversion, players will be able to use the DualShock 4's touchpad to help in navigation on the Milky Way map, as well as adding four customizable "hotkeys" on the touchpad. The wireless DualShock 4 will also allow quick tracking of enemies with motion-based headlook controls. The game will also be optimized for the PS4 Pro.

Braben promised more details in the coming months about how the game would work on PS4 and what other differences there will be from the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Xbox One players the game last October, and Season 2 Horizons in June.

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