Elite: Dangerous is an action oriented trading simulator and space adventure video game. It is the fourth installment in the Elite video game franchise. It was released on 6 October, 2015 for Xbox One. The release date for Microsoft Windows is 16 December 2014. The game supports various virtual reality devices, for example, the Oculus Rift.
Elite: Dangerous features a MMO style gameplay. However, the plot of the game is flexible. It’s entirely up to the players to play the game while changing the course of the story as they see fit. For example, players can take 100 credits and a ship and make money either legally or illegally. There are many ways to make money in the in-game galaxy including trading, bounty-hunting, pirating, assassinating, etc.
Your actions define who you are in the game. You can take the role of a trader, bounty hunter, pirate, team player, leader, grand schemer, resourceful assassin, and more. You can start the action at anytime, anyplace, in any way you want. However, every action you take has its consequences and it not only affects you but also the galaxy around you.
The game starts with a basic starship and a few credits, then you have to carve your own path through the largest and richest gaming sandbox ever created. Fight against a backdrop of galactic powerplays, raw anarchy and conspiracy. Upgrade your ship’s engines, hull, weapons, cargo hold, defenses, etc. Possibilities are endless.
Similar to the previous games in the series, the gameplay of Elite: Dangerous is delightfully complex, but easily clarified. Players start off with a small amount of credits and a basic ship. And from there, it’s up to players to make their own way in the rich galaxy. Players have a choice to do this legally by joining trade groups, transporting and selling goods, tracking down various bounties, etc. Or players can become a ruthless assassin or pirate, living on blood money.
The galaxy is vast. An enormous region of space featuring 150,000 star systems can be explored. The star systems are designed on the basis of astronomical data collected from real parts of our known galaxy. Furthermore, additional 400 Billion star systems and sectors of space are generated throughout the gameplay.
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Ships are an essential part of the game. They are used to travel and perform many other tasks depending on the player’s choices. There are a variety of designs available for ships.
The game features 23 ships, with each one built by various manufacturers. Each ship has its own unique design. Different types of modules can be added to any ship in order to specialize as smugglers, traders, pirates, bounty hunters, etc.
All commanders start the game with a basic ship named Sidewinder Mk I. All ships can be upgraded with different components. New ships can be purchased using credits at Stations.
Elite: Dangerous Vulture
The Vulture is a heavy fighter ship with high level of space superiority and combat capabilities. The Vulture supports excellent fire power for its relatively small-sized frame. Even though it lacks superior top speed as compared to some other high speed ships, it is still placed among the most maneuverable and agile fighters in the game due to its lateral thrusters.
The main drawbacks of The Vulture are its limited power capacity as well as unnecessary amounts of internal compartments and utility mounts.
Elite: Dangerous launch trailer shows a cinematic preview of the game in which a variety of stylish fighter ships are shown as pilots walk toward them in the hanger bay. A battle scene is displayed where many ships fight their way toward enemy base and showing off their skills of maneuverability, speed, strategy, and action.
Elite: Dangerous E3 trailer displays a few gameplay features like navigating through the galaxy, cargo collection and selling, bounty collection, etc.