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Elite: Dangerous - Horizons

A set of official expansions to the space simulator released back in 2014 by the Frontier Developments studio.

This is Elite: Dangerous expansion pack.

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

15Dec2015

PC

03Jun2016

XONE

27Jun2017

PS4

Elite: Dangerous Horizons is an expansion pack for the 2014 space simulator from Frontier Developments. The whole set consists of several separate additions, the first of which is Planetary Landings.

Planetary Landings allows the players to land on selected planets presented on a scale 1:1, and explore them freely. Those who want to, can scan specific areas (these are generated procedurally) for any signals, broken machinery, mineral deposits, mines, as well as traces of enemy units or forts, so that they will be able to decide which part of the planet should be visited and investigated thoroughly. It is an interesting change as compared to the core version of Elite: Dangerous, where players can only dock at space stations circling the planets' orbits.

In order to allow the players to carry out a more effective recon, the creators introduced an extra ground vehicle, dubbed Scarab. This nimble and well-equipped machine the size of a small car works well for all types of reconnaissance conducted in the diverse terrain (high elevations or deep canyons), and for infiltration of enemy bases.

An important feature related to Planetary Landings is without a doubt the system of smooth transition from space to the surface of selected celestial bodies. Thanks to this solution, the players can explore a planet without worrying about an annoying loading screen.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz/AMD FX 4350 4.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770/Radeon R9 280X or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Quad Core 2 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470/Radeon HD R7 240 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Elite: Dangerous gameplay video shows off surface vehicle in action
Elite: Dangerous gameplay video shows off surface vehicle in action

news 22 October 2015 11:21

See a gameplay video from the upcoming Elite: Dangerous - Planetary Landing DLC showing off Surface Recon Vehicle in action.

Planetary Landing available now in Elite: Dangerous - Horizons Beta
Planetary Landing available now in Elite: Dangerous - Horizons Beta

news 01 December 2015 13:35

Elite: Dangerous received a Beta version of Horizons DLC pack. Planetary Landings is the first portion of the expansions program, which will be officially released later this month.

Elite: Dangerous - Horizons goes live today
Elite: Dangerous - Horizons goes live today

news 15 December 2015 11:31

The first portion of Elite: Dangerous - Horizons debuts today. The new version of Frontier Development space sim will introduce lots of game-changing gameplay mechanics, starting with Planetary Landings.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons - The Guardians update is here, along with patch 1.7
Elite Dangerous: Horizons - The Guardians update is here, along with patch 1.7

news 26 October 2016 12:21

Today Elite Dangerous: Horizons is getting the 2.2 update, also known as The Guardians. This one is going to implement playable figters and new surface features. The original game is getting updated too with patch 1.7.

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