The backers of Frontier Developments space trading and combat sim Elite: Dangerous can now go all pew-pew on each other. The multiplayer component is live.
Glorious! It’s still possible to jump in the Elite Alpha on the official site, but be warned: it is pricy. Anyway, there are ‘two further major Alpha releases to roll out before Elite: Dangerous reaches Premium Beta stage’. The game is expected to release on PC and Mac in March 2014. Oh space sim, how I missed thee. Some Elite: Dangerous Alpha Phase 2.0 Multiplayer features below:
Alpha Phase 2.0 – Multiplayer provides backers the opportunity to play against each other in four distinct multiplayer scenarios:
- Free-for-all melee
- Pick your side in a two-team melee
- Co-operative defense of a crippled Federal battlecruiser
- A more sophisticated ‘Pirates and Bounty Hunters’ mode which hints at the fluid choices and roles players will experience on a much greater scale in the final game