Elite Dangerous on consoles won’t get any new content, including the Odyssey expansion, as developer Frontier Developments has chosen to focus on improving the PC version.
Frontier CEO and founder David Braben announced in a blog post that console versions will now only receive “important updates” following the “less than ideal” launch of the big Odyssey update on PC last May.
Odyssey was considered a big step forward for Elite Dangerous but quickly gained a “mostly negative” rating on Steam after thousands of players reported performance issues, issues with the user interface, and several other bugs and glitches that break the game.
The game has received several major updates to fix problems on PC, but Braben says there’s still a lot of work to be done and the entire team needs to focus on improving that version.
He said: “Since the release of Odyssey in May 2021, we’ve worked tirelessly to improve the Odyssey experience on PC, and while we’ve made a lot of progress, there’s still work to be done. do .code base since.
“For the past few months, we’ve struggled with the best way to move forward, and with heavy heart we’ve decided to cancel all console development. We need to be able to move on. with the game’s story, and for us to do this, we needed to focus on a single codebase.”
Odyssey is the second paid expansion for Elite, and adds planetary landings, FPS combat, and more. It was originally set to launch for consoles in the fall of 2021, but the negative reaction to the PC version caused it to be pushed back indefinitely.
Elite Dangerous is still available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will likely continue to be playable for the time being, as Frontier Developments has not indicated that console servers will be closed despite a lack of future support.
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