Frontier ends development of Elite Dangerous for consoles
Elite Dangerous creator Frontier Developments have announced – “with a heavy heart” – that it's halting the development of Elite Dangerous for consoles and will only fix critical issues from now on.
“It’s no secret that Odyssey’s launch was less than ideal,” admitted David Braben in a community update, which also caused fragmented PC and console player bases as well as the game's codebase.
- Elite Dangerous launched in December 2014
- Arrived on Xbox One in October 2015, and PlayStation 4 in June 2017
- Has earned £100 million as of October 2020
- Frontier CEO David Braben made the announcement
PC only: “We have been wrestling with the best way to move forward, and it is with a heavy heart we have decided to cancel all console development,” he said. The PC version will be the only focus now.
Delays: Odyssey was the space sim's second major expansion, but suffered delays due to COVID-19 restrictions and missed its December 2020 release date, eventually launching on May 19th last year.