Frontier Developments have now confirmed the release date for the Horizons expansion for Elite Dangerous on Xbox One.
Come the 3rd June 2016, we will see Horizons arrive with a permanent new price of £19.99 as it brings us the first two Horizons expansions – Planetary Landings and The Engineers. Put together, they unlock a vast range of new features over the original Dangerous, including 1:1 scale planets to explore, surface bases to raid, new mission opportunities, new loot and crafting opportunities, and the high-speed SRV Surface Recon Vehicle.
The Engineers opens up a world of customization options that change the way you fly, trade, explore and fight in the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Hidden on planet surfaces across the populated galaxy, each Engineer has a unique personality and history, and they just might choose to help you with their unique weapons and specialized modules… for the right price.
On May 26th, Frontier will also launch its biggest ever free update for Elite Dangerous players on all platforms, featuring a new mission system, collectable loot and hundreds of gameplay additions and tweaks. Xbox One players will further benefit from the addition of Private Group play and fully customizable controls.
If you do decide that Elite Dangerous: Horizons is for you, then whether you’re on a PC or Xbox One can be sure that you’ll receive further expansions as the season continues. Future gameplay updates will debut for PC and Xbox One simultaneously as well, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play on both platforms, including:
- Multicrew, allowing teams of players to assume roles aboard the same ship.
- Commander Creation, giving a unique appearance to players’ in-game avatars.
- Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter craft for attack and defense.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons on Xbox One will become available as an upgrade to Elite Dangerous for £19.99 ($29.99, €24.99, 1,489 RUB), and packaged with Elite Dangerous as part of the Xbox One Commander Deluxe edition for £39.99 ($59.99, €49.99, 2,999 RUB).
If you haven’t yet jumped in with the original Elite Dangerous, then you can find our full review right here.