Frontier Developments has announced today that video game expansion Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will officially launch on PC this coming May 2021.
The PC version will be released on May 19 and will be available on digital storefronts like Steam, Epic Games Store, and FrontierStore.net. The Xbox Editions will be coming at a later time.
Pre-order the expansion for only $39.99 on the digital storefronts. The Deluxe Alpha expansion is still available for purchase, which is priced at $54.99. It will include the Odyssey expansion, access to the ongoing Alpha phase ending on April 30, and the official soundtrack. These two pre-orders will offer access to the exclusive Pioneer suit skin as a pre-order bonus.
Odyssey constitutes the most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to date, delivering on the promise of allowing Commanders to explore atmospheric planets on foot for the first time, taking on new missions, and engaging in intense tactical combat, expanding Elite Dangerous’ gameplay from the iconic cockpit experience players have come to know and love over the last seven years.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players can customize their characters for ground operations with different specialized suits and gear options, including the Remlok Maverick scavenger suit for salvage missions, the Supratech Artemis explorer suit for exobiology investigation, and the Manticore Dominator combat suit for Commanders daring to enter the sphere of combat in the perilous Conflict Zones.
Independently of their chosen career path, players can meet with other Commanders in social hubs across the galaxy, where they can plan their next missions, form alliances, and acquire and upgrade their gear. This seamless integration of a finely detailed on-foot experience combined with the galaxy-spanning distances of the classic Elite gameplay results on a more wide-ranging experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own style.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC on 19 May. The Odyssey Alpha phase shall end on 30 April. Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for autumn 2021.