Elite: Dangerous Newsletter #23 – Alpha 4 released

Welcome to Elite: Dangerous Newsletter #23!

For the past few weeks our focus here at Frontier has been on completing and delivering the final stage of the Alpha process, Alpha 4.

So in this issue we will be looking at some of the highlights and the features in Alpha 4 which also provide an early insight and taste of the vast richness, infinite freedom and sheer visceral adventure that will come from Elite: Dangerous.

Table of Contents (click subject to jump forward):
Sneak Peek of the week
Alpha 4 released!
Procedural Pepperoni
Comms Chatter
Mostly Harmless Questions
Start Playing Today

Sneak Peek of the Week
‘The first sighting of an Orbis space station’ <clicky>

    Alpha 4 Released!

Over the past few weeks we have been explaining the main features of Alpha 4.

And now it’s released!
You can super-cruise through the five spectacular star systems that form part of the Boötes constellation when viewed from Earth. Taking in the awe-inspiring sights of ringed gas giants seen from inside the rings, the fierce furnaces of the 4 stars of i Boötis and the startling 400 billion system ‘night sky’.

Perhaps you’ll risk your neck trading for minerals in LP 98-132, or bounty-hunt the pirates chasing them, or get involved in the mounting tension between Federation and Independent systems. You can do all of that and more.

In Alpha 4, you are free to experience a huge volume of space, yet it is the merest fraction of the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.

Whatever you choose to do, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has supported Elite: Dangerous to date – we are delighted to have you with us on this journey. And there is so much more to come…

But let’s be careful out there – Alpha 4 has some surprises in store… See you in space, commanders!