Frontier has confirmed it’ll now not be creating Elite Harmful for consoles.
In a quick assertion, Frontier CEO David Braben acknowledged that the discharge of Elite Harmful’ exploration replace, Odyssey, “was lower than supreme” and confirmed that as a consequence of Odyssey’s delayed console launch and the staff’s give attention to the PC model of the sport, “with a heavy coronary heart [Frontier has] determined to cancel all console growth”.
“Elite Harmful is a sport near my coronary heart,” Braben stated in an announcement posted to the official web site. “It’s no secret that Odyssey’s launch was lower than supreme, together with the necessity to break up the PC/console participant base to give attention to a PC-only launch. Since Odyssey’s launch in Might 2021, now we have labored tirelessly to enhance the Odyssey expertise on PC, and while now we have made nice progress there’s nonetheless extra to be executed. We’ve got been supporting the pre-Odyssey and post-Odyssey codebases since.
“Over the past a number of months, now we have been wrestling with one of the best ways to maneuver ahead, and it’s with a heavy coronary heart now we have determined to cancel all console growth,” the assertion continues. “We want to have the ability to transfer ahead with the story of the sport, and to ensure that us to do that, we have to give attention to a single codebase. Elite Harmful will proceed on console as it’s now along with important updates, however we’ll give attention to new content material updates on PC on the post-Odyssey codebase.”
In closing, Braben stated the staff “admire[s] this information is just not what our console group had been hoping for” however assured gamers “this was not a simple resolution to make, however it was made with the long-term way forward for Elite Harmful in thoughts”.
Though it is a tad late to become involved with Elite Harmful on console now, after all, there’s nonetheless the PC model if its piqued your curiosity. In GamesRadar+’s Elite Harmful overview – during which we gave the sport 4 out of 5 stars – we stated: “The dimensions might be overwhelming, and the usually brutal lack of hand-holding gained’t go well with each type of participant. Be ready for a a lot slower-paced sport than you could be used to.
“You’ll want to speculate a variety of time in Elite: Harmful to see the very best of what it has to supply. However when you’ve conquered that steep studying curve, you can begin shaping your personal future among the many stars.”
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