Elite Dangerous: Odyssey – One Giant Leap Dev Diary

Posted on 18 Aug 2020

Frontier Developments have released a new developer diary video for upcoming on-foot expansion Elite Dangerous Odyssey. The video talks about planets with atmospheres and exploration on-foot including on icy and rocky planets. The video even takes a brief look at alien plant life and how players can scan new plants and sell the data. Odyssey will be coming in early 2021.

Official Press Release

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey invites you to explore every inch of our galaxy, and soak up the all-new breath-taking views

The first instalment in a new Road to Odyssey dev diary series, “One Giant Leap” delves into the exploration of atmospheric planets and the stunning new planetary tech that powers them

Cambridge, UK – August 18, 2020. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) unveiled today “One Giant Leap”, the first in a series of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Developer Diaries. Join Game Director Piers Jackson, Art Directors Chris Gregory and Jonathan Bottone, Principal Programmer Kay Ross and Lead Designer Gareth Hughes for a first contact with Odyssey’s atmospheric planets.

Exploration has always been at the core of the Elite Dangerous experience. With the highly anticipated arrival of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey in early 2021, this fundamental aspect of the game takes on a completely new dimension by introducing on-foot exploration of atmospheric planets. Players will leave the protection of their spaceships and venture out and discover the secrets and hazards those new worlds have to offer, experiencing the thrill of leaving their footprints over previously unexplored terrain.

The Elite Dangerous: Odyssey development team is lavishing great care and attention to detail in the authentic recreation of the ice and rocky planets players will be landing on. Surface pressure, volcanism, atmospheric composition and other geological agents all play a key part on the structure and natural features of each world, capriciously moulding their appearance and making them unique and distinctive.

One of the most stunning changes Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s on-foot exploration will bring to the game is a completely new perception of scale. When disembarking from their spaceships, players will notice never seen before details, like alien vegetation. This exotic flora can be analysed to obtain genetic information from every new variant encountered, and players can profit from their discoveries by trading in the data.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launches in early 2021. Stay tuned for more Development Diaries in the near future, expanding on gameplay and combat from a first person perspective. For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com. For media assets, visit Frontier.co.uk/media.

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