Latest Edge teases new Elite for next issue?

Wednesday, 24th September 2008 15:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The teaser page of the latest Edge – as you can see here on NeoGAF – shows a wireframe spaceship relating to the next issue.

Is it David Braben’s new Elite? The UK PC underground reckons the ship looks too complex for the ancient space-based game, but is struggling to place it.

Got to be Elite for a cover, innit? And if not, what is it?

It’s posts like this that get us up in the morning.



  1. pjmaybe

    That actually looks like a ship from Starion rather than Elite.

    Or possibly Starglider.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Someone mentioned Starglider to me this morning. Would they do a cover on that, though?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    lool! We’ve been through this on NeoGAF AND Eurogamer, despite the fact that I pointed out hours ago that the picture is from old Speccy classic “Starion” by Melbourne House. :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Here’s your proofage. And more, if you need it.

    I somehow doubt it’s going to be a Starion feature, given that there’s about four people in the entire universe who actually remember it. :-)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hero of Canton

    I’m going for an exclusive on Infinite Space, Platinum Games’ space opera RPG for DS.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. pjmaybe

    I’d be surprised. Unless Jez San has revived the IP as some sort of huge sandbox-style job.

    Unlikely I know but whatever that ship is, it’s not on the Elite Ship chart…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. pjmaybe

    /looks at Blerk’s post

    /high fives self

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Wow, two of the four people in one place! Who’d have thunk it? :-D

    I loved Starion. It was no Elite, but it was awesomes. And bugged to buggery.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    Never heard of it. I’m clearly not 733t hardcore enough.

    *drowns self in acid*


    #9 6 years ago
  10. Axle

    When I saw this the morning I thought it was for Elite – but Starion – WTF??? I’ve never heard of that game.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tonka

    Elitist gamers

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Damn straight. I am teh awesomes.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. pjmaybe

    Starion was a seriously mainstream speccy game though back in the day.

    I always thought it was funny that they obviously swiped the name from a Jap car of the time. Which in turn was named ‘Starion’ instead of ‘Stallion’ due to a little east-west mispronunciation.

    Anyhoo, if there’s some way this is being revived, colour me gobsmacked.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Lutz


    But much lolz.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Truk

    Is it possible Edge got the image wrong? :-D

    #15 6 years ago
  16. deftangel

    Speaking of Jez San….the first thing I thought of when I saw that in my copy this morning was Starfox. I quickly changed my mind though as Nintendo don’t make games for us any more :P

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Is it possible Edge got the image wrong?

    That would be an über-pwn, elevating me to God-like status. :-D

    #17 6 years ago
  18. patlike

    Apparently the last time they did an Elite story they ran a pic of a ship that wasn’t in the game.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. furianboy

    looks like a ship from starfox

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Blerk

    This picture appears to have an uncanny effect on the people who view it, completely removing their ability to read! :-D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Axle

    I think I’ve only ever correctly identified one of Edge’s tenuous links to the ‘Next Issue’ and that was GTA IV.

    If it’s any of Braben’s games then it probably WON’T appear in the next issue . . .

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Blerk

    I got the Prince of Persia one a few months back.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. SplatteredHouse

    It does look like one of the Starfox craft, but that’s one seriously jaggy image, so I’ll have to go along with those who are suggesting something more speccy.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Blerk

    It’s not a “suggestion”! I presented proof! :-D

    #24 6 years ago
  25. ecu

    I don’t think I have ever got one of the “next issue” things in Edge, and I’ve been a subscriber for years. They’re always too obscure. Is it supposed to be representing what’s on the cover of the next issue? The previous issue had a screwdriver and spanner crossing to look like an X. My new issue arrived today, and the closest thing I can link it to is the Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts feature.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. haowan

    Now you know how it feels Blerk? :D

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Tonka

    It can’t be Starfox though. It had filled polys.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Weeble

    Looks like a ship from the old Commodore 64 Mercenary game to me.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. falviousuk


    #29 6 years ago
  30. Axle

    I think I’ve solved this one. On the third page of Edge where the credits are listed there is a reference to ‘Starfield image on p162 courtesy of Ironclad Games’.

    Ironclad Games made RTS ‘Sins of a Solar Empire’ so I would guess that it has something to do with a sequel to that game?

    #30 6 years ago
  31. patlike

    Nice :D

    #31 6 years ago

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