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Frontier would be “stupid” not to consider Xbox One, PS4 Elite: Dangerous

Monday, 14th July 2014 13:47 GMT By Matt Martin

Elite: Dangerous is more than likely to appear on PS4 and Xbox One consoles after release on PC.

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Reading between the lines of this Eurogamer interview with Frontier’s David Braben, he suggests it’s more than possible considering the company’s history with console gaming.

“I don’t want to do something that constitutes an announcement, but we would be stupid not to support other platforms, including console,” he said.

“We’ve done lots and lots of games over time. We’ve done first-party Sony games. We’ve done first party Microsoft games. On console. So yes, we’d be stupid not to think about it.

David Braben isn’t stupid. He’s a very clever man who leads a team that makes very nice games. At this point in time though, the team is concentrating on the PC version of Elite: Dangerous.

“We’re very focused on delivering a great PC game. We will then do the game on Mac and during that time we will be looking at other platforms as well,” he added.

Elite: Dangerous is currently in a beta test which costs £50 – £100 to buy into. You probably don’t want to upset PC players by talking about a console game if they’re paying you to test your game for you.

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7 Comments

  1. unacomn

    Oh boy, there’s going to be a kerfuffle about this for sure. I can already see the cries of outrage fueled by ignorance. Happened to Star Citizen with just one picture.

    #1 1 month ago
  2. TheWulf

    Eh?

    I’m happy for console owners to get ports of PC games. No need to be a prick about it. We’re not all arseholes, and people are arseholes regardless of whichever platform they choose, be it an XBox, Playstation, or PC.

    Sigh.

    #2 1 month ago
  3. runbmp

    You mean like the troll who wrote regurgitated this article…

    #3 1 month ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3
    If it wasn’t working, it would be cut off. For example see the forums. Its clearly working, it achieved its purpose in @2 and your comment.

    #4 1 month ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    I don’t think console controllers have enough buttons.

    #5 1 month ago
  6. sebastien rivas

    It’s super simple.
    As long as PC port does not suffer in any way from console ports then I ll buy the game.
    Weird PC limitation because they should be EXACTLY the same between ports or lazy ass dev plan that all the sudden gave to pirt the game to other platforms but it was never covered in the game development and goodbye Elite.

    #6 1 month ago
  7. Tormenter

    @xxJPRACERxx

    Of course they don’t.. you couldn’t have run the original on a controller.

    It just shows you the differences in the design ethos if they want to get a ‘supposed’ comprehensive space/trade sim to run on a console, when none of the previous ones would have.

    It’s not really Elite.. it’s just named that way.

    Looks like the only worthy (?) space sim will be star citizen, but $50 mill in funding? Someone has a hole in their head.

    #7 1 month ago

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