Elite: Dangerous has so far only received minor tweaks and updates, but major changes are coming.
The first major Elite: Dangerous update will go into beta in early February, with full release expected about a week later, depending on how testing goes.
According to a roadmap on the game’s forums, update 1.1 will “introduce a new way to collaborate with other players in the galaxy in preparation for 1.2’s major Wings update”.
“We have some some good news for planners of long journeys – V1.1 will also have a significant increase in the maximum distance for the route planner. We’re currently looking at extending this to 1,000 light years,” executive producer Michel Brookes said.
“Looking further ahead there will be a 1.2 update which is planned to enter beta testing in the first week of March. The focus for this update will be Wings and other multiplayer goodness.”
Smaller updates will be released regularly, but haven’t been scheduled. Frontier Developments is also working on paid expansions.
Thanks, PC Gamer.