Elite Dangerous: Horizons owners will have to be patient.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons is an odd sort of beast. A premium expansion also sold as a re-release of Elite Dangerous, it comes with the season pass-like promise of a year of content updates and new features.
The Engineers was announced as the first major post-launch content update, and was expected to arrived by the end of April (spring 2016). According to a financial filing, it has since been delayed into at least June.
The community discovered the news before Frontier Developments could announce it, prompting the usual delays distress as well as bit of chafing over being left out of the loop. CEO David Braben took to Reddit to explain the delay.
“What it means is that 2.1 is pushed out by around six weeks. This is to push the quality up, which is a good thing for the game,” he wrote.
“It’s ready when it’s ready. It does mean you’ll have to wait a bit longer, but it will be worth the wait.”
Reasonable enough, although Frontier’s fondness for long beta periods and the fact that it’s busy fixing bugs at the moment – including broken missions – has some fans questioning whether the rest of the season will be delivered on time.