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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's PC Alpha drops into orbit on 29 March

By Kenneth Ang - on 5 Mar 2021, 6:40pm

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's PC Alpha drops into orbit on 29 March

Image: Frontier

Heads up, Commanders - Frontier Developments has just announced that the PC Alpha for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will be making planetfall on March 29, so make sure to buckle up for landing if you haven't already done so. 

The latest expansion to the popular space flight simulation title will introduce a ton of new features, missions, and customisation options for players to enjoy, and to further jazz up the announcement, Frontier has also provided fans with a new gameplay trailer, which showcases three Commanders teaming up to raid a military outpost on-foot. 

According to Frontier, all three of the Commanders within the video are specially equipped with gear you can find in Odyssey. Each of their loadouts focuses on a different aspect too, ranging from stealth to suppression and even hacking, just to provide players with an idea of what they can look forward to when they pick up the expansion. As the studio notes, Odyssey isn't just a mere add-on to Elite Dangerous. Rather, it's meant to "augment" the already-gorgeous and expansive universe the game has established, and to "offer a more personal experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own way.".

As for the release date, the full expansion is scheduled for release on PC in late Spring 2021, but pre-orders for the PC version and registration for the Alpha, are already open on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Frontier Store. As for players intending to grab it on PS4 or Xbox One, you will, unfortunately, have to wait till the autumn to enjoy Odyssey's medley of improvements. 

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