Discover the surfaces of planets in 'Elite: Harmful' beta

Explore the surfaces of planets in 'Elite: Dangerous' beta

The enlargement pack for Elite: Harmful, the one that allows you to go planetside and discover the floor of locations like Europa, is out now. Kind of. The Horizons Planetary Landings beta, teased in a video launched final week, does precisely what it says assuming you’ve got pre-ordered Horizons itself. Everybody else wants to attend for the official launch someday earlier than yr’s finish. Driving the all-new Floor Recon Car, gamers can uncover alerts, crashed ships and mineral deposits, vastly increasing the vary of gameplay. Creator David Braben just lately confirmed off the enlargement in a demo (under), and stated that sure options, like textures and body charges, may nonetheless have points.

As a reminder, Elite: Harmful is an open world area exploration recreation within the type of (nonetheless unreleased) No Man’s Sky or the (additionally nonetheless not launched) Star Citizen. The galaxy is predicated on the actual Milky Method, giving gamers a 1:1 scale world with billions of stars to discover. On prime of the brand new gameplay, the Horizons beta additionally ushers in HTC Vive and Steam VR help. Gameplay on the headset was first introduced in September, and the Vive itself is about to be launched in restricted portions by the top of the yr.

TImothy J. Seppala contributed to this report