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Elite Dangerous getting on-foot traversal and atmospheric landings early next year


Frontier Developments has shared first details on Elite Dangerous’ major new expansion, Odyssey, which will bring the likes of atmospheric landings and on-foot traversal to the space sim when it launches early next year.

The developer initially teased its Odyssey expansion last May, telling fans it was working on a mysterious “major milestone” update that was set to be a “defining moment in the history of the game”. Since that early reveal, Frontier has more frequently referred to the project as its Next Era update, announcing last month that it would no longer meet its originally planned December launch window and would instead release in 2021.

As of today, however, the Next Era update is now formally known as Odyssey, and Frontier has given an early glimpse of the features it will bring, sharing details on the Elite Dangerous forums along with a flashy cinematic trailer reveal.