Update 13 for the continuing area flight sim Elite Dangerous has been launched, and it marks the conclusion of the Azimuth Saga storyline.
The new replace got here with a story in-game footage trailer, in addition to the anticipated patch notes that lay out the entire particulars. It’s price noting that this replace solely utilized to the PC variations of the sport, with developer Frontier Developments saying earlier this yr that it might not be supporting console variations of the sport.
The Elite Dangerous web site reads, “Horizons and Odyssey currently exist as separate versions of the game: 3.8 and 4.0. The latter contains the foundational code which supports Odyssey content and a multitude of improvements added since Odyssey’s launch while the former does not.”
It continues to clarify that with a purpose to permit “as many players as possible to experience the new narrative and gameplay elements, we intend to give all PC players access to version 4.0” without spending a dime, nonetheless, the Odyssey improve will likely be elective.
Although this received’t be accessible in the intervening time of the replace’s launch – which is obtainable now – the web site clarifies: “This option is expected to come in the weeks following Update 13 with more details to be shared closer to the time.” There can also be a desk included highlighting which of the brand new updates can be found in each variations, and that are particular to 4.0.
A considerable listing of bugs have additionally been mounted throughout the board, together with shadow flickering, ship package items blocking weapon fireplace, and Guardian Sentinels not firing their missiles. Additionally, there have been tweaks to AI, multiplayer, audio, stability, and extra.
In different information, Frontier Developments founder David Braben has stepped down because the CEO, and will likely be changed by Johnny Watts, the present chief artistic officer.