Frontier Developments today announced that the fourth phase of Alpha testing is underway for the upcoming science-fiction MMORPG game, Elite: Dangerous. The new Alpha build will offer players a much-expanded game world complete with more scale, scope and depth.
Accompanying the Alpha 4 release are a selection of brand new ships, trading options and new travel features. The developers also revealed that premium members will be able to enjoy the new options of Alpha 4 on Friday, May 30th.
Two additional methods of travel make their full debut in Alpha 4;
super-cruise for accelerated within-system travel and hyperspace jumps
for travel between systems. There are also new ships available to
pilots, including the Anaconda.
The five Alpha 4 star systems are themselves set within 400,000,000
star systems of the Milky Way galaxy, all of which are moving correctly;
spinning and orbiting in an incredible ballet. Whilst exploration is
currently limited to the five Alpha 4 systems, the ‘night sky’ is
accurate wherever you travel.
For more information you can visit the official website or check out the Alpha trailer from phase 3 below.