Frontier Developments critically acclaimed space exploration and combat game Elite: Dangerous is today celebrating an impressive milestone as the team announce that the game has reached 1.4 million units sold on PC, Mac and Xbox One. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter Elite: Dangerous launched on PC under Early Access in December of 2014 and the Mac and Xbox One releases followed in May and October of 2015.
The game has also amassed a lot of attention for its focus on virtual reality development which was first experienced in an Alpha form in December of 2013. Since then Elite: Dangerous has become the first AAA title to offer full SteamVR support on Valve’s popular platform.
[quote cite=”Frontier CEO David Braben”]
“We have an amazing player community. The average play time among our 1.4 million players is 60 hours – that’s a massive 84 million player hours and counting.
With the community’s feedback, we’re constantly making Elite Dangerous better than ever. We have incredible long-term ambition and we will continue to deliver on those ambitions. We will detail more exciting developments for Horizons very soon.” [/quote]
Heading into its second year Elite Dangerous recently celebrated the launch of Elite Dangerous: Horizons, a huge stand-alone expansion that includes Planetary Landings, ship fighters and new multicrew support for cooperative fans.
Source: Press Release