Elite Dangerous: Odyssey reveals new trailer at Future Games Show, PC Alpha starts on March 29

Future Games Show Elite Dangerous Image
Future Games Show Elite Dangerous Image (Image credit: Future Games Show)
Source: Future Games Show (Image credit: Source: Future Games Show)

What you need to know

  • Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a major expansion to Elite Dangerous that lets players step outside of their ships for the very first time.
  • At the Future Games Show, we got another look at Elite Dangerous: Odyssey in a new trailer featuring developer commentary.
  • Elite Dangerous: Odyssey isn't coming out (at least on PC) until late Spring, 2021, but there will be an Alpha on March 29.
  • Console players will have to wait until Fall of this year to play Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

At the Future Games Show, we get another fresh look at Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the major first-person expansion coming to one of the best sci-fi games around. In the new trailer, players get another look at gameplay in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, with some informative commentary from a Frontier Developments developer. The trailer revolves mostly around Apex Interstellar, a vital hub for all Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players. You can check out the new trailer below.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is almost an entirely new game on top of Elite Dangerous. The expansion will allow players to step outside of their ships for the first time and explore planets on foot. New mechanics, combat, and more will all be present in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Fans of this expansive sci-fi game have been waiting for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey for a while already, but there's still a bit longer to wait.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is heading to PC sometime in late Spring, 2021. If you're excited for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, Frontier Developments is hosting an Alpha on PC starting March 29, 2021. Console players on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4 will have to wait until Fall of this year to play Elite Dangerous: Odyssey due to a recent delay.

Future Games Show Elite Dangerous Image

Source: Future Games Show (Image credit: Source: Future Games Show)

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a major release for an already-fantastic game, and should offer a ton of all-new ways for players to explore the vibrant Elite Dangerous universe. While console players will have to wait a good deal longer to jump into Elite Dangerous: Odyssey than PC players, we're still hoping Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will find a place on our list of best games for Xbox.

Zachary Boddy
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1 Comment
  • I've been in Elite Dangerous for nearly 5 years now. This just doesn't excite me. In fact, since it does NOT support VR when you step out of your ship, it's even worse. I have never felt like ED needed an FPS experience. The only thing coming out of this update that I think is actually a good thing is the improved planetary rendering (which will actually be coming to NON-Odyssey core gamers as well, thus negating the need to buy Odyssey). Walking around a station is boring. And if I wanted an FPS experience I'd be playing Call of Duty, Counterstrike or the like.