News

Stay Up To Date

frontierfblostwinds  frontierfbelite  youtube twittericonpng

Latest news prev  :  next

Elite Dangerous: Arena launched today

Elite Dangerous: Arena thrusts players into first-person dogfights against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in stunning 3D space arenas. With easy to pick-up controls that reveal incredible depth, Elite Dangerous: Arena is a new way to engage in fast-paced PVP action against players from around the world.

Elite Dangerous: Arena brings Elite Dangerous’ Close Quarter Combat (CQC) PVP game to players as a standalone release, featuring full cross-compatibility with the large and growing Elite Dangerous player community.

CQC is the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between starship pilots, featuring:

  • ​Four agile, combat-honed space ships. Choose from the fast and aggressive Federal and Imperial Fighters, the damage-dealing Eagle or the heavyweight Sidewinder.
  • Multiple tactical options with custom loadouts unlocked by ranking up.
  • Four Arenas: Elevate’s towering view over a planet surface, Cluster Compound’s mining facility, Asteria Point’s cavernous space station and Ice Field’s frozen asteroid belt.
  • Eight-player Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes.
  • Realistic, agile starship handling powered by Elite Dangerous’ advanced simulation technology.

Elite Dangerous: Arena is a different kind of multi-player shooter, offering competitive gamers the chance to jump into thrilling space combat and challenge the world.

Frontier CEO David Braben said.

We showcase CQC to players at events around the world, and it’s a hit wherever it’s played.

All Elite Dangerous: Arena and Elite Dangerous CQC players are eligible to enter the $100,000 Close Quarter Combat Championships tournament. Selection will take place over a series of heats in the spring and summer, and heat winners will receive an invite to the grand final to be held at a secret location and livestreamed online later this year.

Elite Dangerous: Arena is available today for £4.99 ($7.49, €6.75, 375 RUB) at Frontierstore.net and Steam.

RSS feed

Features

Previous1 : 2 : 3 : 4 NextShowing 11 to 20 of 32

After the Gold Rush

14th Nov 2011

By ‘Gold Rush’ I mean the delightful ‘wild west’ anarchy of digital download games, especially the… read more

What is Happening to the Games Controller?

13th Oct 2011

What is happening to our beloved video games controller? NEW PLAYERS DON’T GET IT In the last few years we… read more

Lies, Damn Lies

9th Sep 2011

Statistics are vital to understanding or planning the release of a game, but we regularly see them terribly abused for the… read more

The Race to the Bottom and Beyond

15th Aug 2011

There is a part of our industry that is very fashion-led. It follows bandwagons. A successful game or business technique… read more

"What can we learn from the PSN hack attack?" by David Braben

14th Jul 2011

  The hacking of the Playstation Network is a very bad thing for our industry as a whole; not just Sony. I'm sure we… read more

"The Six Year Console Cycle? Is it Dead?" by David Braben

14th Jun 2011

Since about 1982 there has been a generational update of multi-purpose games machines, starting with 8 bit machines like… read more

"Real Shows vs Virtual Shows" by David Braben

14th May 2011

  We’re at that time of year when we prepare shiny demos for the all important E3 show; where buyers for the… read more

"Death of the $50M game?" by David Braben

14th Apr 2011

We’ve just had the excellent film BAFTA and Oscars awards, with a healthy spread of high budget epic films and low… read more

"Ownership" by David Braben

14th Mar 2011

People just don’t ‘get’ ownership. When we buy a house on a plot of land, we don’t own the mineral… read more

"Tax Breaks – An Angry Rant" by David Braben

14th Feb 2011

This whole topic has gone on and on, seemingly endlessly. Political parties have wasted our time by courting us prior to… read more

Previous1 : 2 : 3 : 4 NextShowing 11 to 20 of 32