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Old 06-11-2012, 12:51
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Just seen this on the BBC website - David Braben is proposing a new sequel to the classic game Elite

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165344

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...lite-dangerous
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:32
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I cant imagine why a big company would NOT want to fund this. Its a nailed on cert !
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:00
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march 2014 - one hell of a wait

decent space games are required these days

get the word out to big gaming youtuber's like TotalBiscuit

http://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut?gl=US&hl=en

That should get the pledges flowing

Hahahahahahhaa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUM960MAbx0
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Old 06-11-2012, 14:17
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march 2014 - one hell of a wait
Its not that bad considering how long game development takes these days - its only 18 months away.

By the sounds of the way David Braben was talking in the BBC video, they already have a lot of the infrastructure in place.
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Old 07-11-2012, 00:59
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While you are waiting, play the original with updated graphics:

http://www.oolite.org/
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:40
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Just seen this on the BBC website - David Braben is proposing a new sequel to the classic game Elite
Elite 2 was already released 19 years ago and it was excellent.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:06
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Elite 2 was already released 19 years ago and it was excellent.
Yes, that was a sequel, this is, as the poster said, a NEW sequel.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:10
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:54
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We really do need a great space faring RPG where you travel around getting into space fights, upgrading your ship, trading etc. I wonder why it's a genre which is so limited.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:39
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You wait for ages and then two come along at once.......

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1754147
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:56
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You wait for ages and then two come along at once.......

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1754147
Looks interesting......although seems to be concentrated more on space action rather than a totally immersive universe (i.e. with planetfall).

Might keep an eye on it though - I quite liked freelancer.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:58
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Quick bump to say the kickstarter page, has been updated with a video by David, and some concept art

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...lite-dangerous
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Old 19-11-2012, 22:41
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Just saw this - and pledging.

It's also the first time I've seen a Kickstarter actually mentioned on British TV - there was a piece about it on BBC News channel the other day. Really hope the retro gamesplayers that played the original on BBC/Acorn and those of us who owned the game on Amiga and Atari are aware of the sequel!
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Old 20-11-2012, 09:12
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I think I will pay the 40 to have my daughters names added to the game. It is a perfect Boyfriend test. If they are not impressed as hell, show em the door.
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:16
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You'll all be pleased to hear that the target has been reached, so Elite 4 here we come!
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Old 02-01-2013, 23:14
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Will it have Thargoids?!
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Old 02-01-2013, 23:59
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We really do need a great space faring RPG where you travel around getting into space fights, upgrading your ship, trading etc. I wonder why it's a genre which is so limited.
Whats even stranger is that, to the best of my knowledge, there hasn't been one set in the Star Wars universe.

I thought that as a kid, playing Elite on my Amiga. It would be immense, the story is so well known, races, politics, class of ships, weapons.

Looking for an affordable ship at a junkyard, finding your own Millennium Falcon. It would be awesome!

Elite was enthralling enough, but attach Star Wars to it ... blimey!

I'll still take Elite 4 though!
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:46
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Whats even stranger is that, to the best of my knowledge, there hasn't been one set in the Star Wars universe.
I think the two online RPGs are the closest they've got with Star Wars
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:55
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I think I will pay the 40 to have my daughters names added to the game. It is a perfect Boyfriend test. If they are not impressed as hell, show em the door.
That's bloody genius
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Old 03-01-2013, 15:36
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They have left it far to late.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:32
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They have left it far to late.
...Why?
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