Elite: Dangerous – Noobs Needn’t Apply

Elite: Dangerous has finally hit PS4 three years after PC and two years since the Xbox One version. Whether it was worth the wait depends on the type of person you are, and that is absolutely no reflection on the quality of the game. Elite: Dangerous is epic in the truest sense of the word – massively multiplayer with a truly vast universe to explore. Live out all your Han Solo fantasies in a totally open-ended game that genuinely enables you to play the way you want. You can be a legitimate trader, a bounty, hunter, a criminal, a pirate or all of the above – it’s completely up to you. What’s odd about Elite: Dangerous is the way developer Frontier Developments seems to have gone out of its way to make the game as inaccessible as possible. The complexity of the control systems and complete lack of adequate tutorials seem designed to put off casual players from the get go. This is space flight simulator and it takes time to get good.

From a commercial standpoint this was a surprising move, but the result is an online community of dedicated players rather than casual griefers and time-wasters. And finally PS4 players are invited to one of the best parties galaxy.