What is Elite: Dangerous?

Take control of your own starship in a cut-throat galaxy.

Elite: Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic. With a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s story influences the unique connected gaming experience and evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions.

400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.
 

Game Features

A Galaxy of Wonders

A Galaxy of Wonders

The 400 billion star systems of the Milky Way are the stage for Elite: Dangerous' open-ended gameplay. The real stars, planets, moons, asteroid fields and black holes of our own galaxy are built to their true epic proportions in the largest designed playspace in videogame history.

THE ORIGINAL OPEN WORLD ADVENTURE

The Original Open World Adventure

Elite: Dangerous is the third sequel to 1984's genre-defining Elite, bringing gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entire Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL

Blaze Your Own Trail

Upgrade your ship and customize every component as you hunt, explore, fight, mine, smuggle, trade and survive in the cutthroat galaxy of the year 3301. Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.

MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER

Massively Multiplayer

Experience unpredictable encounters with players from around the world in Elite: Dangerous’ vast massively multiplayer space. Fly alone or with friends in a connected galaxy where every pilot you face could become a trusted ally or your deadliest enemy.

A UNIQUE CONNECTED GAMING EXPERIENCE

A Unique Connected Gaming Experience

Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity’s frontier is reshaped, all by players’ actions. In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player’s personal story influences the connected galaxy and evolving narrative.

A LIVING GAME

A Living Game

Ongoing content updates have already brought massive-scale shared objectives and game-changing cooperative play to PC in February and March. Elite: Dangerous is always in development, growing and expanding with new features and content on PC, Mac and Xbox One. Now with Powerplay, a new way to play Elite: Dangerous.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons

A New Season Of Expansions

Elite Dangerous: Horizons is a new season of major gameplay expansions for Elite Dangerous, beginning with Planetary Landings across the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Elite Dangerous: Horizons will continue to introduce new features and gameplay as the season continues into 2016, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play.

Community

Connect with Elite: Dangerous and explore the dedicated community site.

CQC

Available now, exclusively on Xbox One. Coming soon on PC

The Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Championships are the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between Elite: Dangerous pilots. CQC thrusts players into intense PVP action within the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.

Powerplay

Allegiance. Reward. Power.

Powerplay is an ongoing battle for interstellar conquest and control that touches and enhances every aspect of the Elite: Dangerous experience. Ally yourself with a galactic Power, guide their strategy, earn valuable perks and bonuses, and dominate human-occupied space together. Every player’s choices and actions can impact the balance of galactic power.

86% - PC Gamer
"Capable of delivery some of the best stories about spaceships you've ever taken part in"
8/10 - Eurogamer
"I fell in love with Elite all over again"
8/10 - EDGE Magazine
"Satisfying handling that sets a new standard for any cockpit-based genre"
4/5 - The Guardian
"Vast, Beautiful and Intimidating"
4/5 - Metacritic
95% - The Koalition
"Shining bright like a supernova"

Shipyard

TAKE TO THE STARS

With real-world physics and credible futuristic engineering, Elite: Dangerous’ ships are built to feel real. Pick a spaceship and customize it with hundreds of modular components to complement your play style in a game where your ship and your skills are all that stands between you and the cutthroat galaxy.

Mac
Windows PC

System Requirements

Minimum System:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU: Quad Core CPU (4x 2GHz)
RAM: 4GB RAM
VIDEO: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
HDD: 7GB Available Space
Recommended System:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core i7 - 3770K or better / AMD FX 4350 or better
RAM: 8GB RAM
VIDEO: Nvidia GTX 770 / ATI Radeon R9 280X
HDD: 7GB Available Space

A New Season Of Expansions

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