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Old 16 June 2009, 19:43   #1
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It seems we will finally get to play this

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2009/06/...irmed-for-ps3/

and not only on PC either

Nice to know it's been confirmed as coming out this gen it seems
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Old 16 June 2009, 22:14   #2
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I'll put $10 on it being cancelled Q4 2009 and $10 on it coming out but being shit. I so want it to be awesome though.
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Old 17 June 2009, 00:18   #3
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freakywookie! it's 2 years already since that KG zipstick! you should post here more!

Frontier... if it had the same spirit of the amiga game... it would prolly be an amiga game. i think it will hardly be a good game, me too.
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Old 17 June 2009, 00:58   #4
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It's going to be shite. You can just feel it.

It needed to be ground breaking and I dont see anything like that.

The MMOSTG has been done with Eve-Online. It would take something very special to make a mark.

Perhaps if it were subscription free. With a unique way to fund the servers, in-game ad sponsorship, real currency exchange, intergalactic commercial radio stations etc.
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It's going to be shite. You can just feel it.

It needed to be ground breaking and I dont see anything like that.

The MMOSTG has been done with Eve-Online. It would take something very special to make a mark.

Perhaps if it were subscription free. With a unique way to fund the servers, in-game ad sponsorship, real currency exchange, intergalactic commercial radio stations etc.
EVE got boring. I betatested it for a long time, and it was great, then the servers went live and it got boring really quick.

I think Earth and Beyond was the best space / simulator game every written, shame EA killed WestWood Studio's.

I will never waste money on an online game again. Not even for a game like Elite.
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I will never waste money on an online game again. Not even for a game like Elite.
Even if it was free, but there were adverts all over the place? NPC's drinking Coke Zero at space-ports, bill boards of the latest Dell Laptops, in game computer terminals running iTunes to select the ingame music?

The world has to change its business model for Film, TV & Games sooner or later. Everyone wants something for nothing.
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Old 17 June 2009, 02:39   #7
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MOST MMOSTGs have been done.

Agree with alexh. If there is an enjoyable Elite, I'll pay for it before I pay for, say, WoW. :P

I've got Sins of a Solar Empire. It never gets played. It all depends on the gameplay/immersion/enjoyability.
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Old 17 June 2009, 05:39   #8
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To my mind David Braben over complicated Frontier and the whole thing felt a bit fussy sometimes - still enjoyed quite a bit of my time with it though

Hopefully the essence of what Elite was to us back then can be retained but it's true, it needs to stand head and shoulders over what exists today in this genre

I'm not entirely trusting that DB can do that but another side of me thinks maybe he too realises it has to be all out awesome like how it felt to us all those years ago - i hope so at least

Elite back then felt so great because it was so very different to any other game and that's going to be hard to emulate again

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Old 17 June 2009, 07:45   #9
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I remember an interview last year with Braben, and he stated that to do Elite IV the technology (in PC terms) was 4 years off.

strange how less than a year down the line theres an announcement for Elite IV for the PC, X360 and PS3..... hmmmm... (i know you are thinkin cash cow alexh!)

lets hope he does something good with it.... I need a reason to kick the wifie and kiddie outa the living room, close the curtains turn the lights off, crank up the volume and get emersed in a serious space sim!!!
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I don't think the technology is a problem, even if he says it is. He has been planning or actually working on E4 for a long time now, I don't think he would have decided to make a game which would only be possible 10+ years into the future. What made the previous Elites so special was that nobody thought games like that were possible.
It better be another ground breaking game because he has had long enough to prepare and iron out any problems. I don't want Elite becoming like duke nukem, laughed at every time there is another press release or talk about release dates.
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If this is Elite IV what was Elite III ?
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Old 17 June 2009, 13:37   #12
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First Encounters. And this "news" has been on Braben's company's site for months.
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Even if it was free, but there were adverts all over the place? NPC's drinking Coke Zero at space-ports, bill boards of the latest Dell Laptops, in game computer terminals running iTunes to select the ingame music?

The world has to change its business model for Film, TV & Games sooner or later. Everyone wants something for nothing.
Thats just crazy talk, you will never get something for nothing.
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Old 25 June 2009, 13:12   #14
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Old 15 July 2009, 02:45   #15
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It will be something amazing if it does make it to release and is a true sequel that really pushes the franchise on from the ideas of Frontier.

However, we have seen so many promises of great projects end up shelved or never really started.

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I think Earth and Beyond was the best space / simulator game every written, shame EA killed WestWood Studio's.
Totally agree. E&B was a great game. I played it from release until the day it was closed down. It was something that you can't really describe to anyone who never played it. I still have the game in its box sitting on my shelf. Never to be used again.
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It will be something amazing if it does make it to release and is a true sequel that really pushes the franchise on from the ideas of Frontier.

However, we have seen so many promises of great projects end up shelved or never really started.



Totally agree. E&B was a great game. I played it from release until the day it was closed down. It was something that you can't really describe to anyone who never played it. I still have the game in its box sitting on my shelf. Never to be used again.
I still have the tunes on my pc, . I used to be the only Terran Tradesman in the guild in betatest. I remember they were escorting me to level up, finally leveled and they reset servers, .

I used to like helping the n00bs. I used to make them 200% quality laser lvl 1's, they would cream themselves, lol.
You cant forget the sommerled station run, damn that was a profitable run, .

Still got my guilds tribute forum up and running (mainly for us all to keep in contact).
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I don't have high hopes for Elite IV.
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Why?

"He's got highhhh hopes" clap,clap, "highhhh hopes"....
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WooHoo!

Oh, how I'd love to see a new Elite...

...ah, wait a miniute. If it's ever released it's going to be sh1t isn't it?


Have to wait on technology..? Horse-poo! Whatever a 'new' Elite might be it's 'only' an update for a game that ran fine on the Beeb...
...who here has played Oolite? Fantastic, extensible, capable of just about anything you can think of in a space game AND it runs on seriously low-spec hardware...
...how much extra go does a PC need to pretty-up the basic concept.

Um, do you all get the feeling I have a bit of a thing for Elite?
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Why?

"He's got highhhh hopes" clap,clap, "highhhh hopes"....
I just think it will be another Duke Nukem Forever situation.
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