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Old 06 November 2012, 10:52   #1
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Elite to get a sequel on PC via Kickstarter

video on BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20187897

wonder if they'll reach their goal. it's pretty darn big!

anyone here planning on supporting it?

edit - here's the link to the kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...lite-dangerous

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Old 06 November 2012, 12:35   #2
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I've seen bigger funds raised there, it will all come down to what Braben says: if there's REALLY a market for an Elite remake, the kickstarter will talk for itself.

Looking forward to this one, Elite has always been pretty awesome.
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Old 06 November 2012, 12:42   #3
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So what happened to Elite IV? That's supposedly been in development since the nineties. If that's anything to go by I won't hold my breath!
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Old 06 November 2012, 12:49   #4
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It is Elite IV in all but name. Remember "Elite III" was really called Frontier First Encounters. Its simply great there is going to be a new Elite game
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Yeah, "First Encounters" is the reason I got a PC back in 96. Well that and Doom!
I'm just wondering why the kickstarter project now when it was supposed to be released back in 99/2000?
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What is the difference between 20 and 30 GBP pledge?
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What is the difference between 20 and 30 GBP pledge?
one extra reserved copy? or maybe a warm fuzzy feeling that you pledged 10 more than most
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Old 06 November 2012, 14:32   #8
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is there any post productions pics of what this game will look and play like?
all ive seen is the original version for the bbc in the video's if this a version 4 why is the game called elite dangerous on top of the old logo?

because it looks like its hinting at a remake of the original game,or am i missing something?
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i vaguely saw something on the screens in the video. had to squint hard at them tho
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I am currently happy with my Giana that came from Kickstarter too. I will probably not support new Elite, I have never played the original and I also was not a big fan of Frontier.
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Frontier was a bit boring at times, the original Elite was better. Frontier First Encounters though was fantastic despite all the bugs. If a new Elite is anything like First Encounters it will be well worth playing!

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I am currently happy with my Giana that came from Kickstarter too. I will probably not support new Elite, I have never played the original and I also was not a big fan of Frontier.
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Old 06 November 2012, 15:22   #12
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ok it is a sequel,but in my defence i was distracted by the presenters prenounciation of elite lol.



yes i was looking at the background monitors as well,shame they dident show any of that and concetrated on the original game.




EDIT: actually i think i would be more interested if someone made first encounters for the amiga(i dont really care about the fancy skins)

im not sure about multiplayer for the new game either,i dont fancy taking on real peaple in elite.it will be like dayz.
just saying

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+1000 for First Encounters on the Amiga. That would be awesome!
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I am not sure why the BBC calls it a "remake". If you read Braben's kickstarter page, it's very obvious this is going to be a sequel, or the fabled Elite IV. I am a massive fan of Frontier and First Encounters (likewise it caused me to get a second hand PC in 1998) so I have endorsed this.
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What is the difference between 20 and 30 GBP pledge?
The price. After the limited 10000 copies sold by 20 GBP you can only have it for 30 GBP.
 
Old 06 November 2012, 19:18   #16
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So, let me get this straight now...
If the game has been in development for so long and actually at some point was even available for pre-order or had a release date, what are the 2 million for?
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March 2014 eh? Looks like it will go pretty much head to head with Star Citizen then. I think I might pencil in Spring 2014 to finally replace my old Athlon, buy an Oculus Rift and retire from real life.
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Massive Frontier fan. I'll be chipping in.

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...buy an Oculus Rift and retire from real life.
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Old 06 November 2012, 20:57   #19
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Hopefully at least 1 million of the 1.25 has been set aside for play testing and bug elimination.
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$2 million is not a lot at all for a modern game... it's just the basis to get started really. I worked on PC games that cost $60 million to develop. And we are talking about 4-5 years ago...

There is a reason why today the creativity is dead: nobody wants to risk losing money. So much easier to make NFL 13 game by changing the number "12" into "13" and to write a press release stating how many imaginary things have been changed. That's low risk development.

This is high risk, but real creative stuff, that's why they need the base to start... Plus Braben's company is rather small. 300 employees for a game dev is not a big deal in this day and age.
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