Dev Diary #12 Released
as I'm sure you all relaise, it's a busy time here with the release of Alpha 4 and the upcoming Premium Beta launch! Following on from the Alpha... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Alpha Phase 3 Released
The latest phase in the Elite: Dangerous alpha process has been released and we've got a Progress Diary to go alongside it. Here David Braben goes through the technical intricacies... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Alpha Phase 2.0 Released
the latest phase in the Elite: Dangerous alpha process has been released, to accompany this we have posted a video with David and Michael going over some of... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary #10
The latest Dev Diary has been posted, in it David talks about the alpha process so far and what we can expect in the next iterations, it also... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary #9
The first phase of the alpha process has now been released, backers with the Alpha access reward tier or higher will be contacted directly with the details they... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Progress Diary #8
In today’s video diary Chris Gregory talks us through the various techniques used to put together the Damocles video as well as discussing how it has helped advance... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary #7
The latest Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary (#7) has been posted, in it David talks about the upcoming Alpha process and how that will work for backers. He also... Read more
Elite: Dangerous will support Oculus Rift
Great news that we know many of you have been hoping for – today we’re announcing that Elite: Dangerous will support Oculus Rift. We’re very excited by this and if... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary #6
Michael here with the latest Kickstarter update to introduce David's sixth dev diary video. In this diary David provides commentary on the Capital Ship Battle video we released... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Composer Announcement
Michael here with the latest Elite: Dangerous update and I have some exciting news for you all. Quite a few of you have been asking what our plans... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Fiction Diary #5
Michael here and welcome to the fifth fiction diary for Elite: Dangerous. In this latest diary I talk about the process we’re following when putting the galaxy for... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Dev Diary #5
In the latest dev diary video David talks about the new passenger class of vessels. He also discusses some thoughts about what these mean for gameplay in Elite:... Read more
Frontier Developments IPO Announcement
As I mentioned on my video diary a few weeks ago, Frontier has some great plans for the future and today we are announcing our IPO. We were... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Fiction Diary #4
Elite: Dangerous Fiction Diary #4
We’ve uploaded the latest Elite: Dangerous Fiction Diary. In this diary I talk about slavery and how it works within the Empire. As... Read more
Progress Diary #4
Welcome to the fourth Elite: Dangerous progress diary. In this diary David discusses the roles of the Majestic class Interdictors (Cruisers) of the Imperial Navy. He also answers... Read more
Fiction Diary #3
Michael here for the third Elite: Dangerous fiction diary. In this video I provide a description of the state of the galaxy at the beginning of the game.... Read more
Progress Diary #3
Welcome to the third progress diary. In this diary David answers more questions from fans posting on our forums. In this diary he covers cockpits, music, maintaining ships... Read more
Fiction Diary #2
Michael here with the latest fiction diary. In this video I discuss the Elite story approvals process, the history of the Pilot's Federation and answer some questions posted... Read more
Progress Diary #2 and New Concept
and welcome to the second Elite: Dangerous Progress Diary. In the video David answers some of questions posed in the private backers forum. We're enjoying using these as... Read more
First Fiction Diary and New Concept
Michael here in the first fiction diary update. The fiction diaries will supplement the dev diaries that David does, and will focus more on the world of Elite:... Read more
New Dev Diary And Concept Art
welcome to the latest update for Elite: Dangerous. In this update we have the latest dev diary, a new piece of concept art and a few other items.... Read more
this is just another quick update to shout out for a couple of affiliated Kickstarters, but first I'd like to thank everyone for their patience. I know everyone is... Read more
Elite Encounters - The Elite Dangerous RPG
this is a mini update to let you all know about an exciting new writers pack Kickstarter that has been started. As with many of the writers pack... Read more
Elite: Dangerous Rewards Web App Live
this is just a quick update to let you know that the web app for managing your rewards has gone live. The email notifications are going out as I... Read more
Update #36 - New Concept & Next Steps
after the excitement of last week it seems almost bizarre how crazy busy things have been this week. We've been busy putting everything together and this update is... Read more
What a roller coaster ride!
The Kickstarter is now finished, with a truly amazing finishing total.
We are really grateful for all the amazing pledges. May be cheesy, but quoting Churchill (the politician not the... Read more
Update #34 - In the Final Hours What Do I See?
just sitting and watching the pledge total is an amazing thing that warms the heart. It's been said a lot recently but we mean it for every time... Read more
Update #33 - We are making a Mac version, and we're record breaking!
David here. A huge thanks for all those that have now joined us, and to those who have been with us for a lot longer too, and... Read more
Update #31 - Shields Dev Diary
I'd like to echo David's statement from the previous update and offer a huge thank you to everyone for their support. As I write this the pledge total... Read more
Update #31 - We've made it!
This is just a mini-update to thank everyone for their amazing support. As I write, we are at a pledge total of just over £1,287,000 and 21,816 pledges.
Astonishingly we crossed... Read more
Update #30 - New Stretch Goal, New Pledge Reward Tier and New Concept
this morning has been incredible, just watching the numbers increase. We're currently have a pledge total of over £1.2 million, with less than £50,000 left to raise -... Read more
Update #29 - Happy New Year! And Art Journal Video
first let me wish everyone a Happy New Year from all of us at Frontier. I hope this update finds you well, or at least not suffering too... Read more
Update #28 - Ship Customization
since yesterday's update the pledge total has reached over £1.126 million and we now have 19,552 backers which is incredible. Welcome to all of our new backers and... Read more
Update #27 - Ask Me Anything on Jan 3rd and New Concept Art
we're so close to £1.1 million I can almost taste it and that is all thanks to you. The level of support has been amazing. We can't be... Read more
Update #26 - New Concept Art
the uptake for the Elite: Dangerous kickstarter has been amazing. As I write this the total sits at over £1,051,000 and we now have 18,858 backers. Both are... Read more
Update #25 - Trading Dev Diary and £1 million Mark Passed
great news yesterday, we passed the £1 million mark which is excellent. A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged and supported Elite: Dangerous so far. Our current... Read more
Update #24 - Mac Version Stretch Goal & New Concept Art
as I write this I'm looking at the pledge total and we're so close to the million I can almost smell it! We're currently sitting at just over... Read more
Update #23 - Part 4 of the Gary Whitta/Chris Roberts/David Braben Interview
I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and their stockings filled with Elite goodlies. If you didn't then you still have 9 days to fix that. The... Read more
Update #22 - Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all, I hope this update finds you well. As I write this we have just passed the £950,000 mark, so once again a big thank... Read more
Update #21 - Meet The Team
Christmas Eve is already upon us (Christmas Day for those on the other side of the world - Merry Christmas!) are you ready for Christmas? We have some... Read more
Update #20 - New pledge upgrades and support banners
Not long until Christmas and I hope everyone has bought their Elite: Dangerous Christmas gifts. What better present for a loved one - or yourself, than the promise... Read more
Update #19 - New Pledge Tiers
Michael here with today's update. As I write this our pledge total is just over £875,000 and we have 17,266 backers. A huge thank you to everyone who... Read more
Update #18 - Scavenger Hunt Video
Michael here with today's update. We now have over 17,000 backers and our pledge total is now over £862,000. Good job everyone. As always a big thanks to... Read more
Update #17 - New £80 pledge tier - Digital Download Pack
in today's update I'm pleased to announce a new pledge tier at £80. We know this is one people have been asking for and that is the Digital... Read more
Update #16 - Teaser video and a call to arms!
Michael here with a big update!
Thank you to Chris Roberts for giving us a shout out in his latest Star Citizen update. The Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter is... Read more
Update #15 - Viper Mark II Render, Paypal Pledges and Part 3 of the Gary Whitta/Chris Roberts/David Braben Interview
Michael here with an update you all. The first news is we've crossed the £790,000 which is great. Thanks to everyone for pledging and a big thanks to everyone helping to... Read more
Update #14 - We're not the only blue planet
Michael here for another mini update. We're currently sitting on over 16,000 backers and with £782,105 pledged. We're not there yet, but we're getting closer. So a big... Read more
Update #13 - A shiny Anaconda and free game expansions for £90 pledge tiers and above
Michael here again for a quick update on the fine Saturday. The first news is that everyone who has pledged at £90 tier or higher will receive any Elite:... Read more
Update #12 - The road forward...
Michael here for today's update, although you'll be pleased to hear it's still David in the video. Let me start by giving a big thank you to all of... Read more
Dev Diary #3 - More gameplay footage and discussion about different roles in Elite: Dangerous
Thanks again everybody for all the support.
Here is the latest development diary piece, showing live work-in-progress gameplay footage of a convoy under attack. It shows a mix of AIs and... Read more
Update #10 - Onward and upward!
Michael here for a quick update. Firstly let me welcome all new backers, we're now above 15,000 which is great. Thanks to everyone for their support whether you've been here... Read more
Update #9 - Part 2 of the Gary Whitta/Chris Roberts/David Braben Interview
Many thanks for all the pledges, and welcome to the journey to all our new backers.
Here is Part 2 of the interview by Gary Whitta (of "Book of Eli"... Read more
Update #8 - The Half Way Point in Time!
Thanks again for all the support. It is delightful to see so much love for this game.
So, to celebrate reaching half time (and more than half way on funding),... Read more
Update #7 - New Development Diary Video: Galactic Evolution and Missions
Many thanks to everyone for their amazing support. Today we hit 50% funding! Congratulations to Drew Wagar for getting his "Writer's Pack" pledge funded.
Here we have a new Development... Read more
Update #6 - New Development Diary Video, New pledges ("Writers Pack" and boxed editions) and new FAQ entries
In this latest update is a new Development Diary video, in which we show gameplay footage and talk about multiplayer and some of the elements of how ships work:... Read more
Update #5 - New FAQ entries
Only a small update today.
New FAQ entries on missions, trade goods, monetization.
Once again, many thanks for all the continuing support.
Update #4 - New pledges and new pledge upgrades
There are some new pledge categories - and this gives some new things to those who have already pledged!
You can also upgrade pledges with physical things (that will be... Read more
Update #3 - Procedural Generation
Thanks again for all the support. It is great to see so many people who care so much about this game.
Today, we've added a video talking about procedural generation,... Read more
Many thanks for everyone's continued support. Today we've added some new FAQ entries, describing multiplayer in more detail, griefing and a few other things. More to come tomorrow.
Update #1 - Video and art
Many have pointed out that "Elite: Dangerous" on Kickstarter lacked video and concept art.
Many thanks for all your support, and I hope you like the new content.