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Elite: Dangerous will support Oculus Rift

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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 you aren’t aware of what Oculus Rift is then visit their website to find out more:

http://www.oculusvr.com/

I’m sure you’ll also be pleased to learn that the Oculus Rift version of Elite:Dangerous will be available to ALL backers that have an Oculus Rift headset for no extra cost.

Here’s David’s opinion on this:

“We’ve been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle. Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do we! We’re very pleased with the results so far.”

Thanks as ever for reading and why not pop by our forums to discuss the latest news:

http://forums.frontier.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=29

Thanks for reading

Michael

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    1. Theta Sigma on July 3

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #130 - Friday, 24th June 2016
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      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/268791-Newsletter-130
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      Greetings Commander,
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      Welcome to the Elite Dangerous Newsletter #130.
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      This week we take a look at some great content from the community in our Horizons Highlights, bring you important news about upcoming changes and adjustments to The Engineers and give you all the details of our huge Summer sale.
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      As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.
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      Pick up the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass today for only £13.39, €16.74, $20.09 or RUB 997,63.
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    2. Theta Sigma on June 18

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
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      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/266247-Newsletter-129
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    3. Theta Sigma on June 17

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-91K2-2433Y32QA1/cr.aspx
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      This week we're showing off some incredible community creations, including a must-see live action short movie, we're telling you about some of the tweaks and changes we've implemented thanks to community feedback, taking a little trip in an Orca with some Elite Dangerous-style space tourism and much more.
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      • Horizons Highlights
      We’re always impressed by the screenshots and videos our community post on social media and our forums… here’s a collection of a few of our favourites from this week.

      This live action short film made by the Eranin People's Film Board does an amazing job of putting an intriguing story behind a simple in-game mission. It perfectly captures the mood of Elite Dangerous and we applaud everyone involved for their brilliant work. We know we're not alone when we say that we'd love to see more.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Recusant1 heard rumours of a battlecruiser arriving at Merope 2A and journeyed to the system to get photographic evidence in order to confirm it's arrival. People on Reddit are busy speculating as to the reason for its arrival.
      https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/4obuc0/i_can_confirm_the_fns_capitol_ship_in_merope_2a
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      CMDR Zindae quickly found out that it was a bad idea to shoot upon the Cruiser as backup arrived swiftly to protect it.
      https://gfycat.com/RealHideousArmednylonshrimp
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      CMDR Kronek decided to keep it peaceful, with a tip to Messier 78
      https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/4oi1e5/messier_78_4k
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      • The Engineers Update
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      Earlier this week we put out a server update that brought some requested changes to the game.

      Local news articles were added at the Engineers bases to help direct players to locations where they are able to source the materials they need. In addition we increased the amount of materials you can hold from 600 to 1,000 and increased the amount of Data you can hold from 200 to 500 units.

      Alongside these changes we also made some adjustments to the requirements to unlock a couple of the Engineers. Specifically, we reduced the required number of rare goods to unlock them down to 50 tonnes. We also adjusted the availability of rare goods in the galaxy slightly, too. States will still change the allocation of rares but the numbers are more favourable than they were.

      The development team worked incredibly hard over the recent week’s and are always looking at and reviewing the feedback from the community. There will be an additional point update coming soon which will also include a number of fixes and changes based on feedback from the community. We’ll have some more news on that soon.

      See the original post here:
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/265277-Serverside-update-and-upcoming-point-update
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      • Tourism - Location, Location, Location
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      The graceful Orca will finally get the love and attention it deserves, as passenger gameplay is coming as part of the next major content update to Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
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      We'll have much more information on 2.2 in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our social media channels and our weekly newsletter to find more.
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      One aspect of Passenger Gameplay will be Tourism, so we're building a massive database of the best tourist hotspots in the galaxy. There's nobody who knows the galaxy better than our intrepid explorers, so we're asking for a helping hand from our Commanders to make the location database as thorough and complete as possible!
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      Executive Producer Michael Brookes has arranged a competition on our forums where you can submit a location to be used in the game. If the location you submit gets used, your CMDR name will be added in-game in connection with the chosen location.
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      You can see all of the details, and find out exactly how you can get involved, by visiting the original forum post:
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/266046-2-2-Your-Input-Needed-Passenger-Tourist-Destinations
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      • EDC Commonwealth Codebreaker Event
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      The EDC Commonwealth are arranging a massive code breaking event, where participants will have to answer a series of questions in order to win prizes. See the original post here to find out how you can get involved.
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      • GalNet Focus
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      • The Danger Zone CQC Livestream
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      • HCS Voicepacks - Obsidian
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      The guys at HCS voicepack have launched their latest addition to the collection, with YouTuber Obsidian Ant!
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      You can watch the trailer for the pack below, made by Obsidian Ant himself... how fitting.
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      From the site - "Obsidian - Over a thousand responses including Ai "Jazz" for the Galaxapedia & Constellations."
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      • Reddit AMA Series
      • Community Goals Update
      • Comms Chatter
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #129 - Friday, 17th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-91K2-2433Y32QA1/cr.aspx
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    4. Theta Sigma on June 13

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #128 - Friday, 10th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8T55-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      • Ship Kits Live On the Frontier Store Now!
      Head over to the Frontier Store to pick up our new ship kits for the Sidewinder, Eagle, and Cobra. These kits will give your ship a completely unique look, with hundreds of combinations available to experiment with.
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      You can mix and match the pieces on the ship, to get the exact look you want and the pieces will change colour to react to the paint job you’re using. There are more examples of the ship kits in use on the store page..
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      • Horizons Highlights: The Engineers
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      We’re always impressed by the screenshots and videos our community post on social media and our forums… here’s a collection of a few of our favourites from this week.
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      - Ace pilot Isinona returns with his Flight Assist Off Series, adding a new rule to celebrate the launch of 2.1 The Engineers – no insurance rebuys allowed. If he dies, a massive part of his fortune dies with him...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      - Bolt vanderhuuge posted this stunning screenshot… something you could only ever see in Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
      https://imgur.com/a/QRcSY
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      - Obsidian Ant continues his journey to the edge of the galaxy, and visits a few planets in “the Desolation Ridge”.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      • The Dangerous games Update and Stream
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      The Dangerous Games Wildcard Community Goals have kicked off with a bang. After a long week of Gold mining the groups have battled it out for points in the first of the three challenges they will face.
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      • Powerplay Annual Summary
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      CMDR Corrigendum takes a look back at the first year of Powerplay, digging deep into the political struggles of the last 12 months.
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #128 - Friday, 10th June 2016
      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8T55-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    5. Theta Sigma on June 13

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #127 - Friday, 3rd June 2016
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/259735-Newsletter-127
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      Horizons Highlights: The Engineers
      The Engineers was launched last week at no additional charge to all those who own the Horizons season pass, and already we’re seeing some beautiful screenshots and videos.
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      Plotting a route to Beagle Point just got that little bit easier, with the new bookmarks system. CMDR Gienkov has his route sorted…
      http://i.imgur.com/creXfMy.png
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      CMDR Klassic found this ‘poor little Condor’ floating alone in space… we can only wonder what happened here.
      http://i.imgur.com/PwoGhPs.jpg
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      According to CMDR Allerose, the New Huge Weapons are super effective… look at the mess they’ve left behind!
      http://i.imgur.com/Y1m8JEc.png
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      CMDR Paul Loachman visited Farseer Inc… he took this lovely panoramic screenshot.
      http://i.imgur.com/Mr9h5vu.jpg
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      Obsidian Ant uploaded this video detailing the FSD upgrades available via the Engineers.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Elite Dangerous: Horizons Commanders on PC and Xbox One will receive further expansions at no extra cost as the season continues. Future gameplay updates will debut for PC and Xbox One simultaneously, bringing new activities and new ways to play on both platforms:
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      • Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter craft for attack and defense.
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      • Multicrew, allowing teams of Commanders to assume roles aboard the same ship.
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      • Commander creation, giving a unique appearance to Commanders’ in-game avatars.
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      What’s more, Xbox One Commanders who purchase Horizons before the 30th July will also get access to the Cobra Mk IV in game. This early incentive mirrors our pre order incentive previously offered to PC players. The Cobra Mk IV will be available in selected ship yards if you have access and will require in game credits to purchase.
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      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #127 - Friday, 3rd June 2016
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/259735-Newsletter-127
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    6. Theta Sigma on May 28

      Elite Dangerous Newsletter #126 - Friday, 27th May 2016
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      The Engineers 2.1 and 1.6 Available Now!
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      http://email-elitedangerous.com/3F35-8LOE-7132ZABOD0/cr.aspx
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      The Engineers 2.1 Trailer - Elite Dangerous: Horizons
      https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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      Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Season Pass
      https://www.frontierstore.net/games/elite-dangerous-cat/elite-dangerous-horizons-dlc.html
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      "This week, we’re launching Elite Dangerous 2.1 The Engineers and the 1.6 update, we’re celebrating with a new trailer, giving Xbox One Commanders the chance to pick up something new, catching up with the latest GalNet news and much more.

      As always, you can hear the latest news and updates directly from the development team on our Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Community Homepage, and right here in the newsletter every week, and we're always eager to hear your feedback.

      Pick up the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass today for only £19.99, €24.99, $29.99 or RUB 1489."
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      Fly Safe CMDRs!

    7. Chris Neary on October 22, 2013

      @ Pēteris Krišjānis

      I have been reliably informed that the Earth moves for her (Well that's what she says anyway).

    8. Pēteris Krišjānis on October 16, 2013

      @Chris Neary you have to let her land on Earth with OR, then she will forgive you :)

    9. Chris Neary on October 15, 2013

      Elite and Oculus Rift Seminal partners!

      I love you...

      My computer loves you....

      My bank manager (The wife) hates you...

      More outgoings for devices she sees as 'boy toys'.

    10. Harry Torque on October 13, 2013

      So much goodness in E:D, and it just keeps on getting better!

    11. Polaris Penguin on October 13, 2013

      @Egamruf "Hydra Stem Support as well, instead of joystick use" I don't see how they'd be mutually exclusive, I hope you meant "as well as joystick use".

    12. Synchromesh on October 11, 2013

      Fantastic !! Most of the games I have backed already support this so Rift is becoming a worthwhile investment :)

    13. Egamruf on October 10, 2013

      Oculus is targeting a sub $300 price point. Dev kits are ~~$300USD at the moment. Palmer Lucky suggested it would be ideal if they could give the Rift away, or close to - so you might see it for ~~USD $150.

      What are the chances of getting Hydra Stem Support as well, instead of joystick use?

    14. Styggron on October 10, 2013

      I guess this means I'll be buying an Occulus Rift then even though here they will probably be around $500+ :-)

    15. Dovetail Technology on October 10, 2013

      Sa-weeeet!! So chuffed about this news. No need now to hammer the F-keys for all the views. ;o)

    16. Zplintz on October 10, 2013

      OR for Elite Dangerous? - The guys and gals at Frontier Developments are very naughty people. Fancy giving me exactly what I asked for (again and again). tut tut ;)

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      Neil on October 10, 2013

      My farewell email must have hit the spot! Hoorah! :-D

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      Rob Fisher on October 10, 2013

      Also, yes, I already have TrackIR :)

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      Rob Fisher on October 10, 2013

      Imagine looking at Jupiter out of your cockpit window. Will the OR be able to convey the sense of scale? I see no reason why not.

    20. J.L. on October 10, 2013

      What Polaris and Stewart said, don't forget TrackIR, please!

    21. Lassi Kinnunen on October 10, 2013

      guess which two funded kickstarters I put money on? that's right, rift and elite.

    22. Polaris Penguin on October 10, 2013

      Great news! However please don't forget to add TrackIR, there is no guarantee we'll have the consumer version of OR ready by the time Elite releases, plus TrackIR is already in the hands of consumers. I don't think it would take much to implement :).

    23. Stewart Forgie on October 10, 2013

      Please don't forget us TrackIR users.

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      David Freed on October 10, 2013

      Thanks for that, Michael. A comment has been made in the forum about the Razer Hydra. Would that be compatible? Another comment was made about 'gloves' (a la 'Lawnmowerman'); is there anything like that available? If not, is anybody interested in developing them? (50/50 split ;-))

    25. Spycraft Studios on October 10, 2013

      Glad to hear it! I won't have to write my own space sim for it now :)

    26. Frontier Developments Creator on October 10, 2013

      @ David Freed

      The game supports joysticks and controllers so VR play is probably best using those, it does present one of the interesting challenges for VR play.

      Michael

    27. Ole Eitels on October 10, 2013

      Oh my good'n plenty.

      Imagine the rush if you actually were in the cockpit physically during the hyper-jump and dogfights shown in the capital ship battle video. Occulus rift should come pretty close.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    28. Coz on October 10, 2013

      Great news and a wise thing to do. Its Lawnmower man time!

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      David Freed on October 10, 2013

      Exciting news. The dev. kit is a bit expensive for an unfinished product, though. Maybe a stupid question...
      If you're wearing the Rift, how do you work the keyboard controls? Do we all have to become touch-typists?

    30. Koshinator on October 10, 2013

      Cockpit games are a perfect fit with the Rift - Sooooo happy about this...

    31. Salopp on October 10, 2013

      Right in Commanders! This will take it to the next level.

    32. Kerrash on October 10, 2013

      I just exploded with glee! :D You have made my year!

    33. Stevie Dixon on October 10, 2013

      Not heard about this before now, That's going on the top of my "Wishlist" looking forward to the consumer version, hopefully in time for the release of Elite Dangerous :)

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      weltysparrow on October 10, 2013

      Great news! Just bumped the excitement level by at least double for me. Space sim + O.R. is pretty much a perfect combination.

    35. LuckyLuigi on October 10, 2013

      Oh god. Now I will have to get one.

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      Victor Tombs on October 10, 2013

      Another expensive gadget to clutter up my limited PC space. :)

    37. Marco Ishida on October 10, 2013

      This is beyond awesome!! After having tried several tech demos, there is no way of going back to 2D monitors ;-) i Love the Future of Gaming

    38. karl smith on October 10, 2013

      Any chance frontier developments can talk to the guys at oculus to get a discount on the units?

    39. karl smith on October 10, 2013

      Ok now need a rift before alpha comes out lol.

    40. BobbyDylan on October 10, 2013

      Tried the Rift at EG expo. Man, I'm so glad you guys are supporting it. The Cockpit is the perfect place for the Rift!

    41. Roberto Dillon on October 10, 2013

      Great news!! Really excited about this!

    42. Derek Callahan on October 10, 2013

      Amazing news! I'll wait for the 1080p consumer rift first. Hopefully it's early 2014. This game is going to be truly groud breaking!!!

    43. Brodie on October 10, 2013

      YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY!
      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
      Already have my Oculus Rift Dev Kit plugged in and ready to go!
      Let me know if you need any OR testing done!
      Possible short OR compatible video release?

    44. Cthulhus on October 10, 2013

      GREATT! ! Thanks !

    45. Mark Edwards on October 10, 2013

      Excellent ... I've been looking for an excuse to get a rift development kit ... now I have one. Thanks Frontier. :)

    46. Steve Guns on October 10, 2013

      Grrr! You guys are going to make it SO hard to put down the game and get back to real life, sigh.
      I love it, please continue! (but my wife will definitely not) ;)