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Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.
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Dev Diary #12 Released


Hi all,

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 4 launch the latest Dev Diary (#12) has been released in which David talks about the highlights of this release:

Some of you will have also noticed the increased frequency of the newsletters, if you haven't read the latest yet you can do so here:

You can keep up to date and discuss the latest developments or what is to come on our forums, join us here:

Thanks as always to everyone who backed the project and we're excited to be approaching the premium beta phase which starts next week! You can still get involved through our website:

Until next time commanders!

The Frontier Team


    1. Doctor Doom 2 days ago

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      Eoal on August 21, 2015

      Yes, I also have still not received my copy, and it doesn't appear to be in early access anymore. What's going on?

    3. willbur on June 7, 2015

      um i think i made the lowest pledge 20 dollars when will i get my copy ? i can see the game on early access on steam now

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      cs on December 16, 2014

      By the way, offline support isn't the only change -- enjoy!

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      cs on December 16, 2014

      FYI -- on November 14th 2014, they put in a single sentence in newsletter #49 that implied that they were no longer going to deliver offline support.

      In newsletter #50, David Braben clarified that it was a "creative decision", not a technical issue, that was behind their decision not to deliver DRM-free offline support.

      The vast majority of refund requests have been denied or ignored for over a month now; from our best efforts to discover, there are only about 20 confirmed refunds.

      Read the project comments for more info.

      WARNING: The official forums are being *heavily* censored and people are getting banned/suspended for being the even the slightest bit critical of the actions of Frontier Developments.

      Reddit community if you are so inclined :

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      Dan on November 24, 2014

      Any progress in the last 6 months? The premium beta was supposed to be out 9 months ago.

    7. Jamie Lemon on July 4, 2014

      This is going to be the best game ever for a long time. The feeling of really travelling in space I got from Frontier 2 is something I never forget. This game is gonna revive that +*100000000

    8. Michael Rozdoba on May 30, 2014

      @eric Thanks :-)

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      Godewijn on May 24, 2014

      And that video is awesome!

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      Godewijn on May 24, 2014

      Yeah we all relaise. Relaising is what we do. We relaise. ;D

    11. Christoph Zürcher on May 22, 2014

      I can't wait to get my hands on the game myself. My X52 is ready, and the Rift hopefully soon ;).

    12. Nick.C on May 22, 2014

      @Mark Mills: Premium Beta players have already been given Alpha 1.1 to whet their appetites for the release of Premium Beta on the 30th of May. It has not been stated when Standard Beta will commence. £15 to get started today is a relatively small price to pay. I've been involved in Alpha testing from the beginning - Alpha 4.0# (what will become Premium Beta 1.0, I believe) is something quite special - I have had no regrets whatsoever pledging to that level.

      @Phil Hellary: If you log in to the store ( and select the Premium Beta product your original pledge should be deducted from the total just before payment. If it does not, Frontier have been very good about refunding any overpayments promptly.

    13. Phil Hellary on May 21, 2014

      How can we upgrade our pledges to the premium or standard betas?

    14. Torben Kristiansen on May 21, 2014

      I'm slightly curious about the Imperial Eagle situation, given my pledge level. Since it is a Federal ship? I say just replace it with a Courier!

      Just kidding. It will all be good. Where Eagles dare! :-)

    15. Mark Mills on May 21, 2014

      I am seriously considering paying the £15 upgrade from my £90 original pledge to play premium beta.. what does anyone think?

    16. Eric on May 21, 2014

      @Michael Rozdoba

      That's compression artifacts in the video.

    17. Michael Rozdoba on May 21, 2014

      Is the banding seen in the video (in dark areas) a result of the video encoding or is it present in ED's rendering?

    18. J.L. on May 21, 2014

      Yummy. (c: