Elite Dangerous has been in tough shape since the launch of the Odyssey expansion, which opened up first-person on-foot exploration of planets and space stations to the massive open-world space game. The expansion has seen several massive patches since it came out, which have fixed a laundry list of issues and added new features like shared multiplayer missions. Now developer Frontier says it’s putting development of the expansion’s console edition on hold until the rest of its major issues are resolved.
Frontier CEO David Braben took to the Elite forums to announce the updated plans for Elite Dangerous’ current roadmap. In the post, Braben acknowledges the frustration the player community has been experiencing with Odyssey and says that the studio remains focused on fixing the expansion so that it provides “the experience that you and we expect on PC.”
“We have spent a lot of time discussing and re-evaluating our previous plans and we have made the decision to prioritise the core PC experience for Elite Dangerous,” Braben writes. “Ultimately, we believe it is right to focus our efforts on the core Elite Dangerous Odyssey experience for the platforms that we have released on, before opening up to more.”
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