Today I only had an hour or so at EGX since I was working, but I was very fortunate in that I bumped into a fellow Commander almost as soon as I entered the show and he very kindly shared his experiences and highlights of EGX with us. Following that I had the opportunity for a hands on demo of Battlezone in Playstation VR. Finally I stumbled across what I feel could be a gem in the show with the WizDish ROVR who can be found next to the FIFA stand in Zone 3.
Please remember that all of the audio was recorded in a noisy environment so I will apologise in advance for any audio issues! Audio versions
Need a podcast while you wait/travel for LaveCon? We have a prototype new show for your listening pleasure and in the absence of a main Lave Radio show this week, we though it was a good time to let you hear it!
Remote Outpost Games is a new Lave Radio interview show. Our guests are stranded on a remote outpost with only five games salvaged from the wreck of their ship. All Lave Radio escape pods automatically get Elite Dangerous and Tetris but the rest is up to the survivor. Which games would they choose and why?
In this pilot episode, John Stabler interviews one of our own – Christopher Jarvis – about his choice of five games, what he looks for in a game, howhe feels about current trends in gaming and – of course – Escape Velocity.
Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss Head of station Archives: Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire Chief Bar steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Galaxy Map Bookmarks We can rename them, plot routes to them
ED 2.1 Delayed (see main topic)
Elite Dangerous 3D Printed Models
Eucl3D have created full-colour, 3D-printed sandstone models of some of your favourite Elite Dangerous ships. Prices for the models start at $29.99 – head over to Eucl3D’s website to get a glimpse of the Viper, the Anaconda and the Cobra. Eucl3D are going to be taking part in an AMA on the Elite Dangerous subreddit on Friday 11 March at 7PM GMT. So get your 3D printing-related questions ready!
“With minor faction states we’re intending making their effects more noticeable on available missions, ship traffic and composition, and markets. At the moment these can be quite subtle, so beefing them up with add more drama to a star system.”
“authority response if they are attacked will be sharper.”
Wider range of rewards than just credits
Hard to find commodities / salvage items
Some may be mission rewards only and could tie into story events
Rewards will be more appropriate to the risk.
Rewards will also increase the more a faction likes you.
Cockpit gets a clock!
New paint job packs for the Imperial Courier and the Type 6
This week we want to share with you something we’ve been thinking about for some time, in response to the many requests we’ve had since the Kickstarter. Naming NPCs, renaming planets and even having a named surface marker to commemorate a special person, thing or event, are all things you’ve been asking for. We are considering adding these items and more to the Frontier Store, including star system naming and creation and naming of new surface starports. We would love to know your opinion on this, and gauge interest. In order to keep these items special we would limit the availability of each, and if it works well, we would have a batch in each future expansion too.
Arubeto – “Really? This is open to discussion? Guess we won’t be visiting “Sagittarius A*” anymore…”
Zac – “Allow me to clarify. Everyone is very conscious about making sure that the naming of things are done in a way that does not ruin existing names. What I mean to say is that we want your feedback here to make sure that we consider everything, so even if things seem obvious, let us know your thoughts on what you would like or wouldn’t like as part of this process. We’ve seen some really great feedback already”
Trailer Competition – The winner has been announced for the trailer competition. Commander NOTONLYHERE came up with a blinder including timed delay shots of cities, coordinated ship launches, SRV races etc. The trailer can be found at :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF4qln6-qUw
Main story “The furor surrounding FD’s delay of 2.1 and recent stock exchange news”
Accounting-wise, Horizons will now “leave early access” and be considered “released” after 31st May.
Accounting-wise, revenue from the sales of Horizons will be deferred to FY2016-2017’s financials (starting June 1st), instead of being included in FY2015-2016’s financials (which ends May 31st).
FDev will pay less tax in FY2015-2016, choosing instead to pay more the following year.
Comment from DB “What it means is that 2.1 is pushed out by around 6 weeks. This is to push the quality up, which is a good thing for the game. It’s ready when it’s ready. It does mean you’ll have to wait a bit longer, but it will be worth the wait.”
Post by Zac Hey guys,
This morning we released a trading update that we wanted to share with you.
The update explains that our next instalment of the Horizons season of expansions (2.1 – The Engineers) which was previously planned for April will now move into the beginning of our next financial year. We’re aiming for to release the beta in May.
We’re sorry to keep you waiting, but the Engineers is a truly colossal update and this additional time is being used to ensure that the new content is of the highest quality possible. We take great pride in all of the content we produce and we firmly believe that giving this additional development time is the right thing to do for the game, the studio and the fantastic community of players.
You can read the update here: http://www.frontier.co.uk/investor_r…l=edit&blk=275 Thanks,
Earlier this week we were lucky enough to talk with veteran game designer David Wessman who worked on the X-Wing series of games amongst others. He’s now working on a new game which is going through Kickstarter at the moment called STARFIGHTER INC by Impeller Studios, which is looking amazing and different from other new Space Sims out there. It’s much more immediate action, with hardcore PVP Space Combat and realistic Newtonian physics.
As a little experiment, we’ve recorded the latest GalNet in-game news as an audio news broadcast – we’d love to hear what you think about this and if it’s something you’d like to hear on a regular basis as the plot of Elite: Dangerous gradually unfolds…
Celebrating the launch of Elite: Dangerous, the intrepid crew of the the infamous orange Sidewinder decide to meet up in the Lave system to bring you a special ‘Live from Lave’ broadcast. The signal is out, Commanders are converging on Lave Station for the show of the century. Don’t miss …