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Elite IV: The next Encounter

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Azagoth, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Azagoth

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    Apparently, this is down for release on March 30th 2007. However, I've looked and can't find any detailed info on it.

    Now, with me being a massive Elite fan right from the beginning on the BBC B Micro this is a must have game.

    Does anyone have any info or more importantly any links?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. DEL 707

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    They certianly have kept quiet about this, there were rumors at the beginning of the year, but like you, I can't find any details.
    A screenshot or 2 would be nice :)
     
  3. dafloppyone

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    Due for release on 30/03/2007

    our price: £34.99 Delivered

    RRP: £49.99 You save: £15.00 (30


    certain site says that noj idea if its true though



    1. What is Elite 4?

    "Elite 4" is the fourth game in the Elite series, though as with the other sequels this is only a working title; it will be called something different when released.

    2. Will Elite 4 be based around realistic physics?

    Yes, substantially (ie except hyperspace, and general relativity), though the actual flight behaviour will feel more like Elite than Frontier.

    3. How will Elite 4 relate to First Encounters?

    The two are entirely independent.

    4. Will Elite 4 be multi-player?

    Both single- and multi-player versions are planned, it is now likely the single-player version will be released first.

    5. When will Elite 4 be released?

    There is more than one planned release. We will make an announcement as soon as possible.

    6. Will Elite 4 have realistic stellar systems (like Frontier) or have entirely made up worlds (like the original Elite)?

    It will have realistic stellar systems, with fully detailed planet surfaces visible from orbit. It will again be possible to land on planets.

    7. What platforms will it be available for?

    We will make an announcement as soon as possible.
     
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  4. sidthesexist

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    i believe this was mentioned on the eve-o forums? it was said that the info hadnt been updated in some time and that elite 4 may have been shelved? :mad:
     
  5. Azagoth

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    Yeah, that's where I saw it when checking to see if Guild Wars: Nightfall is on there yet.

    Bit of advice though, they are classed as a competitor so I'd edit the link out.
     
  6. dafloppyone

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    goddam copy paste actually copying the link instead of the text!
     
  7. Matmulder

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  8. Flying Gribble

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    Recent comments from Frontier

    Frontier have forums, with a thread about Elite 4. In response to:
    On 10th July 2006, David Braben responded with:
    So I doubt if 30th March 2007 is realistic, but they're still thinking about it. Full thread here: Elite 4 thread

    Cheers,

    TFG
     
  9. modo77

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    Not sure how that guy thinks there are a lot of space trading games about?
    Eve with is a mmorpg so I wouldn't count it.
    Freelancer which is very old
    And X, which is very buggy (still a good game though).

    Really hope elite does come out and add some life into this dying genre.
     
  10. VeNT

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    iirc the date stated was from a issue on read the forum rules (FAQ) where they got a bit overly excited about hearing that Elite 4 was in production, no real evedence that it will be finished ever sadly.
     
  11. sidthesexist

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    it really is a pity David Brabham (sp) doesnt pull his finger out and develop a decent elite follow up, it would probably be one of the few games that i would leave eve for
     
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  12. Matmulder

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    Note the "plan to" - gives the impression its not even got past the drawing board stage.
     
  13. Flying Gribble

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    Isn't he a racing driver? ;)
     
  14. SCM

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    The date that the games sites posted was September this year which Frontier basically said not likely. Also they have said in previous interviews somewhere that Elite 4 is in line for work to being after they finish one of their current games.

    When we are likely to see released this is anyones guess though but the March date is a new date that i haven't seen listed before.

    SCM
     
  15. Glaucus

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    I remember reading up about it at the beginning of the year and was very unimpressed. The SS they had back then where like the original elite. Blocktastic. Maybe they have a new engine and the graphics are reasonable now. Lets hope so because the elite series ruled.
     
  16. silversurfer

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    I dont really care about the graphics, he could just release it with an editor for the mod community and so long as the gameplay and physics is good it'd be a hit. elite will always be wireframe in my mind anyway.

    I'd estimate anytime in the next 10 years for this to be released tbh
     
  17. Stelly

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    I wasted my childhood playing elite!!!!

    I CANT WAIT!!!

    Stelly
     
  18. dafloppyone

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    I just hope its worth waiting for
     
  19. melchy

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    Any links ? I've not managed to come across any screenshots or graphical shots of the game at all, apart from the concept character (Ripley alike) that was released a while ago. I didnt think any such screenshots existed.

    I'd also say that its a fairly big chance that Elite 4 will be a MMORPG.
     
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  20. Glaucus

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    nope, I was reading up about it ages ago, had a quick google and cant find much about it..

    if its a MMORPG with fps style space fights. it would be awesome....