Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Console Release Delayed Indefinitely

Odyssey won't be coming to consoles until the game’s PC issues are resolved.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey has been delayed on consoles indefinitely, according to a recent announcement from Frontier Developments. The Odyssey update has been riddled with issues on PC since launching in May, and getting the game to a stable state is going to take some time. Players have continued to struggle with frame rate drops, bugs, crashes and other issues, despite Frontier pushing out several patches.

“We are aware and fully accept the frustration that many of our players have had with their experience of Elite Dangerous Odyssey. The community have spoken, we have heard the feedback clearly and we will act on that feedback,” stated Frontier CEO and Founder David Braben in a post on the official Frontier forum on Monday.

According to Braben, the development team will be focusing all of their efforts on fixing the PC version of Odyssey, putting the expansion’s console debut on hold.

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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. We know that the work that we do to improve players’ experiences of Elite Dangerous Odyssey on PC will benefit other platforms in the future, but the dates and details of the console platforms are going to change. We do not want to rush into confirming any dates or changes this has on our console release, as we must remain fully focused on the core Elite experience. Only when we feel that the foundation of the PC release is solid, will we be able to re-lay our console roadmap on top.

-David Braben, CEO and Founder of Frontier Developments

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players can expect to see additional game updates in the months ahead as the developers work toward improving the game’s performance on PC. Keep an eye on the Frontier forums and stay tuned to Guide Stash for more Odyssey news and updates.

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