Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha Coming in Late March

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha Coming in Late March

A new video featuring pre-alpha gameplay shows footage of a full mission playthrough in Odyssey.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is getting a playable alpha at the end of March, according to an announcement today from Frontier Developments. The alpha is scheduled to begin on March 29, 2021. A new video showing pre-alpha gameplay from the upcoming expansion is available below.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Mission Playthrough

The developers have released a new video featuring pre-alpha gameplay footage from one of Odyssey‘s missions. The video shows a team of Commanders as they set out to raid a military outpost. Commanders will be able to choose from a variety of different space suits, weapons, and equipment, as well as tactical gear that can grant certain advantages during missions.

Odyssey, the game’s second expansion, introduces space legs, or feet-on-the-ground gameplay, to Elite Dangerous. Players will be able to walk around and explore planets on foot for the first time, greatly expanding what the game has to offer.

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“Introducing the detailed scale that is needed for on-foot gameplay while maintaining the vast distances measured in light years and the myriad missions available to players, Odyssey will greatly augment the already rich world of Elite Dangerous, offering a more personal experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own way, in addition to the vast galaxy they can already explore,” said Frontier in a recent press release.

The Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC alpha begins on March 29 and the expansion is available via Steam, Epic Games Store, and the Frontier Store. Pre-ordering the expansion will grant access to the upcoming alpha phase. Odyssey will fully launch in late spring 2021. Console players can look forward to going boots-on-the-ground in Odyssey later this year. Stay tuned for more Elite Dangerous news and updates.