Multiplayer Alpha Launched for Elite: Dangerous Backers

With Star Citizen’s unprecedented crowdfunding campaign (now over $38 million) stealing all the headlines, it’s easy to lose track of that other major space sim in development. It’s Elite: Dangerous, and it’s a good time to check in on its progress because the ongoing alpha now features multiplayer.

Creator David Braben and his team at Frontier Developments have launched Elite: Dangerous Alpha Phase 2.0, and they’re sharing the multiplayer results backers are now enjoying. In the video below, Braben and Executive Producer Michael Brookes climb into the cockpit for some multiplayer action while detailing the features that are now available. See for yourself:

This is the second of four planned alpha phases for Elite: Dangerous and it officially features:

• Free-for-all melee
• Pick your side in a two-team melee
• Co-operative defense of a crippled Federal battlecruiser
• A more sophisticated ‘Pirates and Bounty Hunters’ mode which hints at the fluid choices and roles players will experience on a much greater scale in the final game

If you want in now and you’ve got $325 burning a hole in your wallet, Elite: Dangerous alpha access is still available.

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