Elite: Dangerous is a game that is currently in production and shall be the fourth game in the Elite series. It is basically a space simulation game where the player is able to pick their own role be it a trader, explorer, miner, pirate, bounty hunter or combat pilot. Frontier have been trying to gather funds for this project for many years but were unable until they decided to do it through Kickstarter. Elite is due to be released in March 2014 on Windows.
The aim of the game is to “Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally – trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.”
There are three major factions, the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Players can also compete in galaxy-wide faction challenges and contribute by completing mission goals and earn rewards. The outcome determines faction powers, territorial control, and what each faction does next.
Player status and rank
There are four player status levels, for combat, CQC Championship, exploration and trading, depending on accomplishments. Certain status or rank can grant access to a number of systems which require a permit. Benefits of some systems include ship discount prices.