Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Shows Off New FPS Combat And More (VIDEO)
Elite Dangerous has been around since 2014 and has grown over time to become almost unrecognizable from what it was at launch. The game introduced the ability to not only land on any planet they’d like, but drive around in SRVs on those planets, upgrade ships to make them even more powerful and efficient and uncover secrets of an alien race across the galaxy. Soon, the title is also expecting to introduce the ability to exit the ships and SRVs, walking about on foot for the first time in the first-person perspective. A new trailer recently arrived to give fans a glimpse into what they can expect from the new Odyssey expansion and more.
The most recent developer diary for Elite Dangerous gave fans a look at the on-foot combat to can expect to see, with multiple weapons ranging from semi-auto, burst fire, and fully automatic modes. Players will be able to undertake missions, similar to that of existing jobs, requiring players to fight off a certain number of enemies, complete specific objectives, and even participate in combat zones for various factions. Of course, players will also be much squishier than the ships they pilot. The most recent trailer shows off a nice bit of combat between players and AI humans with the hopes of driving home players’ vulnerability, hopefully driving home a sense to play more tactically than they would in a souped-up war machines.
Of course, being able to experience the first person perspective in Elite Dangerous also comes with a need for a more, grounded and human interaction with the world. Players will also be able to live out the game as they see fit, whether they want to complete official objectives or become a rogue pirate to make a living in the universe. NPC characters will have a more natural feel to them as well, with full body tracking and new dialogue to make them feel more human. Overall, it feels like something from Star Citizen or Mass Effect without the cover mechanics, but perhaps players will be able to see the ability to utilize cover as time goes on. In the end, the update aims to make a major splash amongst players and breathe fresh life into the game as a whole.
There’s a certain surreal feeling about being on a planet as a human without the safety of being within a shielded and armored ship ground vehicle. It’ll be interesting to see just exactly how Elite Dangerous changes for players with the ability to interact with the world around then on foot. Elite Dangerous is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with the expansion set to arrive sometime early 2021. Let us know your thoughts on Elite Dangerous: Odyssey and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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