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Maverick Begins Work with Frontier on ELITE: DANGEROUS; Announce Launch Pricing and Pre-Order Bonuses

I’ll keep this short up top, because the important news is below — we’re really excited to kick off with Frontier Developments on their upcoming game ELITE: DANGEROUS. This game looks crazy good — if you’ve ever dreamt of being in space, this is the game for you. With it’s playable recreation of the Milky Way and it’s amazing combat, you’re going to lose most of your free time very soon.

See the news below and be sure to check this gem out.

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All Existing and New Pre-Orders of Elite: Dangerous Will Receive a £4.99 Discount and a Range of Digital Extras in the ‘Mercenary Edition’

Cambridge, UK – September 12, 2014 –  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) today announced pricing details for the release version of Elite: Dangerous along with additional information about the day one digital pre-order edition.

Elite: Dangerous on final release will be available for £39.99 ($59.99 and €49.99) through Frontier’s online store.

Frontier also announced that a special pre-order digital pack — the Mercenary Edition — is now available for £35.00 ($50 and €40) to all customers who pre-order the game before the day of release. Those who have already pre-ordered the final release version of Elite: Dangerous or backed the game through Alpha and Beta stages will also receive the pre-order digital pack when the game is released.

The Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition is loaded with digital extras. As well as a digital download copy of the game, the pack contains:

  • An additional Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location in-game
  • Exclusive pack of ship paint schemes
  • A ‘Day One’ ship decal
  • A digital players guide
  • A digital concept art book
  • Plus additional in-game benefits and other digital goodies to be announced over the coming weeks.


David Braben, CEO of Frontier said; “We are hugely appreciative of everyone who has demonstrated their support for the game by backing it through the early development phase or pre-ordering the game prior to release. Without those people, Elite: Dangerous would not be at the stage it is today. The Mercenary Pack is our way of rewarding them before we release the game.”

Elite: Dangerous will be released in Q4 2014.

About Frontier Developments
Frontier Developments plc is a leading independent game developer founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’ game.  Based in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Frontier uses its proprietary ‘Cobra’ game development technology to create innovative games across videogame consoles, computers, smartphones and tablets.

Elite: Dangerous, to be released on PC and Mac, was initially crowd-funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign and Frontier’s own website. Previous Frontier titles include RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Thrillville, LostWinds, Kinectimals, Kinect Disneyland Adventures.  The studio recently announced ‘Screamride’ for Microsoft’s new Xbox One console and is also working on other original IP titles with publishing partners.

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