Elite: Dangerous Starts Kicking

Seminal space-sim Elite: Dangerous achieves Kickstarter target.

Seminal space-sim Elite: Dangerous achieves Kickstarter target.
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A generation of ageing space-geeks can breathe a collective sigh of relief as Elite: Dangerous crossed the £1,250,000 ($2,000,000) Kickstarter target threshold with less than 3 days to go.

Only a few days previously, a gulf of several hundred thousand dollars remained and hopeful Elite fans were starting to sweat, but a late surge of pledges has secured the return of the seminal space-sim.

At 8pm GMT on 2nd January 2013, Frontier Developments posted:

“What an exciting moment… Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter has reached its funding goal :)”

In the remaining hours of the Kickstarter period, David Braben and co. will be hoping for a push toward their stretch goals of £1.4m for the Mac version within three months of initial launch and £1.5m for 10 additional playable ships to be designed and introduced to the game.

An additional £25 pledge tier has been introduced, offering a digital copy of the finished game and an assortment of other rewards.

The Kickstarter phase for Elite: Dangerous ends on Friday 4th January at 7pm EST.


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