Frontier has, unsurprisingly, been affected by the continuing pandemic. As a UK studio, it is now coping with a brand new lockdown, and this has naturally had an impression on its improvement timeline.“Our PC plans have solely been affected by a small quantity, nevertheless our plans for the console launch will sadly see a bigger improvement shift,” Frontier mentioned in an announcement in the present day. “Please do know that these troublesome selections have been made with a concentrate on making Odyssey as unimaginable as it could possibly presumably be for all our Commanders no matter their platform, whereas additionally respecting real looking challenge deadlines for our groups throughout this troublesome international state of affairs.”
Alpha entry for PC gamers continues to be coming quickly, however now it is due in early spring. Elite Harmful: Odyssey Deluxe Alpha and Lifetime Enlargement Cross holders will get entry to the alpha, changing into Elite’s first on-the-ground frontier explorers.
“Very like our authentic Elite Harmful launch, we will likely be taking a phased strategy to our alpha, bringing new options and methods on-line all through the interval,” mentioned Frontier This may enable us to focus and greatest contemplate our neighborhood suggestions whereas additionally offering important consumer testing on key areas of the sport. We will likely be sharing additional data together with particulars of characteristic drops and alpha plans as we get nearer to launch.”
The total PC launch is coming in late spring 2021, whereas console gamers will likely be caught ready till autumn. To get the thin on the brand new growth, give Andy Kelly’s Elite Harmful: Odyssey preview a learn.