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‘Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’ console update delayed, studio to focus on PC issues

By Eleanor Escalante Published Jul 13, 2021 6:31 pm

Frontier Developments has announced that Elite Dangerous: Oddysey update on consoles is indefinitely shelved to fix issues on the PC expansion. 

Elite Dangerous: Oddysey launched on PC last May and has had updates since then. PC players, however, experienced issues like server outages in difficulty with logging in or unexpectedly dropping from the games, frame-rate drops, performance issues, and bug reports. 

“We are aware and fully accept the frustration that many of our players have had with their experience of Elite Dangerous Odyssey,” Frontier Developments founder and chief executive officer David Braben said in a statement.

The studio will first address the feedback before it further moves to additional platforms. The expansion of the spacefaring game was originally set to release on consoles in fall 2021. 

"We do not want to rush into confirming any dates or changes this has on our console release, as we must remain fully focused on the core Elite experience," Braben said. "Only when we feel that the foundation of the PC release is solid, will we be able to re-lay our console roadmap on top," he added.

Players can expect monthly development updates as the studio fixes bugs and other performance-related issues while exploring other possible improvements for the game. 

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is currently only available on PC while Elite Dangerous is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 

(Images from Frontier Development)