It's been a while since the last Answers from the Devs thread so we wanted to take a moment to get some of your questions and get the answers directly from the team.
As always, if you would like to ask a question to be answered in the next thread, post it below and we will hope to get it answered.
I would like to say a big thank you to Ozric for compiling these questions too.
Is the digital art book (as promised to Mercenary Edition and earlier backers) still coming?
Yes, absolutely. The team is working on it at the moment, and we’ll have more information on that for you as soon as possible.
Do throttle setting and size and class of interdictor module have an influence on the potential outcome?
The size and class of the interdictor affect the range they work in, but all other things are equal, and the throttle plays no part.
Will ED support Nvidia VR SLI where each GPU renders each display and/or AMD Liquid VR for AMD users?
This hasn’t been decided yet.
Will there be a "first landed on" credit at some point?
This isn’t currently planned, but we have more coming for explorers on planet surfaces in Elite Dangerous: Horizons.
When will we see Private Groups enabled on Xbox One?
This is something that is currently being worked on, but don’t have a release date yet.
Will there be any more security, police or navy missions coming to Elite Dangerous?
Yes – we plan to revamp the military missions to make them feel more like a career, and you were actually working for them.
Does destroying Skimmers or other SRVs affect our combat rating?
Are there ships that are exclusive to Horizons (and future seasons)?
It’s likely that some ships will be season exclusive. The Cobra MK IV is an example of this already – it’s only available to those who purchased the original Elite Dangerous separately.
Is there any news on the possibility of multiple commanders on one account?
There are currently no plans to add this.
It appears that some NPC names are used more than others, how are NPC names determined?
They’re randomly selected from a list for the ship NPCs.
What happened to Bat Crazy Roy? I haven’t seen him since Beta
He’s hiding from you.
Back in February, Sandro mentioned some ideas/plans to introduce some kind of "hidden cargo" for smuggling purposes, has this idea been discarded or is it still on the list?
This idea is still on the wish list.
How far is the maximum expansion range for a minor faction and how does replacing another minor faction in a system work?
The maximum expansion range for a minor faction is about 15LY, and you don’t replace a minor faction you are adding a new minor faction to that system.
Will the Federal Fighter and the Imperial Fighter be added to the main game when "ship-launched fighters" is added during "Horizons"?
Are you able to tell in advance whether or not a surface outpost has a landing pad large enough to accommodate your ship?
All surface ports have large landing pads. The ones that cannot be docked at are found only on medium sized settlements.