News A big thanks to you all!

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Michael, thank you for bringing my hopes, dreams, and imaginings into a reality far more fully realised than I could ever have wished for.
I waited 30 years for this. And it's here.
Thank you.
"Our third franchise, which is based on an enduring Hollywood movie IP of global renown, is scheduled for release in calendar 2018, and we will provide more details about this exciting project later this year."

All the best,again, MB :)

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Hi everyone,

I’ve worked at Frontier now for over 14 years, and in that time I’ve had the pleasure on working on a diverse range of projects. In fact of all the games we’ve released in that time there’s only three I’ve not worked on in some capacity! The most significant of which was Elite Dangerous. Since becoming involved in the Kickstarter, and the subsequent development it’s been a major factor not only in my professional life, but in my social one as well. As with any multi-project company people occasionally move between games, and it’s with great pleasure (and some sadness) that I can let you know that I’m moving onto the secret project we announced a few months ago. It’s a fantastic opportunity, and another game I’m proud to be involved with. While I will miss not being so closely involved in Elite, I’ll still be playing the game regularly and participating in the community where I can – I’m currently making my way to Colonia in my Imperial Courier :)

I should emphasise that this doesn’t affect Elite’s future. Development will continue with its large and active development team. The production team remains exactly the same with a new addition to the production team and they’re all a more than capable crew, and of course David remains a key decision maker for the game. I’m looking forward to 2.4’s release – there’s some very cool stuff in there! And that is nothing compared to what lies further in the future.

I’d also like to thank the community for your involvement. Since the game was first announced it’s been a pleasure to join you in a shared enthusiasm. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person, and it’s always a great feeling to appreciate the passion that you have for the game. I think the first Lavecon will always stand out as a key moment, but there have been many others since the game’s release, and it’s always great to see some of the things like epic rescues and community events that take place in our galaxy. I will be attending Lavecon again this year as a fan of Elite and to meet with old friends and the fantastic community. Naturally I’ll keep an eye on the forums and pop in from time to time!

So thanks to you all, and I may see you in the black...


Best of luck,
if anything else this new projct can't fail- with you at the helm!

Right on, Commander!


Good Luck Michael, we love you.


Tell your friends devs to remove the rng and the grind before close the door.
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It's not a Thomas the Tank Engine game, although I would be up for that :)

Thanks for the kind words everyone!


Ok, so it's not Thomas the Tank Engine. That's one film down, several thousand to do..

Is it... the long awaited sequel: "Withnail and II: We've gone to space by mistake"? The game adaptation of that movie should be something else!
Missed this thread earlier. I thought you'd been quiet for some time on the Elite front - good luck with the new project (please let it be based on a resurrected Outsider concept, please let it be based on a resurrected Outsider concept. Please let... :D )
Michael my long time mate, good for you and you will be missed. Let us all know if you need help with your new project. I send you my best regards as always my friend,
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