News A big thanks to you all!

I wish you all the best on your new project,

I don't think it will be a sc-fi or space game that would be the dead of Elite Dangerous
 
So the Alliance hater is finally moving on? Huzzah!

Seriously, best of luck MB and thanks for the detailed engagements (and cryptic clues) on the BGS development throughout the years.
 
Thanks Michael for your enthusiasm and your efforts in the past. Wish you all the best and a lucky hand for new project.
See ya out there...
Commander Deamawa 1
 
Thanks for all that you've done Michael (and will continue to do) and I hope the new Thomas the Tank Engine Game will be a success :)
See you amongst the stars
Cmdr Burgum
 
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...

Michael
Hasta La Vista!
Have lots of fun! :)

Happy Trails! [yesnod]
 
Thanks Michael for helping bring a dream to life through your involvement in the Kickstarter and beyond. Best wishes for your new project.
 
All the best wishes, Michael, and thanks for all that you've done for the game. It's been a treat hearing your insights on lore from time to time and I do hope you're able to stick around here and drop in once in a while to help provide further insight and context for the various game elements of Elite.

Cheers, and best regards, Commander. o7
 
It's not a Thomas the Tank Engine game, although I would be up for that :)

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Michael
Shame. I could definitely go for a Planet Rail! Hopefully that can be in the works too sometime. :)

Yes, I'm one of those sorts... :eek:

[video=youtube_share;hHkKJfcBXcw]https://youtu.be/hHkKJfcBXcw[/video]
 
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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...

Michael
o7 and good luck with your new secret community goal :)

I hope its a big project like Elite, you have done us all proud :)

The Premier event still sticks in my mind.
 
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Like the young 'uns say around these parts (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

"ya not goin' anywhere yoof, until you tell us the secret"
 
Thank you for the hard work and time you and your team has put into this fantastic game. All the best on the new project as well, which I do know is from a well known film franchise from the reports I have read. Well that is my guess :D

Your replacement has some shoes to fill, I hope they are up to the task. ;)

Thargoids can eat my shorts. [alien]
 
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