Console Profile Transfers and 2022 Updates

Nope, Arf said people optioning for the transfer will be given a free horizons copy

That's unfortunate for me anyway... I also have the PC version but with the lifetime expansion pass so already have the content. I stayed away from the PC version for years though because I simply enjoyed playing the game more on Xbox so all my progress is there. Spent a little time building up my PC character but nothing compared to Xbox. Plus Odyssey at launch was unplayable so I never bothered returning to it. If the future is PC, all I'd really need is my Xbox progress, ships, etc added to my existing PC account and I'd be OK.

My only concern then is if another account got created for this transfer would that mean I couldn't play on my copy of the game with the lifetime exp pass? Or can you manage multiple characters/profiles? Like I said, been playing on Xbox so if it's possible now, not sure.
 
So, is the game going to stop on console or is it just the option to transfer to PC? I'm asking because I don't have a computer and would not be happy if I lose access to play.
 
So, is the game going to stop on console or is it just the option to transfer to PC? I'm asking because I don't have a computer and would not be happy if I lose access to play.
Features updates have allready stopped on console...
All of the updates have been Compliance with EDO changes updates to stop the game breaking on console when they change stuff on PC that could break the console game we have had updates to keep the game running ...
Thats why the updates on the main menu say EDO compliance builds on Horizons clients at the bottom of the screen on console...

No new features updates will come to console... All the features you have now are all you will get...
All the posh new shiny bling stuff will only come to PC owners and those who paid for EDO DLC on PC will get a lot more bling and shiny content...

Every thing you can do this very second on console is what you can do on console still...
 
Greetings Commanders,

We’d like to thank you all for your patience whilst we’ve been working on our communications and development plans for the remainder of the year.

Following the launch of Odyssey, our primary focus has been on performance, optimisation and bug fixing, along with adding more features. This focus has had a knock-on effect with regards to our plans for this year and beyond and delayed our communications.

We understand the concern and frustration this has caused and hope this post goes some way to alleviate those feelings. Below we discuss profile transfers for console players and give an overview of the updates coming before the end of 2022.

Console Profile Transfers

We can now confirm that players will be able to copy their profiles from console to PC in light of Odyssey’s cancellation on Xbox and PlayStation. This process will be time limited and optional. We will provide a date for this process once it is confirmed.

The original profile will remain playable on console and the new PC profile will be a copy. Only one profile may be copied over per copy of the game. Please also be aware that this will be a one-time only process.

Elements that will be copied
  • Ships, Holo-Me, weapons, SRVs and SLFs
    • Including Cobra Mk IV if owned
  • Core progression (this includes…)
    • Inventory
    • Reputation
    • Navy Ranks
    • Permits
    • Codex Discoveries
    • Engineering progress
    • Guardian Tech Broker progress
  • NPC Crew progress
  • Cosmetics*
*Cosmetic items applied through the Livery (ships and Fleet Carriers) and Holo-Me will remain applied.

Elements that won’t be copied
  • Commander name*
  • ARX Balance**
  • Squadron membership
  • Friends lists, Block lists and Private Groups
  • Current mission progress
  • NPC Crew names and appearances

*The process will require a new name to be chosen if the original name is not available on PC.

**ARX balances cannot be transferred. We recommend that anyone who submits their account for the transfer process purchases any desired cosmetics beforehand. Any unspent ARX post-transfer will remain available on the original console profile.

Fleet Carriers and their contents

Fleet Carrier ownership cannot be transferred from one Commander to another. To players that wish to own a Fleet Carrier post-transfer we would advise the following:
  1. Decommission your Fleet Carrier ahead of the transfer
  2. Wait for the decommissioning to complete (two weeks).
  3. Check that credits from the decommissioning have been returned.
  4. Complete the profile transfer process
  5. Re-purchase a Fleet Carrier on PC
Precise dates for the opening and close of this process will be announced closer to the time.

Roadmap

Here we present our top-level roadmap for the remainder of 2022. Our three focuses before the year ends are launching the next phase of the narrative, stability and optimisation. We’ll release three more updates to support these.

Within the narrative, human space balances on the precipice as tension mounts within the bubble. The Azimuth Saga will conclude in a grand finale event, the consequences of which will mark the beginning of the next stage of the Elite story in Update 14.

Meanwhile, updates 12 and 13 will largely focus on quality-of-life changes, stability and optimisation. Work has also begun on a major feature overhaul for 2023 that we’ll discuss later in the year.

Please note that the details and timings of each release are subject to change and that any adjustments will be shared ahead of time. Beyond this we are also discussing additional game content, and we’ll reveal it once confirmed.


May 2022 

Update 12
  • A new mission variant
  • Stability
  • Optimisation

August 2022

Update 13
  • Narrative content
  • Stability
  • Optimisation

November 2022

Update 14
  • Next major narrative phase
  • Stability

Early 2023 
  • Key feature overhaul

Development Updates and Streams

Following the launch of Odyssey in 2021, we started publishing monthly development posts to share our progress on subsequent updates. In light of the remaining updates for 2022 being confirmed above, these will not continue. However, we will still provide detailed patch notes, information, and other relevant details around updates and hotfixes as they are released between each development post.

Regular streams from the Community team have returned. Going forwards, these will be fortnightly on Thursdays at 16:00-18:00 BST. This additional time between streams will allow us to put on longer shows and take full advantage of the in-office studio. Frameshift Live has only just started and we have many exciting ideas to explore in the future! If you have not been watching, these streams now feature new and exclusive Twitch Drops that can be earned simply by watching.

We will also be launching our Partnership Programme later this year, offering content creators their own exclusive Twitch drops their communities can earn by watching them. More on this in the coming months!

We hope this post clarifies our continued support and plans for Elite. As always, we thank you for your feedback and support.

O7
when is the file copy going to happen and how can i do this please help
 
I agree with those who suggest to wait for official confirmation one way or another, but an earlier post looked like it suggested that Frontier could replace your current PC commander with your console one, which would include access to Odyssey if you've already bought it. But again, I suggest caution in treating that as a solid promise.

If you're suggesting that you want to merge your commander, I think Frontier have said a definite no to that, and if you think of the process, I think it's not too hard to see why. However, the details are still being worked on, and while I won't say don't hope for more, like a way to merge commanders, I think Frontier have come up with something that is delivering much more than what was expected already.
yeah i was not hoping for a merge, i know this definitely is not possible, but a replace would be exactly what I need personally, as i did not think about what i did and bought odyssey like a week ago
if there is no way to replace our commader, that would be the worst spent 35€ of my life, and that would be entirely my fault
 
Buenas tardes frontera... Deben saber que aúnque vayan a regalar una copia del juego a pc... Teniendo el juego en consola, nadie en su sano juicio se gastaría dinero en comprarse un pc solo para jugar a su juego en pc. Siento la decisión de no actualizar élite a consola... Porque yo seguiré jugando en mi xbox. Saludos comandante
 
ARF certainly said it was a new copy with the console profile, however Customer Support told someone it would be an overwrite.
It may be an if statement depending on whether we have a PC profile already.
My own pc account is only a few weeks old so not too much lost but others have been on far longer.
 
También puede coincidir que tengas ya un PC y quieras trasladar, en este caso duplicar, todo el progreso que tengas en la consola a un PC. En mi caso, si no me pasaba de Xbox al PC (sistemas perfectamente compatibles, por cierto), era por no perder todo el progreso. De esta forma, puedo aprovechar lo conseguido para poder seguir en Pc con las expansiones.
Hay muchas circunstancias, hay gente que le viene muy bien, por mi parte, plenamente satisfecho con Frontier.(y)

It may also happen that you already have a PC and want to transfer,, all the progress you have on the console to a PC. In my case, if I didn't switch from Xbox to PC because I lose all my progress. In this way, I can take advantage of what I have achieved to be able to continue on PC.
 
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So, is the game going to stop on console or is it just the option to transfer to PC? I'm asking because I don't have a computer and would not be happy if I lose access to play.
They've confirmed console is absolutely not going to stop, they stressed that in the last livestream. They are not shutting it down.

But here's a thought for you. You don't have a computer now, but that shouldn't stop you asking for the copy to pc when the option is opened up, because it WON'T affect your console version. It's a copy rather than a transfer, you get to play both pc and console from that point on.

The copy to pc is optional but only for a limited time, you lose nothing by doing it even if you don't have a pc to actually play it on. And if you then get a pc, your copy and account will be there.

If any of that makes sense.
 
ARF certainly said it was a new copy with the console profile, however Customer Support told someone it would be an overwrite.
It may be an if statement depending on whether we have a PC profile already.
My own pc account is only a few weeks old so not too much lost but others have been on far longer.
the most logical thing would be letting us choose if we want a new account or overwrite an already existing one (overwrite, not merge)
but we will know when they finally answer our questions, for now we can just wait
 
Han confirmado que la consola no se va a detener en absoluto, lo enfatizaron en la última transmisión en vivo. No lo están cerrando.

Pero aquí hay un pensamiento para ti. No tiene una computadora ahora, pero eso no debería impedirle pedir la copia a la PC cuando se abra la opción, ya que NO afectará la versión de su consola. Es una copia en lugar de una transferencia, puedes jugar tanto a pc como a consola a partir de ese momento. La copia a PC es opcional, pero solo por un tiempo limitado, no pierde nada al hacerlo, incluso si no tiene una PC para jugarlo. Y si luego obtiene una PC, su copia y cuenta estarán allí. Si algo de eso tiene sentido. Estoy de acuerdo contigo... COM
 
Estoy de acuerdo contigo... Pero es frustrante que habiendo comprado el juego fisico en consola decidan no seguir trabajando en su juego de consola, ves a largo plazo que la inversion realizada a sido una tomadura de pelo y que solo actualicen a pc es una forma directa de decir cuando ya lo tengas todo pasate a pc,
 
the most logical thing would be letting us choose if we want a new account or overwrite an already existing one (overwrite, not merge)
but we will know when they finally answer our questions, for now we can just wait
Indeed, not much else we can do. Except perhaps discuss past and future possible nevertense... 🧑‍💻
The only consequential thing I have to do is deciding which bobblehead I'm going to spend my console Arx on...🤷
 
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That's unfortunate for me anyway... I also have the PC version but with the lifetime expansion pass so already have the content. I stayed away from the PC version for years though because I simply enjoyed playing the game more on Xbox so all my progress is there. Spent a little time building up my PC character but nothing compared to Xbox. Plus Odyssey at launch was unplayable so I never bothered returning to it. If the future is PC, all I'd really need is my Xbox progress, ships, etc added to my existing PC account and I'd be OK.

My only concern then is if another account got created for this transfer would that mean I couldn't play on my copy of the game with the lifetime exp pass? Or can you manage multiple characters/profiles? Like I said, been playing on Xbox so if it's possible now, not sure.
You can run multiple accounts/characters on PC I know several players with more than one and some with six or more, so it will be quite possible for you to run both.
 
I have always questioned myself about the purpose of having multiple accounts on ED on the same platform (on different platforms ok, since you may want to play with different people). This means you'd have to grind engineers, ranks, reputations, credits, ships, multiple times.
 
My only concern then is if another account got created for this transfer would that mean I couldn't play on my copy of the game with the lifetime exp pass? Or can you manage multiple characters/profiles? Like I said, been playing on Xbox so if it's possible now, not sure.

Nope, multiple commander profiles (as it sort of happens on Consoles) are not possible on PC.
YOu can keep your LEP cmdr profile and have your XB commander transferred into a new account - but you'll have to buy Odyssey for it
No Idea if you could migrate your console profile into your LEP account, but if that happen your LEP commander will be replaced by the XB commander (no merge, pure replacement) - but you'll have to check with Support when the transfers will starting
 
Nope, multiple commander profiles (as it sort of happens on Consoles) are not possible on PC.
YOu can keep your LEP cmdr profile and have your XB commander transferred into a new account - but you'll have to buy Odyssey for it
No Idea if you could migrate your console profile into your LEP account, but if that happen your LEP commander will be replaced by the XB commander (no merge, pure replacement) - but you'll have to check with Support when the transfers will starting
I have two profiles running; my main and an alt. However, you have to buy two copies of the game for it and jump through some third party add-on app hoops to be able to use them both on the same computer. But to say it's not possible is inaccurate.
 
I have two profiles running; my main and an alt. However, you have to buy two copies of the game for it and jump through some third party add-on app hoops to be able to use them both on the same computer. But to say it's not possible is inaccurate.

By multiple profiles i meant for a single game purchase. On consoles this is possible. On PC it is not
Sure you can have multiple commanders running on PC, but each requires its own purchase of the base game and Odyssey (im running and sometimes dual logging both an Steam and an Epic Elite account, the XB account will be my 3rd PC account - if i decide to transfer it)

And this distinction is important since they said they will gift a Horizons account for each console purchased client - so if you have 2 commander profiles on your console using a single game purchase, only one will receive a free Horizons during transfer. IF you want to transfer the second profile from that console, you'd need to purchase Horizons for it.
 
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