That's a very rose-tinted recollection of the early days. It was during this period that all the half-baked placeholder mechanics were introduced.Michael Brooks jumped ship and went to work with dinosaurs. I do miss the days when he was an active part of the Elite lore and development. Since he left, to me anyways, it appears Elite Dangerous has slowly but steadily becoming more and more dumbed down and gearing more towards consoles, leaving the PC Master race behind.
Not likely to happen. He only pops up when there is something to sell/pitch so I don't actually think his commitment to ED is that great.As for David Braben, it would be nice to hear something from him in regards to the future of Elite: Dangerous, instead of Froniter as a whole.
We have no information about it, have seen no concept art, or whatever so I am pretty pessimistic about it.I can only hope the New Era when released next winter, will make up for all this.