ANNOUNCEMENT Odyssey Update 2021

If they were successfully dealing with griefing and botting they would be able to tell is how successful. The only reason I can think of for not telling us is that they actually haven't and or can't deal with the problems.
They are able to tell us how successful their efforts against botting are, but elect to not provide that information (sensibly) to us - but have made a statement here:
To provide us with their stance.

As for griefing... That is written into the game description, and is easily avoided - why remove one playstyle when being 'content' for it is a concious decision?
(Although I'm 100% behind having both PvE & PvP 'open' choices) - I'd enjoy meeting up with some 'names' on this forum for even more co-op fun - I play with only a few currently.
 
They are able to tell us how successful their efforts against botting are, but elect to not provide that information (sensibly) to us - but have made a statement here:
To provide us with their stance.

As for griefing... That is written into the game description, and is easily avoided - why remove one playstyle when being 'content' for it is a concious decision?
(Although I'm 100% behind having both PvE & PvP 'open' choices) - I'd enjoy meeting up with some 'names' on this forum for even more co-op fun - I play with only a few currently.

I'm strongly against murder but I don't go out walking the streets arresting suspected murderers. Being against something and actually doing something are very different. Again it is frontier saying something but actually saying absolutely nothing at all. Honestly there are politicians who should take notes.on how to avoid saying anything at all from FDev.
 
I'm strongly against murder but I don't go out walking the streets arresting suspected murderers. Being against something and actually doing something are very different. Again it is frontier saying something but actually saying absolutely nothing at all. Honestly there are politicians who should take notes.on how to avoid saying anything at all from FDev.
That statement and previous ones confirm they do act, and ban. So you just choose not to believe them.
 
Surely I can't be the only one that has noticed.....

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the martian.jpg


.... the similarities.
Or was this one of the things we were never supposed to mention?
 
The similarities being ... they have orange flashes, and are space suits? Or do we all have mandatory Matt Damon (MATT DAMON!) avatars in Odyssey?
Don't get me wrong, I like the Odyssey space suits, I'm not complaining! It's just not all that hard to see where the concept art inspiration came from.
 
I'm strongly against murder but I don't go out walking the streets arresting suspected murderers. Being against something and actually doing something are very different. Again it is frontier saying something but actually saying absolutely nothing at all. Honestly there are politicians who should take notes.on how to avoid saying anything at all from FDev.
Which bit of:
"Our investigation teams constantly monitor and will ban any players found to be cheating in game - the use of bots is no exception. We take care to ensure that the tools and methods used to detect the use of bots remain discreet in order to prevent malicious users finding ways to avoid them. "

Says they are doing nothing at all? Did you take the time to read the statement, or just assume it was the same old, same old and not bother? The quote above is quite definitive, I'd have thought, it doesn't sound particularly a placatory statement.
 
Hmm.

Do you imagine the build(s) they've been playing recently just don't have respawning?
Or is it more likely they haven't decided exactly where respawning happens and needed playtesting to help decide which of a number of options works better?

Which do you think is more likely?

It’s probably a commander wipe upon death and you have to create a new commander to continue playing. I could see the salt levels hitting critical mass 😂
 
Greetings Commanders,


We wanted to share an update with you regarding the ongoing development of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey.

2020 was a difficult year for many, but in spite of those challenges we are pleased with our progress towards what is a truly ambitious new era for the game. We’ve been delighted with the excitement and positive response to our development diaries, interviews, streams and trailers and want to thank all of you for your continued support.

The ongoing impact of the pandemic however, including the renewed lockdowns in 2021, continues to put added pressure on our teams and ultimately our development timeline. We have therefore had to make the difficult decision to make some adjustments and changes to our existing development roadmap.

Our PC plans have only been affected by a small amount, however our plans for the console release will unfortunately see a larger development shift. Please do know that these difficult decisions have been made with a focus on making Odyssey as incredible as it can possibly be for all our Commanders regardless of their platform, while also respecting realistic project deadlines for our teams during this difficult global situation.

We would like to sincerely apologise to all of our community. We know you have been waiting patiently and how disappointing and frustrating this must be. With that in mind, we would like to share with you our latest roadmap so that you are fully aware of our plans.


Alpha – early spring 2021
We are continuing with plans to bring Alpha access to our PC players and get boots on the ground. This will now be a little later than originally planned, in early spring.

Much like our original Elite Dangerous release, we will be taking a phased approach to our Alpha, bringing new features and systems online throughout the period. This will allow us to focus and best consider our community feedback while also providing vital user testing on key areas of the game. We will be sharing further information including details of feature drops and Alpha plans as we get closer to release.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Deluxe Alpha and Lifetime Expansion Pass holders will get access to this release.


PC release – late spring 2021
Following the completion of our Alpha phase we are targeting a full launch on PC in late spring.

As with every era in Elite Dangerous’ history, we will be closely engaging with our community and continuing to react to feedback refining Odyssey through to the console launch.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey pre orders will be able to access the game with this release.


Console release – autumn 2021

After continued feedback, iterations and balancing, we are targeting our release on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in the autumn of this year.


We understand that for many, this additional delay will be frustrating. Once again, we would like to apologise wholeheartedly to our community, especially our console Commanders. However, as mentioned previously, we feel it is vital to ensure that the content being released on consoles meets the highest standards and this will require this additional extension to our roadmap.

Throughout this time we will continue to bring more news, videos and content of the development in progress. We would like to thank you all for the ongoing support and we are very excited to bring in this new era to the game with you. Your feedback, support and involvement is a vital part of this process and we are looking forward to a shared Alpha experience, which will be touching down very soon.

o7 Commanders
Cmdr x8785 here
 

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