What simply occurred? Weeks after canceling future improvement on the console variations of Elite Harmful, Frontier Developments has revealed how console gamers can transfer most of their progress to PC. The corporate additionally laid out a few of its plans for the sandbox area simulator.
This week, Frontier confirmed that those that personal Elite Harmful for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One may obtain a free PC copy. It hasn’t revealed how or when this can occur apart from will probably be a limited-time supply.
Final week, the developer defined which gadgets gamers can switch to PC. Gamers will retain all their ships, land automobiles, avatars, inventories, status, ranks, permits, codex discoveries, engineering progress, guardian tech dealer progress, crew progress, and cosmetics. Sadly, their squad memberships, pals lists, and mission progress will reset. Gamers additionally must rename their characters after the switch.
Notably, fleet carriers will not survive the switch. Frontier means that gamers decommission the transports earlier than the switch after which use their refunds to re-buy them on PC. This methodology can take two weeks and includes transferring billions of in-game credit per participant. The sport’s premium forex, referred to as ARX, can also’t transfer from console to PC.
Frontier canceled future console updates for Elite Harmful in March after spending months attempting to enhance the efficiency of its newest growth — Odyssey — which solely launched on PC. Many gamers will doubtless reap the benefits of Frontier’s free console-to-PC switch supply, however many others most likely do not have rigs able to operating Elite. With out Odyssey, Elite’s system necessities are extremely gentle by at present’s requirements, however the recreation has been Home windows-only for years.
Frontier additionally not too long ago revealed a roadmap with three extra updates deliberate for this yr. The developer guarantees to maintain optimizing Odyssey whereas growing Elite Harmful’s storyline. A “key function overhaul” is coming in early 2023, however the devs did not have a lot to say about it.