Today the Alpha backers of Elite Dangerous will be able to play the first phase of the Alpha process. Phase one – ‘Single Player Combat’ will be the first hands-on experience for gamers of Elite: Dangerous.

Backers who pledged for access to the Alpha release will experience different Alpha phases over the coming months, providing early access to Elite: Dangerous while it is being developed and the opportunity to give invaluable, focused feedback to Frontier and help further shape the game.

The aim of Phase One – ‘Single Player Combat’ is to test key aspects of ship control and combat systems. Piloting a Sidewinder with varying weapon configurations, players progress through 8 single player scenarios — initially designed to familiarize players with the controls, gradually increasing in difficulty and complexity.

Elite: Dangerous is the latest installment of the Elite gaming franchise and has garnered huge support from over 40,000 fans of Elite who have supported development of the game so far with both funding and feedback. So far they have raised an impressive $2.1 million!

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