Elite: Dangerous: Horizons

It’s finally happening! Planetary landings!

David Braben notes that for the expansion, landings will be limited to rocky planets (leaving Earth-likes, water worlds, and gas giants off the table for now) but the transition will be seamless. I’m excited to see how this will be done, considering that you can only get so close to a planet in Supercruise before being pulled out by a proximity alert. And after that, it takes hours to get to where an invisible wall prevents you from reaching the planet surface.

Whatever happens, I am thoroughly excited. Seamless transition from space to planet surface is my golden goose for space sims and given the realism and majesty of Elite: Dangerous, I can’t wait to explore and take lots of pictures.

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