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Elite 4

Postby Jiim » Fri Jan 19, 2001 11:25 am

Thought people might like to know that there is development on Elite 4, and this is from David Braben himself.<br>
But I think from what I can figure out that he is very keen to make this a much better game than the last two, from what I understand of the situation the last two were pushed in to publication early by the publishers and the game consequently wasn't 'finished' (if a game ever is finished). I believe at the moment it has a release date of next year sometime, incidentally you might have seen a game called Infestation which was released by his company in the recent past half-year, was very good by most accounts.<br>
Have fun!<br>
Dewi Williams.<br>
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Elite 4

Postby LordKalten » Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:16 am

I take it that Elite 4 was never made in the end. It's already half way through 2003.<br>
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Re:Elite IV

Postby melchett » Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:54 pm

Not sure if you folks have noticed this yet but there's some vague acknowledgement that Frontier are in fact still developing Elite IV - it's a shame they didn't manage to get something out this year as it's 10 years since Elite was released on the BBC micro. <br>
More news here:<br>
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There's still another six months of the year left so maybe they'll surprise us? I think I'd personally prefer to wait for a worthy bug free sequel than another rushed-out-doesn't-quite-make-the-grade successor. Problem is, I guess, is that we all have such HIGH expectations on what should be in it. How do you write such a revolutionary game these days? Be interested to hear on "BBC people's" views on what should be included in Elite IV (considering some of the annoyances of the previous versions). As a starter for ten how about:<br>
1) Please, please, please don't use REAL physics<br>
2) Multi-player <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>

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Postby AJW » Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:11 pm

I agree with those 2 ideas but what I think it should do is aim to achieve the potential that the original artwork suggested - the realism and depth that the original couldn't do. <p></p><i></i>