Elite Dangerous: Horizons Xbox One Release Date Announced

Plus, "The Engineers" expansion comes to PC on May 26.


Frontier Developments has made some big announcements about Elite: Dangerous: Horizons. First, the studio confirmed today that the expansion to the space adventure game will launch for Xbox One on June 3.

The base game launched on Xbox One in April.

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The Xbox One edition of Horizons will include the base game and two expansions: Planetary Landings and The Engineers. These add-ons include things like additional missions, new crafting possibilities, and a new vehicle in the form of the Surface Recon Vehicle.

Frontier also confirmed today that The Engineers expansion comes to PC on May 26. Launching alongside that will be Elite Dangerous' "biggest ever" free update for all players on all platforms.

Here is what it includes:

"A new mission system, collectable loot, and hundreds of gameplay additions and tweaks. Xbox One players will further benefit from the addition of Private Group play and fully customizable controls."

Going forward, Frontier mentioned that PC and Xbox One players can expect further expansions, while updates to the game will arrive simultaneously across both platforms. Here is a breakdown of what's to come:

  • Multicrew, allowing teams of players to assume roles aboard the same ship.
  • Commander Creation, giving a unique appearance to players' in-game avatars.
  • Ship-Launched Fighters, allowing larger spacecraft to carry their own short-range fighter craft for attack and defense.

Lastly, Frontier announced that, beginning today, Horizons is available as an upgrade to Elite Dangerous for the lower price of $30. You can also get the game on PC in the Commander Deluxe edition for $60.

On Xbox One, Horizons will launch on June 3 as an upgrade to Elite Dangerous for $30, while the Commander Deluxe edition will also be offered on console for the same price.

Elite Dangerous was one of the first titles in the Xbox One's Early Access-style Game Preview program. The game is also coming to PlayStation 4, but a release date has not been announced.

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