Elite Dangerous: Horizons – Inside the SRV

Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Inside the SRV

Elite Dangerous: Horizons – Inside the SRV


In Elite Dangerous’ Horizons expansion planetary exploration will be added to the game, allowing gamers to traverse planets with the help of a SRV, or Surface Recon Vehicle.

Below is over an hours worth of gameplay with developer commentary, so expect a very detailed explanation of how the games new planetside mechanics will function, as well as get an insight into the game’s development.  


     The world’s first live demo gameplay of the SRV in action, with two of the people behind the development team of Elite Dangerous: Horizons 


(skip to 7 minutes in to get straight to the action)



When you go planetside you will be able to find crashed ships, mineral deposits, and even hostile outposts and fortresses. 

If you need to catch up on what exactly Elite’s Horizon’s expansion is please read the quote below for the game’s official website. 


Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches this Holiday. The first expansion, Planetary Landings introduces players to planet surfaces and the first all-new Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV) the ‘Scarab’. Scanning airless planets and moons brings new gameplay as players detect signals, crashed ships, mineral deposits, outposts and fortresses. Alone or with friends players will explore, mine and engage hostile forces as they attempt to infiltrate strongholds guarding valuable rewards. Players will explore new worlds, coasting over mountaintops, diving into canyons, landing on the surface and rolling out onto the surface in your SRV, all without loading times or breaks in gameplay.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons will continue to introduce new features and gameplay as the season continues into 2016, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons includes all Elite Dangerous content to date, and all players will continue to fly together in the same galaxy. Existing Elite Dangerous players receive a £10 loyalty discount off the price of Elite Dangerous: Horizons, retaining their progress and unlocking the exclusive ‘Cobra Mk IV’ in-game spacecraft.

Order now and be among the first to land, Holiday 2015.


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