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16 May 2017
Frontier Developments plc
Elite Dangerous PlayStation 4 launch announced for 27 June 2017
Simultaneous digital and physical release
Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV; "Frontier" or the "Company"), a leading independent creator of video games, is pleased to announce that Elite Dangerous will make its debut on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on 27 June 2017.
Digital pre-orders are available from today in Europe and will be available later this month in the United States.
In addition to a worldwide digital launch there will be simultaneous availability in leading physical retail stores in major territories of the Elite Dangerous Legendary Edition boxed disc for both PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.
David Walsh, Chief Operations Officer of Frontier Developments, said:
"We are delighted to be bringing our acclaimed multiplayer space epic to the PlayStation 4 - new players on the platform are joining at an exciting time in the Elite Dangerous galaxy after the recent first alien encounters in-game.
PlayStation 4 represents a substantial additional audience for Elite Dangerous. Console players are rapidly embracing direct digital online distribution, but currently physical discs still make up a significant proportion of total videogame console software sales. We have therefore partnered with physical retail specialist 'Sold Out' on a disc edition for both PlayStation4 and Xbox One, which will be available simultaneously with the PlayStation4 digital release."
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About Frontier Developments plc
Frontier Developments plc, listed on the AIM stock market (AIM: FDEV), is a leading independent creator of self-published videogame franchises founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal 'Elite' game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary 'COBRA' game development technology to create innovative games, currently focusing on videogame consoles and personal computers.
About Elite Dangerous
Elite Dangerous - available for Windows PC, Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Xbox One and coming to Sony Playstation 4 in June 2017 - is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic, bringing gaming's original open world adventure to the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.
About Planet Coaster
Planet Coaster - available for Windows PC - builds on Frontier's genre-defining expertise with coaster park games such as RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and Thrillville. It further raises the bar for this popular genre, allowing players to let their imaginations run wild as they surprise, delight and thrill incredible crowds, and share their success with the world via the Steam Workshop community.
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