The decision to start a kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous proved to be an incredibly wise story: the fund raising for the project has been a smashing success, with around 25.000 backers who have donated more than 1.578.000 £ total for the project. The Kickstarter is now finished as noted by a post by series creator David Braben and he’s really happy about all the positivity surrounding the game: the kickstarter’s goal was reached around 52 hours before its end and just as promised, the game will receive a Mac version some time after the release of the Pc version.
Elite: Dangerous has been in the works for quite some time: David Braben had quite a struggle to make his game a reality but couldn’t find a publisher willing to publish such a game. And it’s definitely understandable given how unique the game is: a space simulation, now turned into a Massive Online Game, where players have the freedom to be whoever they want in the game’s universe, a trader, a slave trader, a mercenary and even a revolutionary. The game’s universe will change with players actions, something that Davide Braben alsways wanted to do in the series but couldn’t due to the technological limitations: the first Elite game was released back in 80s and Frontier: Elite 2 in the 90s. Despite the technology level at the time, the two games were really innovative, pushing the boundaries of the video gaming medium.
With the project now getting released for sure, we can only wish the best for David Braben and his team, hoping that we will be able to play Elite: Dangerous soon!