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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey - Release date, system requirements, gameplay and features

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Elite Dangerous: Odyssey - Release date, system requirements, gameplay and features

After alpha testing, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is all set for its global launch. An expansion for Elite Dangerous, a space flight simulation game developed and published by Frontier Developments. The game is available to pre-order, and for doing it, players will get an exclusive Pioneer suit skin for free.

Here are the complete details of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, including its release date, features, system requirements and more.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Release Date and Time

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will release on 19th May for PC, and players will be available to download from Steam, Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store. However, the console version of the game is still under development and is scheduled to release during Autumn 2021. 


Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC system requirements

Elite Dangerous Odyssey game playElite Dangerous: Odyssey. (Picture: Frontier Developments)

In order to run the game smoothly, your system needs to meet the system requirements listed below:

Recommended Specs (High Settings at 1080p)

  • Intel Core i5-8600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (above 4 GHz recommended)
  • 12GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 5500
  • 60GB available space

Minimum Specs (Low Settings at 720p)

  • Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX-4350
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • 60GB available space

Gameplay and features

Elite Dangerous Odyssey release dateElite Dangerous: Odyssey Gameplay and Features (Picture: Frontier Developments)

In Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, players will be able to set foot on the existing airless planets for the very first time, along with the ones with a tenuous atmosphere. In addition to this, they will be able to walk around specific interiors of ports, settlements and stations, as well as Thargoid bases and the Guardian ruins. Here are a few features that will be available in the game:

Planets and Atmospheres

The game will feature new rock formations on the planetary surfaces to make the navigation more interesting, and in addition to this, players will not have to travel back to the bubble in order to claim the planets and moons. Also, a lot of new varieties of flora and vegetation will be found on the planetary surfaces, and their locations will be shown from space.

Space Suits and Equipment

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will include different types of upgradeable and customisable suits, including Manticore Dominator, Supratec Artemis, Remlock Maverick and Flight Suit. The suits will be equipped with HUD that will display Character Information, Weapon Reticule, Ammunition and more. Not only this, players will be able to grab various equipment like the Arc Cutter, Energy Link Tool, Profile Analyser and more to help them in the game. 


The players will be able to pick four types of weapons in the game, including Kinetic, Plasma, Laser and Explosive weapons. Each type of weapon will have a different manufacturer, and players will be able to take these with them on missions.


Missions in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will be based on the locations, current state of background simulation and more. The game will feature various types of missions, including Assassination, Scavenging Mission, Power Core and more.

Cross-platform Support

Unfortunately, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will not support crossplay, and the Game Designer Luke Betterton has said that currently, they don’t have any plans to bring this feature to the game.

All of the features in the game will take the gameplay experience of the players to next level and here’s a look at the gameplay trailer of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey to give you more idea about the upcoming title: