Powerplay is an ongoing battle for interstellar conquest and control in the galaxy.Due to the way interstellar hyperspace travel works, the game will ensure that you will get grouped with other ships near the star with the largest mass during hyperspace exit.Instead you will always be directly in control of your avatar so your own skill will determine the outcome of your interactions.That said there are extensive ratings and reputation systems that affect how NPC's and players perceive you, even going so far as taking ship appearance (age/damage) into consideration.There is also an extensive customization option for the ships.You can change your character's appearance at any time with the [Holo-Me].The origin of the series is Elite, the genre defining open world sandbox, space adventure, trading and combat simulator first released in 1984.
Struggles between minor factions are commonplace throughout the galaxy and are led by the actions of player commanders both inadvertently and intentionally through the mission system and other activities.Elite Dangerous is a massively multiplayer space epic and fourth simulation game in the legendary Elite series.It includes mass-multiplayer with a shared narrative and a 1:1 scale Milky Way galaxy as an integral part, while still allowing online single player.More detailed information on a lot of the planned features can be found in the Design Discussion Archive (2014).Yes according to an interview with a graphics programmer dated August-29-2013. Elite Dangerous adopted a physically-based rendering (PBR) model right from the start - we want it to look as good as possible under a variety of lighting conditions (and space certainly gives you that! We expect the visual quality of Elite Dangerous will continue to improve as we progress through development.Players won't be able to just take off and disappear into uncharted areas of the galaxy without a huge amount of preparation and logistical equipment, and even when they do start doing that, a big reason for exploring is to find rich systems with lots of resources, so you can make more money by trading or selling information about the location of the resources, which leads them back to the core systems yet again.And if new interesting places with rich resources are found, then one of the major factions may claim the system leading to it becoming part of the core and space stations being built in those systems. Having such a large quantity of star systems permits the game to have many major discoveries and many more minor ones, enough for hundreds of thousands of players to experience the opportunity of unique finds without the feeling of tripping over the Ark of the Covenant every two minutes.You will also be able to find other ships that are super-cruising within a star system from a long distance away visually and with long range sensors.There will also be ways to follow each other's hyperspace trail. Multicrew adds the ability to join a seat of another commander's ship or let others join your ship, which can be done by being in a Wing.It inspired the creation of many space games, new game genres and the creation of the "Grand Theft Auto (GTA)" series.Elite Dangerous is set in the same fictional universe called the Elite Universe.