Frontier Developments announced today that its space sim, Elite Dangerous, is receiving space legs and planets, among other features, in a brand new expansion named Odyssey.
The game currently lets players land on procedurally generated planets without atmospheres to drive around in, but in the upcoming expansion, planets will be fully realized thanks to new technologies being utilized by the developer.
First-person on-foot gameplay will let players explore these planets to complete missions that have them dealing with diplomacy and commerce, as well as combat that involves stealth and more aggressive encounters.
"Odyssey is our most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to date," said David Braben, Frontier founder and CEO.
The Elite Dangerous: Odyssey expansion is currently slated to release in early 2021 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.