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 Post subject: Elite: Dangerous
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:23 am 
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Here's the trailer from E3 2014. Elite's a little less pretty than Star Citizen, but it's got the advantage of having full procedural generation for systems down to meteoroids implemented from launch, with planetary implementation -- ie, you can fly into atmosphere and fly through changing and interdependent weather formations at hypersonic speed -- coming later. The galaxy does indeed contain 400 billion systems, with all of them having a mathematical effect on on another via gravity, etc. Only when a system's found, though, will it generate the star, stars, planets, etc. determined by the known or extrapolated data put into the engine.

EDIT: Supercruise and Frame Shift are also awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite: Dangerous
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:09 am 
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I remain vaguely apprehensive that this game could someday achieve sentience and/or self-awareness, and then try to supplant our reality with its own or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite: Dangerous
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Its own, better, reality. :yuri:

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 Post subject: Re: Elite: Dangerous
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CWS wrote:
I remain vaguely apprehensive that this game could someday achieve sentience and/or self-awareness, and then try to supplant our reality with its own or something.
I should mention that Frontier: Elite II also generated all the systems and planets in its galaxy algorithmically, and that game was released over two decades ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite: Dangerous
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Elite: Dangerous is made by the same studio :D

Procedural tech's been around a while, sure, but E:D is the coolest implementation I've seen of it, anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite: Dangerous
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So Elite just moved from Premium Beta into Beta... holy fucking shit.



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