Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter meets target

Frontier Developments’ Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous initially seemed like, well, a bit of a desperate cash grab – a bit of concept art and a promise and not much else – combined with a huge goal. Compare that to the excellent Chris Roberts campaign for Star Citizen. And that’s not even taking into consideration how long they’d supposedly been working on Elite IV, how much money the burnt on the now shelved project The Outsider and so on.

David Braben and his team obviously listened to the criticism and got their act together – their Kickstarter campaign flourished with all kinds of neat video interviews, gameplay screens and updates. The people responded – the project has met that lofty £1.25 million goal with a day to spare.

Elite: Dangerous is currently scheduled for release in March 2014.