Im sure some of u r very interested to hear that the next Elite game is currently in development... 17 years after the last release!
After XCom recently got a makeover it look slike more classic games are being re-made, re-worked or re-invented. The thing with this game is its going to be multiplayer and theyre rather tight-lipped on exactly what form this will take. David Braben has simply made the point that with current technology they can finally make the game which gives the Elite universe its maximum potential.
Its being funded through Kickstarter so anyones welcome to pledge funding
To anyone who doesnt understand Kickstarter, its a way of raising enough cash for any project u want to post up. The reason that alot of videogames are using this method of raising the budget for games is to avoid being tied into a publisher. As we all know Publishers end up owning pretty much all of the game rights which then can take a gaming franchise down a road that the game devs and programmers dont want it to go. Just think of Activision as the most famous publishers taking control of World of Warcraft for example. True game programmers these days r trying very hard to produce games without getting tied into publishers.
Lets hope this game gets made cos i for one look forward to a limitless universe with real atmosphere