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Elite Dangerous on PlayStation®4 FAQ

Updated: Sunday 21st May 2017

We’re making full use of the PS4™ and the unique features of PlayStation®4 Pro to deliver an experience unlike any other on the console, with features tailored to the DUALSHOCK®4, whether you’re down on the surface of a planet or cruising around a stellar system, connected with your friends or meeting strangers out in the black of space.

Here is a summary of the most frequently asked questions with our answers below:

When will Elite Dangerous be released on PS4™?
We will debut on the PlayStation®4 on 27 th June 2017.

Can I pre-order Elite Dangerous on PS4™?
Digital pre-order dates for the PS4 version will be available on the PS4 digital store start 10am 16th May 2017 (EU), pre-orders for US territories will be available from 30th May 2017.

What will be available to pre-order?
We will be enabling digital pre-orders for the Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition and Elite Dangerous. Digital pre-orders of Elite Dangerous or the Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe edition on PS4™ come with a pre-order incentive: a Gold Sidewinder bonus paint job.

Will you make a physical disc version?
Yes, this will be known as the Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition and will be the complete Elite Dangerous experience available as an alternative to the digital-only version on the PS4™.

What will the Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition on PS4™ come with?
The PS4™ version of Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition will be the complete experience. Including Elite Dangerous, the Elite Dangerous: Horizons Season Pass and 1,000 Frontier Points for use for purchasing game extras via the online store.” .

Where can I purchase a physical copy of Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition?
Details on retail outlets for the Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition will become available closer to launch.

How much will Elite Dangerous on PS4™ cost?
For digital pre-order, Elite Dangerous will start at [£19.99/€24.99/$29.99] and the Elite Dangerous: Commander Deluxe Edition will be [£39.99/€49.99/$59.99]. Further pricing will be available closer to launch.

Will Elite Dangerous for PS4™ work on PS4™Pro?
Yes, we plan on supporting the PS4™Pro with Elite Dangerous.

Will Elite Dangerous support PlayStation®VR?
Elite Dangerous is a flagship VR game on PC so of course, VR is important to us. It’s definitely something we’re looking into, but we have nothing to announce for launch.

Will Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons be available individually?
Yes, you will be able to purchase the base game and the expansions separately.

Will PlayStation®, PC and Xbox One players ever share the same physical space and compete against one another?
That’s a desirable feature and something we’d love to do, but we have nothing to announce right now.

Will this require PlayStation®Plus membership to play?
Solo Play will not require PlayStation®Plus. Anything that requires direct multi-player interaction, such as Open Play, CQC, Private Groups will require PlayStation®Plus.

Will remote play be available for PlayStation®Vita?
Yes, we plan on supporting remote play via PlayStation®Vita with more details on this closer to release.

Can I transfer my CMDR save to the PS4™ from my PC, Mac or Xbox?
We understand this is a desired request but we have nothing to announce at this time.

Can I share my commander between platforms?
This will not be possible. Similar to our Xbox One release, we are unable to support access to a single CMDR save across multiple platforms.

Can I move my game license over to the PS4™?
This will not be possible. PlayStation®4 will be a new purchase on a new platform.

Will I be able to use my PC peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard, controller, etc)?
Players will be able to use a USB keyboard for text input. We have no other information regarding direct controller input.

As a Kickstarter backer, do I get anything from the PS4™ release?
A PlayStation®4 version was not part of the Kickstarter for Elite Dangerous and will not be included as part of any historical pledge.

Will full 4K be supported for Elite Dangerous on the PS4™Pro?
Elite Dangerous will feature enhanced performance on PS4™Pro. We’ll have more to information about this closer to release.

How will store currency work on the PS4™?
Players will be able to purchase Frontier Points from the PlayStation®Store. These points can then be used to purchase Ship items, such as Paint Jobs, Ship Kits and Bobbleheads from the Frontier Store via an in-game link.

Can I buy/transfer my paint jobs, laser colours etc to the PS4™?
This will not be possible. All cosmetic items intended for use on PS4™ must be purchased on PS4™.

Will there be a discount for buying on PS4™ if I own another copy?
There is no discount promotion planned at this time.

Will there be Joystick support for PS4™?
So far we have confirmed that Thrustmaster will be supported for Elite Dangerous on PS4™. Please keep an eye on our social media channels and forums for further information after release.

Will the DUALSHOCK®4 touch pad button be utilised at all?
Elite Dangerous supports the DUALSHOCK®4 controller in the following ways:

  • Touch Navigation. Explore Elite Dangerous’ map of the Milky Way with a swipe using touch pad that make navigation fast and easy.
  • Extra Control. Customize four additional touch pad button ‘hotkeys’ to suit your own play style.
  • Fast Headlook. Quickly track your enemies in the heat of combat with optional motion-based headlook controls powered by the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller.

How will the CMDR name system work on PS4™?
A player's PlayStation™Network Online ID (PSN Online ID) will be used as their Commander Name.

Will the same language options be available on PS4™?
Yes. There are options for English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.



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