Elite Dangerous is my favorite game to demonstrate the awesomeness of VR. Frontier Developments is releasing the first of many expansion packs.
The first expansion called Elite Dangerous: Horizons will launch to beta backers on the 25th of November. This will allow players to not just admire the planets from afar. But actually land on the planets themselves.
New features added to Horizons include:
Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches with the eagerly-awaited planetary landings on countless 1:1 scale worlds.
Map uncharted worlds, dogfight in canyons, discover items and events you’ll only find on world surfaces.
DRIVING ON PLANETS
Embark on surface expeditions in all-terrain Surface Roving Vehicles (SRVs).
LOW LEVEL FLIGHT
Feel the subtle changes to the flight model when affected by gravity.
Attack and defend bases from ground or above.
PLAY WITH FRIENDS
Both above and on the ground in Wings, and participate in Powerplay and story events in unique ways. All expanding the depth of the galaxy.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches this Holiday. The first expansion, Planetary Landings introduces players to planet surfaces and the first all-new Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV) the ‘Scarab’. Scanning airless planets and moons brings new gameplay as players detect signals, crashed ships, mineral deposits, outposts and fortresses. Alone or with friends players will explore, mine and engage hostile forces as they attempt to infiltrate strongholds guarding valuable rewards. Players will explore new worlds, coasting over mountaintops, diving into canyons, landing on the surface and rolling out onto the surface in your SRV, all without loading times or breaks in gameplay.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons Coming to BETA on November 24th