400 BILLION STAR SYSTEMS
Elite: Dangerous is set in an epic, full–scale recreation of the real Milky Way galaxy's 400 Billion star systems, each with multiple planets of many different types, moons, and countless trillions of asteroids in fields and planetary rings.
It is the most advanced virtual representation of our galaxy ever achieved, and has been created in unprecedented detail using advanced simulation algorithms based on ‘hard’ science.
Every star, planet and moon in Elite: Dangerous have real chemical compositions and movement; spinning, orbiting each other in astronomical ballet. Every star in the night sky and every known exoplanet – all are scientifically accurate and yours to behold and explore in Elite: Dangerous.
It's Astronomical events take place across the galaxy every moment, from solar flares to black holes. Rare phenomena and atypical stars exist out there to be discovered and recorded by enterprising pilots. This galaxy is yours.
Go where you like, be what you like - pirate, bounty hunter, trader, assassin, or some mix of all of these.
- Trade: Buy low, cross dangerous space lanes, evade or destroy pirates en route, then sell high, if you make the journey!
- Fight: Take on the pirates or be one yourself.
- Progress: Get your pilot rating all the way from "Harmless" to "Elite".
- Explore: Head out to the far reaches of space and discover amazing sights.
- Multiplayer: And the best part - you can do all this online with your friends, or other "Elite" pilots like yourself, or even alone. The choice is yours...
BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL
Whether you want to trade for profit between systems, take part in multiplayer co-op mission alliances, free-for-all group battles and team raids to bring down planetary economies, even tip the balance of power in the galaxy (for your own advantage of course), or simply explore the wonders of the galaxy (and who knows what you’ll find out there...) is up to you.
Your second-to-second actions could have you taking the roles of trader, pirate, bounty hunter, leader, team player, opportunistic assassin, grand schemer, and more. You are at the center of the action any time, any place and any way you choose – each action has a consequence, and influences the galaxy around you.
Starting with a few credits and a basic starship, carve your own path through the richest, largest gaming sandbox ever created, set against a backdrop of raw anarchy, galactic powerplays and intrigue. Do whatever it takes to upgrade your ship’s hull, engines, weapons, defenses, cargo hold; even the ship itself, constantly improve your capabilities and influence on your journey towards the most coveted rank in the history of gaming - ‘Elite’.
Fight, trade, hunt your way across a giant galaxy of 100 billion star systems, starting with a basic starship and a few credits. You can make money from trading goods between the many star systems, by destroying pirate ships (and collecting bounty), or even by attacking traders and collecting their cargo (which in turn will get a bounty on your head!). There are missions too, and exploration. Most people will do some combination of these things. Upgrade your ship and specialize in one activity - have a trader with a huge cargo bay, or use the space for weapons and maneuverability.