The Horizons DLC expansion would have cost you a further $30 on top of the $30 base game. But as of today, the expansion has been made freely available to all players.
Elite Dangerous blew minds when it first released in 2014. Piloting their very own star-ship, players were set loose to explore a realistic 1:1 scale open-world replication of the Milky Way. For many, it was the most expansive space-dogfight simulator they had ever seen.
But the game is far more than a spaceflight simulator. It is also a massive multiplayer experience which, a year later, finally received VR support. The result: an epic, critically-acclaimed virtual reality space sim which continues to see a healthy userbase to this day.
In 2015, a game-changing expansion was released. Elite Dangerous: Horizons gave players the opportunity to land on distant planets and, for the first time, step out of their ships. They could craft weapons, explore the ground in surface recon vehicles and interact with other players on the ground.
The Horizons DLC expansion would have cost you a further $30 on top of the $30 base game. But as of today, the expansion has officially been made freely available for all players.
Although today it looks dated, this should give a lot of gamers who missed the DLC the first time to go back and explore Horizons' dynamic environments for the first time.
Or, if not, it could just be an excuse to jump back on and involve yourself in some more killer dogfights.
And if Elite Dangerous: Horizons doesn't satisfy your need for VR space combat, Star Wars: Squadrons has just received a Mandalorian update: which apparently even features a very special little green Jedi.