'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game

Skip the boring stuff and go straight to battle for $7.50.

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'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game

Elite Dangerous is a trading, fighting and exploration space game, but if you're only interested in the "fighting" part, you can now do that for a lot less. Developer Frontier is offering a standalone module called Elite Dangerous: Arena for $7.50 on Steam ( £4.99 in the UK and €6.75 elsewhere in Europe). That's a big savings over the $30 price of Elite Dangerous, and you'll still get session-based player-versus-player gaming and the same physics and handling of the full title. In addition, you'll be able to play owners of the standalone Arena module, Elite Dangerous or Elite Dangerous: Horizons.

Arena buyers will also be eligible to play in the Close Quarter Championships (CQC), with $100,000 in prizes up for grabs. Frontier CEO David Braben told Rock Paper Shotgun that the module should appeal to combat lovers in general: "If you're thinking of having a session of Call of Duty or FIFA or an RTS or whatever, this is another alternative that you can put in the mix."

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'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game