But it is going to be a couple of weeks before you fly your ships.

Alpha studying for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey begins today. Together with the galactic spaceship sim’s next expansion centred on permitting you to wander around planets on-foot, Frontier is maintaining testers locked out of their ships to the first few weeks.

Available for Lifetime Expansion Pass and Odyssey Deluxe Alpha Edition owners, Odyssey’s alpha strikes off this day, and should hopefully run during the upcoming few weeks. But before you begin making plans to make footfall at your favorite planets, you’ll want to check up on Frontier’s Alpha Rollout program.

Because, for the first few times , it looks like we’re all gonna be stuck in the exact same method and relying on public transportation.

Phase one will focus on the absolute basics of walking around on planets and interacting with other players–so, to keep tabs on us all, Frontier is restricting everyone to a single system.

Later phases will slowly open up the galaxy, allowing players buy ships, bringing in faction battle and normally launching Odyssey’s on-foot toybox. The last phase will let you import a photo of your commanders from the live match, permitting you to encounter Odyssey as it will appear at launch.

The alpha will last several weeks, though Frontier isn’t shy about extending each phase as required. Odyssey itself will probably arrive for everybody after this spring–at this time, you can start fighting your co-pilot over who’ll get first footfall charge .

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