After nearly two years of searching, players have made first contact with an alien species in Elite: Dangerous. The team at Frontier Development have hinted at the existence of other creatures in the sprawling space sim, but this Is the first time they’ve been seen.
As Eurogamer reports, Xbox One user DP Sayre was the first to discover the aliens, posting a video of the encounter. You can also take a look at the alien spacecraft in the video above, if you jump to the 7:30 mark.
Frontier confirmed via Twitter that these videos aren’t hoaxes either.
A report just coming through that a CMDR has experienced something... strange. https://t.co/NJVhHWe4eB— Elite Dangerous (@EliteDangerous) January 5, 2017
Previous Elite games have featured an alien species known as the Thargoids, but as Waypoint notes they’ve been absent from the current game.
It’s unclear if the aliens have existed in the game since launch, or if they’ve been seeded into the universe as part of an upcoming event.