Players Discover Aliens in Elite: Dangerous

Runtime: 10:00    Author: AlexNguyan    Category: Game Footage

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.

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.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 1:35 PM
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It's like 8 minutes 30 seconds folks!

AND IT'S AMAZING...
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 1:56 PM
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Well now I'm quite looking forward to the PS4 release.
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 1:58 PM
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This video isn't the first first first sighting, as the camera work is great, the author went hunting to record it, so its pretty rad.

I really wish I had more time to play this game.
 
 
 
Posted by piratemonkey
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 2:00 PM
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Scifi tradition dictates they will just be humans with funny hats on
 
 
 
Posted by ChimeraNZ
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 2:32 PM
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Yea that's pretty damn cool - did try getting into it but just don't have the time.
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 7:27 PM
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Wow ..looking forward to ps4 release :)
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 10:25 PM
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Most impressive.

That said, Thargoids were ten a penny in the old C64 and Amiga days, got my ass handed to me more times than I could mention.
 
 
 
Posted by SteveMacNZ
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 7:22 AM
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will have to plot a course that way tonight :)
 
 
 
Posted by SteveMacNZ
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 7:17 PM
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10 January 2017, 07:22 AM Reply to SteveMacNZ
will have to plot a course that way tonight :)
picked up an artefact jumped around for 15 minutes and nothing .... highly disappointed lol
 
 
 
Posted by Mafivee
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2017 4:00 PM
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I really feel like picking this up.
 
 
 
Posted by DalekSupreme
On Monday 16 Jan 2017 6:12 PM
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9 January 2017, 02:00 PM Reply to piratemonkey
Scifi tradition dictates they will just be humans with funny hats on
With american accents