Frontier Developments has announced an expansion for Elite Dangerous called Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is coming to Xbox One next year. For the first time, it'll allow you to take your first steps on "countless unique planets as you discover land untouched since time began."

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will feature the ability to "take on a wide variety of contracts and play your way," with diverse settings, objectives and NPCs said to "offer endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy." You'll be able to plan your next move and assemble your crew via social hubs spread throughout the galaxy, and experience "intense first-person combat" with an array of weapons and gear and your disposal.

The expansion is scheduled to be released for Xbox One in early 2021, with no price revealed as of yet. The company says it'll be sharing more information on Elite Dangerous: Odyssey from now until launch.

Disembark, Commander, and leave your mark on the galaxy in Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Explore distant worlds on foot and expand the frontier of known space. Be the first to step out onto countless unique planets as you discover land untouched since time began. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey invites you to become a true pioneer.

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