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|Great new review of Elite and summary of discussions about the game with FDEV:
"My time with Elite Dangerous at the show and in particular my chats with the developers has opened my eyes to this game, I had not jumped into it in the past, but have since started playing on PC and will explore the PS4 version once it is available. It is clear from my playtime and the sheer passion from the devs that there is something special in this game that evokes a sense of discovery and ownership of the universe that even great titles like Wing Commander and Freespace did not achieve. One of my favorite Space Sim titles was Wing Commander Privateer due to the freedom to play as you want. Elite Dangerous has tapped into that freedom but added mechanics, gameplay, scenarios and a truly organic galaxy that pulls you into the game and universe in a way I was not expecting but greatly appreciate."|
|The consistent buying of last few days is still going including 4000 @ 300p bought at cop today. GI - do you think it is mainly one person?|
|Should be updated every 6 months.|
|I think the only legal requirement on listing all the top shareholders is to disclose a list in the Directors' Report section of the annual report and accounts which would be Aug/Sept.
The usual rules apply around disclosing stakes when they go under/over 3% and any full % increments up or down above 3%. i'm surprised we haven't seen anything given some big trades of late. A 3% stake is around 1m shares so there may be some stakebuilding below that but not sure where those shares have come?|
|Does anybody know when the top shareholders list of FDEV is updated.|
|Hi ck1111, my hunch is that the current generation of consoles lack the horsepower for PC, but happy to be proved wrong of course. It would be strange though if Frontier develop any franchise that doesn't ultimately cater to consoles, and indeed VR, but it may take the hardware a little while to catch up.
I have seen some comments that PC would be difficult to play with a controller as opposed to mouse/keyboard but not sure that is true - it isn't for ED and that's a pretty complex game i would suggest.
I'm no expert on consoles btw so maybe the latest PS iteration can cope, although i'm led to believe that the Cobra engine ports much easier to Xbox than to PS so 2017 may be a stretch?
|PC for consoles could be another late 2017 option makw61?|
A tight hold for me.|
|I wonder if they will do any paid DLCs for PC or if the strategy is to entice people with cool free updates to buy the game.|
|The PS4 version of Elite:Dangerous gets good comments/reviews here:
And there's a spring update for Planet Coaster out soon:
|hi p1nkfish, finally catching up with charts. The b/o here yesterday caught my attention. An eod close above 290 is the first step on the way to taking on the previous high, and historical resistance at approx 320. Once this is surpassed I have pattern based tp's of 345[bowl] to 385[mm]. cannot display charts at the moment.|
|Interesting, looks like tight supply of stock.|
|Nice £18,000 buy at 300p - 10p above the 290p published offer price - reported just after the close....|
|Add my thanks to that.As an aside I heard yesterday that they are going to be keeping the existing building alongside the new HQ, which if true is very interesting.Will have to check that out for confirmation.|
|Thanks ck1111. Please keep posting the info.|
|PS4 version: demo on the livestream looks good. Makes use of PS4 motion controller for free head look. I would say they are on track for releasing mid year.
PSVR: "nothing to say at this time". Bound to be working on it. Could be wanting to drip out news or it is a technical challenge/ not high enough frame rate etc and wont commit yet. DB's mantra is "under commit and over deliver".
DB also mentioned ED going on other platforms. Maybe ED Horizons for Mac or Linux?
PS4 will release with v2.3 which is in beta on PC now. 2.4 update will go out to all platforms later in year. It is looking like it will be aliens / Thargoid themed. Video shows caves with eggs - think Alien / HR Geiger. Will be popular!|
|FDEV are showing off the PS4 version of ED for the first time tomorrow (Friday 9th March) at PAX East. Will be interesting to see how it is coming on and also if PSVR will be supported.
The 2.3 beta of ED on PC is getting a positive response. A new Holo-me mode where you can create an avatar of yourself is very impressive plus the new camera suite will allow YouTubers etc. to create more impressive ED videos! Multi-crew has just gone to beta today.|
|Problems are to be overcome especially if there is a big prize by doing so.
I see a couple of things outside of "just" gaming,
1) A way into VR content and augmented reality and "other" areas that are in research elsewhere currently (involving headsets but not just for VR/Aug use in the current sense)
2) A way into the spiders web of future entertainment that is hard to imagine with a 10 yrs view
More to it than just that given FDEVs own capabilities/tools.
I also like the idea, if it plays out, that someone like Braben has control with a high % of ownership and a 10 year ambition outside of quick spikes in share price.
As usual, nothing guaranteed and a lot of macro economic garbage is coming down the tracks but this has elements of a buy and forget that I like.
Not without risks but a leader with a vision, a good track record & skin in the game is an asset that can help compensate for some of them.|
|p1nk - I'm not so sure. 3D film is dying a death because people are highly resistant to glasses; VR goggles are a step beyond. In addition one is completely isolated which does not make for a good communal experience. Then there is the inducement of nausea if the virtual image does not move as ones head does. Video games yes, but outside of that I am quite dubious of the application.|
|Big ambition. VR will probably feature heavily with massive software element in even run of the mill film and TV entertainment.|
|Nice interview with Braben:
"How big can Frontier be? “Size isn’t the goal here,” says Braben.
“The goal here is to be one of the best entertainment companies in the world. I think in 10 years’ time there is scope for maybe a dozen big entertainment companies. And I want us in some way, and it will probably look completely different to where things are now, to be one of those.”|
|Good to see a £58,000 director buy at 285p whilst I was on hols last week.
Very positive comments below this news:
|Super clip here on Elite Dangerous, hats off to the guys n gals at Frontier.
|Interesting stuff Simon.Added a few more words post the results after a few words with David Walsh.Impressed with the image of the new HQ.http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/|