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Elite: Dangerous priced, special edition announced

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Frontier Developments has yet to announce a release date for the space combat sim Elite: Dangerous, but the game has been priced at $60, and it will receive a special edition that can be pre-ordered at a discount.

The benefits in Elite: Dangerous"Mercenary Edition" are entirely digital, including a players' guide, concept art book, ship decal, paint schemes, and an additional fighter. "Plus additional in-game benefits and other digital goodies to be announced over the coming weeks," said an announcement from Frontier.

The Mercenary Edition may be preordered for $50. Anyone who preordered the game before this announcement receives all of the digital content it has to offer, too.

Crowd-funded at more than $2.6 million, Elite: Dangerous will launch on Mac and Windows PC. Fontier Developments boss David Braben has said the studio is open to the idea of releasing the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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