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Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster get retail releases in 2017

Planet Coaster in May, Elite: Dangerous TBA

Frontier Developments

Frontier Developments' amusement park sim Planet Coaster and its space combat hit Elite: Dangerous will both get retail releases later this year.

Planet Coaster, for PC only, will go on shelves May 23 and the Elite: Dangerous Legendary Edition, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, arrives later in the year. Frontier didn't give a specific date in its announcement. The PlayStation 4 version of the game has not launched in the PlayStation Store. In December, Frontier said the game would be launching on PS4, with PlayStation 4 Pro support, sometime between April and the end of June of this year.

Elite: Dangerous' Legendary Edition includes the Horizons expansion and 1,000 Frontier points, the in-game currency. Horizons, added to the game at the end of 2015, added a slew of features to the game, including planetary landings and exploration with ground vehicles, multicrew co-operative play and a crafting system. Our hands-on impressions of the expansion called it "a space adventure unlike any other."

Planet Coaster launched on PC (via online marketplaces) back in November. Well received critically, it's Frontier's take on the theme park management subgenre. In 2015, Frontier launched a mobile adaptation of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series.

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