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Welcome to the Elite: Dangerous Wiki
A galaxy of knowledge on Elite: Dangerous.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. 1,300 articles since January 1, 2013.
New players please read the pilot's guide for lots of useful information. Please read the Elite: Dangerous FAQ for a general overview.
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Elite History
Background
In 1984 a video game named Elite, written by David Braben and Ian Bell, was released to the public. It quickly became one of the most successful and influential space simulator games of all time.

In 1993 Frontier: Elite II, a sequel to the original Elite game was published by Gametek, and allowed David to establish Frontier Developments in 1994. In 1995 Frontier Developments released Frontier: First Encounters, also known as "Elite III".

The Frontier titles are famous for their 1:1 scale, dynamic star systems, realistic physics and seamless freeform landings.

After a period of developing other games, Frontier announced their plans to create another sequel to Elite and in 2012 they began a crowdfunding project for Elite Dangerous. After a period of Alpha and Beta testing which was open to backers Elite: Dangerous was released on December 16, 2014.
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The Elite: Dangerous wiki was created to allow a collection of game documentation, how-to articles, theory and game data that pertains to the definitive massively multiplayer space epic Elite: Dangerous.

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Developer Frontier Developments
Designer David Braben
Release date December 16, 2014
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