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Elite History
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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 and allowed David to establish Frontier Developments. In October of 1993 Frontier Developments released Frontier: Elite II, a sequel to the original Elite game, and in April 1995 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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