Elite Dangerous to add Multiplayer VR Crew in February

Posted by cageymaru 7:44 AM (CST)

Monday January 30, 2017

Frontier Developments is expanding upon the VR experience in their premium space simulator Elite Dangerous by adding in VR support for up to four players to assist in flying a ship. Each of the virtual crew members will have a specialized job via the multicrew implementation of the expansion set to come out during the week of February 26th, 2017. The commander creator will focus on giving each crew member the option to create their own special face in VR. I can't wait to yell for shields and to boldly go where no man has gone before.

So far the studio has released just a few teasing details on the forthcoming update, with features such as Multicrew and a Commander Creator unveiled. Multicrew looks to be the major inclusion for this update, allowing friends or strangers to team up and crew a ship together. The feature will allow up to four players to crew a vessel, each with their own role to play. Details appearing on Reddit suggest these will be: Helm (pilot), Fire Control (ship weaponry), Tactical (sensors, shields, countermeasures) and Engineer (power distribution, repairs).