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RGoulder

Member Since 02 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active May 06 2018 08:04 AM
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In Topic: Elite: Dangerous

27 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

I purchased Elite Dangerous just before it came out, got the beta access and the lifetime pass, a lot of good that does me now. I played the heck out of it. I got my Imperial Clipper, and then my Imperial Cutter and getting to Elite status as a merchant in the process, before finding that hundreds of hours in there wasn't all that much more to do. When Mac users never got any of the additional horizon content even though much of it had nothing to do with planetary landings, I put the game aside and waited. I had hoped that Frontier would find a compromise, a way for Mac users to get some of the new content like fighters for my Cutter but apparently that was too hard?

I had kind of expected this announcement for a while now, either they were going to find a way for Horizon content to come to the Mac or we were going to get the boot. It was unsustainable that in the same game space you could play on your Mac and encounter PC users that have ships you can't buy, game changing upgrades you can't install, and other content you are unable to participate in. Given the complete radio silence from Frontier about the Mac version it seemed rather unlikely that all that silence was a good thing. But yeah even having a sneaking suspicion that the other shoe was going to drop this announcement sure does sting.

In Topic: Elite: Dangerous

27 April 2018 - 07:16 AM

Elite Dangerous for Mac will be shut down later this year, official announcement from the forums:

Hello Commanders,

It is with great sadness that we must announce the upcoming end of Elite Dangerous on Mac.

Firstly, we want to reassure you that this decision did not come lightly and is something that we have been investigating for some time. As many of you will know, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to bring Elite Dangerous Horizons to Mac since launch due to technical barriers. With the planned improvements coming in our Chapter Four update of the Beyond season we have felt it necessary to make this difficult decision in order to allow us to bring in content and features in the way that we felt was best for the overall Elite Dangerous experience. It is for this reason that we wanted to give you as much notice as possible. With the release of the Q4 update, coming towards the end of the year, you will no longer be able to play Elite Dangerous on Mac. As soon as we have a date of the update to share, we will do so here.

At the point of the Q4 update, you will no longer be able to access Elite Dangerous products through the Mac OS. However, you will still be able to log into your account on PC (or via Bootcamp.)

We hope you will understand why we have taken this course of action and would encourage those of you who have questions or concerns, to please contact our Support Team HERE who are on hand and ready to help!

Thanks again,

Ed and the Elite Dangerous team