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The Elite: Dangerous team has published a new developer diary that shows off alpha footage and more. In addition, the team has written of its goals for alpha testing.
We have two important aims for the alpha process. First and foremost we wanted to gain useful feedback from our enthusiastic backers on specifics of the game - this first build is centred on single player combat and includes a number of different situations that will allow us to get feedback on usability and controls. Over the course of the Alpha process we’ll release new builds that focus on further specific features and add more core features for testing and feedback.
Secondly, we wanted to make sure that the build itself is and remains fun, and as polished an experience as possible - as anyone involved with development knows this is can be quite a challenge when you’re in the process of developing the game and the ‘hood is up’ on various systems!
Elite: Dangerous is in the capable hands of a very experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated team and we thought you’d like to hear about the Alpha Phase One build from each of the main disciplines to get their take on it.
Read more on the Elite: Dangerous site.