Elite: Dangerous Players Have Finally Found Aliens

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After years of teases and winks and hints throughout the Elite: Dangerous universe, players are today reporting that they’ve finally made “first contact” with aliens in the game. And they are big.


DP Sayre, a player on Xbox One, was the first to share the discovery earlier today, when he was wrenched out of hyperspace then treated to a tense little cutscene before the UFO makes its first appearance.

Below is some footage taken by remowilliams of the encounter taking place on the PC version of the game.

Developers Frontier seemingly confirmed the event with this tweet:

That thing is huge.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.


Luke Plunkett

This is so fucking cool. This is such a dark, empty, lonely game at times...being wrenched out like that must have been genuinely terrifying