CEO Apologizes for Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Launch

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey launched on May 19 and its reception has been less than stellar. In fact, many players report frequent crashes and subpar performance, notably in terms of framerate. As this article goes live, Odyssey‘s DLC page features the “Mostly Negative” review label. Out of nearly 4,000 reviews, a total of 2,800 are negative.

The community’s backlash has not gone unnoticed. David Braben, CEO of Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous, took to the official forum to address the issues and apologize.

“First and foremost, I would like to apologise wholeheartedly to those who have been suffering from these problems. I would like to reassure you that we take these issues very seriously and that they are our top priority and focus,” Braben wrote.

Further down in his post, he indicated that the second hotfix for Odyssey will “be released very soon.”

In the meantime, players who purchased the $40 DLC will have to put up with the game’s disappointing performance.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is the second paid expansion to 2014’s Elite Dangerous. Described as “the biggest update yet and a defining moment” in the game’s history, Odyssey‘s key feature is the ability for players to leave their ships and explore planets on foot.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is available for PC now. The Xbox and PlayStation versions are expected in Fall 2021.

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