Sci-fi massively multiplayer ship simulator Elite: Dangerous may eventually be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, studio head David Braben has revealed in a recent interview with Eurogamer
Frontier raised more than £1.57 million ($2.69 million) on Kickstarter at the start of 2013 to fund the development of Mac and Windows PC versions of Elite: Dangerous. Currently, the studio is "very focused on delivering a great PC game," said Braben, adding, "We will then do the game on Mac and during that time we will be looking at other platforms as well."
Braben pointed out that Frontier has experience making games on Sony and Microsoft consoles — Elite: Dangerous is being made in the same engine that the studio used for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One title Zoo Tycoon — and then said, "We'd be stupid not to think about [console versions of Elite: Dangerous]." However, don't get your hopes up as Braben has given no official word on bringing the title to console platforms.
Elite: Dangerous is scheduled for release later this year, with Beta Phase 1 beginning on July 29th. Those interested can purchase the Standard Beta package
at the reduced price of $75, which also includes future beta phases and the eventual release of the game.