Frontier Developments has announced that the PS4 and Xbox One release of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey has been pushed back until autumn 2021.
Speaking in a press release, the studio detailed problems it has faced in the past year or so, such as the lockdown and the renewed restrictions put in place earlier this year.
The ongoing impact of the pandemic however, including the renewed lockdowns in 2021, continues to put added pressure on our teams and ultimately our development timeline. We have therefore had to make the difficult decision to make some adjustments and changes to our existing development roadmap.
Furthermore, after garnering feedback on the console release and continued balancing, it has made the decision to postpone the game’s release.
We understand that for many, this additional delay will be frustrating. Once again, we would like to apologise wholeheartedly to our community, especially our console Commanders. However, as mentioned previously, we feel it is vital to ensure that the content being released on consoles meets the highest standards and this will require this additional extension to our roadmap.