Fans of the previous digital exclusives Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous will be delighted to know that both games will be hitting retail stores later this year. In order to do so, Frontier Developments (the developers of the two titles) announced their brand-new partnership with Sold Out Sales and Marketing.
While Planet Coaster has a confirmed retail date of May 23, 2017 (on PC only), Elite Dangerous has an unspecified release. However, what was announced is that it will be hitting retail later in 2017 on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Planet Coaster is a coaster park simulation video game that originally launched on November 17, 2016. Staying true to the genre, players are tasked with designing and constructing the most elite amusement park imaginable. This includes creating the perfect scenery around it, an ideal landscape, rides that produce unrelenting thrills, and anything to ensure guests are left with a smile on their faces.
Elite Dangerous is a completely different experience, being a massively multiplayer space epic. When each player starts their journey, they will do so with practically nothing. They must do everything in their power to build their reputation from the ground up. Whether this is gaining the proper knowledge or becoming wealthy, it must be done to survive the futuristic galaxy that is filled with wily veterans.
One aspect, that fans of Elite Dangerous will probably be asking, was addressed to prevent any future confusion. The retail release will be the Legendary Edition, which means that it will include the base game, Elite Dangerous: Horizons, and 1,000 Frontier Points that can be used as in-game currency.
For Sold Out Sales and Marketing, this move was a no-brainer.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Frontier Developments on two of the best titles created in Britain in recent years,” Garry Williams, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, stated. “Frontier’s creativity, passion and quality is something we admire, and we’re looking forward to working together to take these titles to retail stores around the world.”