The origin of the series is Elite, the genre defining open world sandbox, space adventure, trading and combat simulator first released in 1984.
It spawned two sequels Frontier: Elite II in 1993 and Frontier: First Encounters (Elite III) in 1995, which already attempted to simulate a realistic Milky Way galaxy with realistic star systems and seamless freeform interplanetary and atmospheric flight and landing on moving planets, with realistic orbits and day/night cycles.
These can earn you both credits and status within the faction you are working for, whether it is a disreputable criminal group or the Federation or Empire themselves.
Just like in all the previous Elite games, you are not fixed to a specific role like in a traditional roleplaying game: there are no skillpoints that directly affect the way your avatar performs.
Players won't be able to just take off and disappear into uncharted areas of the galaxy without a huge amount of preparation and logistical equipment, and even when they do start doing that, a big reason for exploring is to find rich systems with lots of resources, so you can make more money by trading or selling information about the location of the resources, which leads them back to the core systems yet again.
And if new interesting places with rich resources are found, then one of the major factions may claim the system leading to it becoming part of the core and space stations being built in those systems. Having such a large quantity of star systems permits the game to have many major discoveries and many more minor ones, enough for hundreds of thousands of players to experience the opportunity of unique finds without the feeling of tripping over the Ark of the Covenant every two minutes.
You will also be able to find other ships that are super-cruising within a star system from a long distance away visually and with long range sensors.
You can change your character's appearance at any time with the [Holo-Me].It's the first in the series that will be expanded with walking around known as space legs. The subtitle "Dangerous" refers to the 3rd best Elite Rating you could achieve during combat in the Elite games.Elite is the longest running space simulation series in history. In the new game it has been expanded to include more than combat.The System Map displays a system's layout and information.Most of the action will take place within the human populated core systems of the major factions. It's where powers compete for influence, resources, territory and control.