Elite: Dangerous gamers unravel a three-year-old thriller with discovery of derelict megaship

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Explorers in Elite: Dangerous have discovered a derelict megaship deep in area. Its discovery begins to reply questions which have been hanging over the neighborhood for 3 years. Frontier positive know methods to construct intrigue, huh? 

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It’s referred to as the Formidine Rift thriller, and it originates from Drew Wagar’s novel, Elite Reclamation, an officially-licensed work of fiction set throughout the universe. In the e-book, a lady referred to as Rebecca hints at one thing misplaced in a pocket of area referred to as the Formidine Rift, although she will be able to’t keep in mind what it’s as a result of her reminiscence has been wiped.

It seems that factor was a hulking megaship, which a bunch of devoted gamers, The Children of Raxxla, have hunted down by following a breadcrumb path of hints – from deserted satellites to imprecise instructions. Of course, it wasn’t attainable to seek out till now, since Frontier solely added in megaships with the most recent replace. 

The ship, the Zurara, had no life onboard when found, however there have been some audio logs that had been nonetheless accessible, a few of which contained the voice of Rebecca herself. 

Some darkish stuff went on aboard, with a mind-altering substance turning the crew into crazed killers. The good cash is on a cover-up operation from the galaxy’s fattest cats. This being Elite, it’s in all probability one thing to do with aliens, proper? 

Well, we would discover out extra within the sequel to Elite Reclamation, Elite Premonition. The e-book is being penned alongside in-game developments, with participant actions steering the fiction. It’s fairly cool, when you ask me. See the thriller be found within the video embedded on the high of the web page.

Cheers, Eurogamer