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Are there any Elite / First Encounters fans (or, developers!) on the forums?

Does anyone know if the next Elite game is coming along?
The developers' website is http://www.frontier.co.uk/.
There is a wiki which doesn't seem to be maintained since more that a year ago: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Main_Page.

I think it should be number 4.

There were rumours long time ago that the development had started. However, there hasn't been a release yet, it seems.
spinout
I had it n played alot on the amiga system.... or eh I think it was that version... I played the first elite on the C64 back in the days... that was the days....
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Yesterday, 20 September, there was Elite's 25th anniversary. Cool


BBC published an interview with the game creator David Braben: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8261272.stm, in which he said:
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We'd be mad not to go back to the world of Elite.

and acknowledged that his company is still working on a sequel (Elite 4, it seems). However, he didn't tell when it's going to be released, even approximately.

I liked David's saying about the quality (motivated by memory-size constraints) of their work back in 1984:
Quote:
We crafted every single byte and would work for hours just to free up three or four bytes so we could put in a new feature or ability.
spinout
i read before the trick of adding this big map into the floppys of that time - yeah a gr8 game AND great programming!
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