After being pushed back earlier this year, Frontier Developments revealed today that Elite Dangerous: Odyssey will release on May 19th. Right now the company is in the middle of getting the Alpha phase over with, which will conclude on April 30th as they're still taking in all the notes from participants and getting everything finalized and the bugs worked out. At the moment the team will be selling the main game for $40 with Deluxe Alpha expansion pack being available for $55, as you can currently get both on pre-order through Steam and the Epic Games Store. You can check out the latest trailer here as the game will be out in about five weeks.
Odyssey constitutes the most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to date, delivering on the promise of allowing Commanders to explore atmospheric planets on foot for the first time, taking on new missions, and engaging in intense tactical combat, expanding Elite Dangerous' gameplay from the iconic cockpit experience players have come to know and love over the last seven years. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players can customize their characters for ground operations with different specialized suits and gear options, including the Remlok Maverick scavenger suit for salvage missions, the Supratech Artemis explorer suit for exobiology investigation, and the Manticore Dominator combat suit for Commanders daring to enter the sphere of combat in the perilous Conflict Zones.
Independently of their chosen career path, players can meet with other Commanders in social hubs across the galaxy, where they can plan their next missions, form alliances, and acquire and upgrade their gear. This seamless integration of a finely detailed on-foot experience combined with the galaxy-spanning distances of the classic Elite gameplay results on a more wide-ranging experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own style.