Frontier Developments has partnered with Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited to produce physical retail versions of Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous. Theme park manager Planet Coaster will arrive in stores on May 23 (PC only). Spaceship adventure Elite Dangerous will come later this year for Xbox One and PS4 in a new Legendary Edition.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Frontier Developments on two of the best titles created in Britain in recent years,” said Garry Williams, CEO of Sold Out Sales & Marketing. “Frontier’s creativity, passion, and quality is something we admire. We’re looking forward to working together to take these titles to retail stores around the world.”
Elite Dangerous launched back in 2014 as a PC only title, before coming to Xbox One in 2015. You start with a small spaceship and a few credits. From there you’re given the freedom to trade, kill, and explore the galaxy. The first expansion, Horizons, released late 2015 on PC, and last Summer for Xbox One.
The Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition will include the Horizons expansion and 1000 Frontier Points as in-game currency. This version will be Elite’s first appearance on the PlayStation 4.
Planet Coaster released last Fall as the spiritual successor to the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. It’s a full theme park management simulator, and has received several free updates since launch. In my review I called it “a modern update to a classic formula.”
Creating physical boxes in a retail store can open up smaller PC games to all new audiences. “We want Frontier’s great games to be enjoyed by as many players around the world as possible,” said David Walsh, COO of Frontier. “We’re therefore delighted to be working with Sold Out on our retail presences for Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous.”
Planet Coaster hits retail on May 23. Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition will arrive later this year.