The simple fact that Elite Dangerous has been referred to as the “No Man’s Sky that’s actually good” should speak volumes in and of itself. Elite Dangerous is a game created with the same principles that No Man’s Sky developers had in mind—space exploration, survival strategies and an experience that feels unique to every player. It’s also a game that reminds everyone of the importance of execution being just as successful as the vision. The game seems to provide everything that No Man’s Sky promised—a vast and diverse universe to explore, intense combat between ships, interesting and strategic trade opportunities, and a game that will feel unique to each player.
It also offers many of the things that No Man’s Sky blatantly ignored. Elite Dangerous focuses on the idea of community and creating a universe that comes to life and reacts to a gamer’s actions within the game. Also, Elite Dangerous players have recently started discovering alien life within the game, which only makes the experience even more fascinating and thrilling.