You know, I wasn't sure where to put this, but it's so cool I wanted to share.Elite: Dangerous
has been out for two yeas now (you may have watched the planetary landing video I posted over in the HTC Vive thread). The game is a sequel to prior games that involved aliens (specifically, insectoid aliens called the Thargoids) but for over two years, there have been no aliens in Eilte: Dangerous
itself. You might find artifacts or audio samples, but only humans (AI or real players).
That changed recently with what the devs have confirmed is one of the first "alien" encounter with the aliens who have been hiding in the depths of space since the game was released. On the developer side, what happened is the devs were holding this back for almost two years so they could sneak it in later in the game's lifecycle, but on the *player* side, it feels like two years of anticipation have finally been paid off.
Anyway, this video was captured by a player playing the game on XBox, and shows the encounter. It's ... actually really awesome.
For those who aren't familiar with the game, I'll explain some mechanics without spoilers.
There are three modes of travel: normal (realtime in space), supercruise (vastly time-dilated travel that lets you traverse solar systems quickly) and hyperspace (used to travel between systems). Of the three, previously, Supercruise is the only one you could be "pulled out of", either by pirates, cops, or bounty hunters.
You could never be pulled out of a hyperspace tunnel jump .... until now.