Elite: Dangerous is the heir to the legacy of one legendary space simulator – and now it has entered Alpha 2.0. Alpha backers can now sink their teeth into some juicy multiplayer action. For now, it supports several game modes:

  1. Free-for-All melee (deathmatch!)
  2. Team deathmatch
  3. Cooperative mode – you, together with a team of other players, defend a crippled Federation capital ship from waves of bot attackers.
  4. “Ethics and Credits” – either defend miners extracting resources from asteroids or go after the miners to grab their load and sell it.

Money gained is used to buy ships in the still somewhat basic mutiplayer interface. Elite: Dangerous is also planning for two more Alpha Stages before they launch Premium Beta for people who were less eager to buy a cat in a bag.