SPOnG managed a quick catch-up with the original designer of one of the greatest computer games of the modern age this week ? and no, we're not talking about Flat Out 2
We decided to drop David Braben from Frontier Developments a line ? yes, he of Elite
fame ? to quiz him about the news of the 'all new Elite' we'd been hearing about.
Was it, as the never-trusty Wikipedia informed us, nearly time for us to see the fabled (so-called vapourware) Elite IV
? (Hilariously, Wiki seems to think that - via a misleading listing on Play.com - Elite IV is due for release on March 30th, 2007).
Yes, today! So what does Braben himself have to say on the 'all new Elite' we've been hearing about for the last week.
"Great! They're getting 360 owners ready for Elite on the 360! It's also great to have a 'large cargo bay' on the 360 - mine is perpetually full," David told us earlier today.
Bah humbug! He's only going on about that new fangled Xbox due for launch in the US later next month and in Europe sometime later this year.
The always fun 'Interweb rumour and speculation' mill currently has Elite IV
pegged for a release sometime 2012. Watch this space kids!