David Braben - now of Frontier Developments but formerly the mind behind Elite
, one of the greatest video games of all time - has told the BBC that Elite IV
could very well be in the works.
He does this by telling the Beeb
that he'd be "mad not to go back to the world of Elite
and I'm very excited about it."
Despite the huge upswell of love for Elite
in its 25th birthday week, we've got to hope that David doesn't mean a return to either Frontier: Elite II
(1993) and Frontier: First Encounters
What would be excellent would be if he kept to the following, "We crafted every single byte and would work for hours just to free up three or four bytes so we could put in a new feature or ability.
"That level of concentration on things have been lost today when you have things that are many megabytes or even gigabytes in size"; and presented a game that was a superbly playable, imaginative and glorious as the original.
Happy Birthday Elite