Upgrades are on sale now for anyone who has already pre-ordered the standard Beta or the final game
Frontier Developments today announced that the Premium Beta of Elite: Dangerous is now available - Premium Beta players are able to download a single player combat build of the game. The full Premium Beta with multiplayer support will start on 30th May 2014.
Before the full Premium Beta release, Frontier Developments will release one final Elite: Dangerous Alpha phase, Phase 4, which adds Travel and Trading. The date and further details of Alpha Phase 4 will be announced soon.