Elite: Dangerous Beta Launched, Screens/Video Available

The Beta phase has now started with many significant additional features
David Braben's Frontier Developments today announced that Elite: Dangerous, the next game in the Elite series, is now in beta testing. The Beta version of the game features 55 star systems covering 38,000 cubic light year, player to player communication by voice and text, and friends management and matchmaking.
It also offers private group and online single player options, fuel consumption and docking computers for safe star port landings, plus an overview of trade route mapping and the beginnings of online mission systems.
Eleven fresh screenshots and a new video have been inserted in our download area.