Elite Dangerous is ranked #8 out of 127 tracked MMOs for player populations.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 16,310,540 total players or subscribers.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 929,701 players per day this month.

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Elite Dangerous

  • by Frontier Developments

Elite Dangerous is a space flight simulation game developed and published by Frontier Developments. The player takes the role of a pilot of a spaceship, and explores a realistic 1:1 scale open-world representation of the Milky Way galaxy, with the gameplay being open-ended. The game is the first in the series to attempt massively multiplayer gameplay, with players' actions affecting the narrative story of the game's persistent universe, while also retaining a single-player mode. Elite Dangerous is the fourth game in the Elite video game series, one of the longest-running video game franchises. It is the sequel to Frontier: First Encounters, released in 1995. Having been unable to agree to a funding deal with a publisher for many years, Frontier began its Kickstarter campaign in November 2012.

How Many People Play Elite Dangerous?

We estimate that 929,701 people play per day, with a total player base of 16,310,540.

Game Data

  • Subscribers: 16,310,540
  • Daily Players: 929,701
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Simulation, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, macOS
  • Released: 2015-04-02

The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.

Elite Dangerous Description

One of the interesting facts about Elite Dangerous is its realistic scale representation of the Milky Way which is an open-world and the gameplay is itself open-ended. It is the first game in the series to feature MMO-kind of gameplay, where every players' action affects the plot of the games universe. This is the fourth installment in the Elite video games series and it's the sequel to Frontier: First Encounters. This is one of those successful Kickstarter campaigns which launched in 2012. The pre-released version of Elite Dangerous was available since December 2013 and after one long year it was finally released as a full game on Microsoft Windows. In 2015 it was released on OS X and Xbox One and one year later - on PlayStation 4. The game also supports VR devices including HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Elite Dangerous is set in a year 3304. Its premise, as with the other games in the series, is to start as a small ship with a small amount of money and then with measures of trading, mining, bounty-hunting, piracy and assassination to go up your career.
There are three different factions in the game including Empire of Achenar, the Galactic Federation, and the Alliance of Independent Systems and four player status levels (combat, CQC Championship, exploration and trading).