Elite Dangerous is ranked #10 out of 129 tracked MMOs for player populations.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 12,999,496 total players or subscribers.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 370,486 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. Piloting a spaceship, the player 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 to feature massively multiplayer gameplay, with players' actions affecting the narrative story of the game's persistent universe, while also retaining single-player options. 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, the developer began its Kickstarter campaign in November 2012. Pre-release test versions of the game had been available to backers since December 2013, and the final game was released for Windows in December 2014, with the macOS...

How Many People Play Elite Dangerous?

We estimate that 370,486 people play per day, with a total player base of 12,999,496.

Game Data

  • Subscribers: 12,999,496
  • Daily Players: 370,486
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Simulation, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: macOS, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
  • 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).

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