Elite Dangerous is ranked #12 out of 139 tracked MMOs in terms of aggregate server and player population.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 18,115,704 total players or subscribers.



Elite Dangerous is estimated to have 172,099 players per day this month.

Active Players Over The Last Month

Elite Dangerous Population Chart (Daily)

5 Year Breakdown Active Players Over The Last Year

Elite Dangerous Population Chart (Yearly)

Elite Dangerous

  • by Frontier Developments

Elite Dangerous is a massively multiplayer online game developed and published by Frontier Developments. It is the latest entry in Elite, one of the longest running science fiction video game franchises. In Elite Dangerous, players explore the Milky Way as pilots of space-faring ships. Gameplay is open-ended, with player's actions affecting the narrative, social, and economic status of the in-game elements. Elite Dangerous is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

How Many People Play Elite Dangerous?

We estimate the daily player count of Elite Dangerous to be 172,099, with a total player base of 18,115,704.

Game Data

  • Subscribers: 18,115,704
  • Daily Players: 172,099
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Simulation, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PC, macOS, PlayStation 4
  • Released: 2015-04-02

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

Elite Dangerous Description

Elite Dangerous is one of the few crowd-funded massively multiplayer online games that is a qualified success and continues to be a very popular one, at that. With a solid following based on the original 1984 Elite game and its later sequels, Frontier Developments was able to bring the franchise into the 21st Century successfully to a whole new generation of gamers.

Of particular note is the game's scale. Elite Dangerous is one of the largest persistent, open-world exploratory multiplayer online games. Set on a virtually precise recreation of the Milky Way galaxy, Elite Dangerous boasts nearly 400 billion star systems, with only 150,000 of it being based on real-world astronomical mapping. Some of the star systems from previous Elite games, such as Frontier and First Encounters, were also carried over.

Elite Dangerous players can traverse the entire galaxy as they please. Starting with a small starship and a handful of currency, they can choose their own paths, earning fame and fortune as a miner, a courier, a bounty hunter, trader, and many other roles in the vastness of space. A player gains experience and rises in ranks based on achieving goals related to their roles. These roles are combat, trader, and explorer. 2 additional roles were added with the Odyssey expansion that opened up on-foot ground options, Mercenary and Exobiologist.

Players are members of the Pilots Federation, but can also be involved with the major galactic factions: the Empire of Achenar, the Galactic Federation, and the Alliance of Independent Systems. There are also a multitude of minor factions, organizations, and corporations that the players will have to interact with at one point or another in their time playing Elite Dangerous.