Elite Dangerous on Mac will shut down later this year

Frontier Developments massive online multiplayer space adventure game Elite Dangerous has had quite a bit of success on almost every platform it has launched on, from Windows to PlayStation; however, its struggled on macOS.

Today, Edward Lewis from Frontier Developments took to the forums to announce that support for Elite Dangerous on Mac would be ending.

“It is with great sadness that we must announce the upcoming end of Elite Dangerous on Mac. Firstly, we want to reassure you that this decision did not come lightly and is something that we have been investigating for some time. As many of you will know, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to bring Elite Dangerous Horizons to Mac since launch due to technical barriers. With the planned improvements coming in our Chapter Four update of the Beyond season we have felt it necessary to make this difficult decision to allow us to bring in content and features in the way that we felt was best for the overall Elite Dangerous experience. It is for this reason that we wanted to give you as much notice as possible.”

As for when exactly Elite Dangerous won’t be compatible with Mac, Edward Lewis went on to say this:

“With the release of the Q4 update, coming towards the end of the year, you will no longer be able to play Elite Dangerous on Mac. As soon as we have a date for the update to share, we will do so here.At the point of the Q4 update, you will no longer be able to access Elite Dangerous products through the Mac OS. However, you will still be able to log into your account on PC (or via Bootcamp.) We hope you will understand why we have taken this course of action and would encourage those of you who have questions or concerns, to please contact our Support Team HERE who are on hand and ready to help!”

It’s sad to see such a beloved game (both by the community and the developers) fail to succeed on macOS due to system requirements that can’t be accommodated.

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