Frontier Developments has announced via their community newsletter that Elite: Dangerous will release for personal computer on December 16, 2014.
The game is currently available for pre-order, as the exclusive ‘Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition‘, which includes the full game, an additional Eagle fighter, ship liveries, Day One decal and other digital goodies for £35.00 ($50, €40). Pre-orders receive a £4.99 discount on the final release price of £39.99 ($59.99, €49.99).
Players who pre-order the Mercenary Pack can upgrade to immediate Beta access at any time for £15.
All backers who have purchased Beta access or higher will receive the Mercenary Pack – including the final game – upon release.