Elite Dan­ger­ous cre­ator Fron­tier Devel­op­ments has con­firmed that the Odyssey update for con­soles has been delayed so the stu­dio can focus on address­ing the numer­ous issues affect­ing the expan­sion on PC.

In a blog post on the game’s forum pages, founder and CEO David Braden said work­ing on the issues for the PC release of Elite Dan­ger­ous Odyssey has brought on a shift in the devel­op­ment time­line for con­soles. Because of this, the Odyssey update for con­soles has been pushed back indef­i­nite­ly so that Fron­tier Devel­op­ments can ensure it is in the best con­di­tion before release. 

We have spent a lot of time dis­cussing and re-eval­u­at­ing our pre­vi­ous plans and we have made the deci­sion to pri­or­i­tize the core PC expe­ri­ence for Elite Dan­ger­ous,” Braben stat­ed. “Ulti­mate­ly, we believe it is right to focus our efforts on the core Elite Dan­ger­ous Odyssey expe­ri­ence for the plat­forms that we have released on, before open­ing up to more.”

Braben stat­ed pri­or­i­tiz­ing PC is the best option, since what­ev­er prob­lems are resolved there will ben­e­fit oth­er platforms.

We do not want to rush into con­firm­ing any dates or changes this has on our con­sole release, as we must remain ful­ly focused on the core Elite expe­ri­ence,” Braben con­tin­ued. “Only when we feel that the foun­da­tion of the PC release is sol­id, will we be able to re-lay our con­sole roadmap on top.”

Play­ers can expect “month­ly devel­op­ment update” on work-in-progress con­tent and issues the team my expe­ri­ence may run into while adjust­ing the game. Fron­tier Devel­op­ments is attempt­ing to be more trans­par­ent going forward.

The Odyssey update was a major expan­sion for Elite Dan­ger­ous, bring­ing sev­er­al new worlds to explore and the abil­i­ty to trav­el on foot. How­ev­er, this also brought a large amount of unde­sired bugs, like game crash­ing and incon­sis­tent performance.