Found this thread and a bit of a shameless bump for it on my part. I have backed and been following Elite Dangerous since the rumours many, many moons ago. Like a fair few who have posted in this thread I played the original Elite on the BBC Micro back in the mid eighties, moved onto Elite II - Frontier on the Amiga 500 and dipped my toe into Elite FFE.
For those still interested, or those that missed it completely, Elite is funded and is currently on its Alpha 2.0 phase, which is multiplayer combat arenas. David Braben and the team at Frontier Developments are looking to release the game in the final quarter of 2014.
The official site is located here :-Elite: Dangerous - Become Legend
I for one, am very excited and looking forward to this game, so many memories, nostalgic feelings and all that. I would sincerely love to be able to explore the universe upon release as part of a TOG guild/alliance - here's hoping!
Theo, (Cmdo DPS), Thaera, (Scoundrel heals), Thouden, (Shadow tank), Thisus, (Guardian tank).
Gaius'baltar, (Sorc heals), Louissa, (Sniper DPS), Viragor, (Juggernaut tank), Xaol, (Mecenary heals).