Elite Dangerous Closed Beta Goes Live on Mac

We have some good news for Mac users. According to recent announcement, Elite Dangerous beta is now live on Mac. However, it is only for those who had access to Elite Dangerous beta or Alpha on PC. In short, backers of the game only.

The announcement post didn’t mention more players being chosen in the future but hopefully they will be.

For now, if you are one of the lucky ones, you’ll first have to download Elite Dangerous Launcher from Store. elitedangerous.com. It should be noted that those who aren’t selected can still download the launcher, but they won’t have access to the beta.

Still, download it in case you are selected to participate in the future.

Your Mac device will need to have the following specs if you wish to run the game:

  • 27-inch iMac (Purchased in 2015 – Current Line)
  • 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB video memory / AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2GB video memory
  • Mac OS 10.10.x (10.10.03 rec)

Lastly, just like with the PC version Mac users should also expect some optimizations. So final specs could be lower than this.

During the beta, developers would like your help with the following:

  • A variety of Star port types
    We’d specifically like to find out about performance in and around these areas.
  • Supercruise and exploration
    We’d like to know about people’s experiences when testing a variety of suns, and planet types.
  • As many different ships as possible
    It would be good to know if you see any changes in performance for different ship cockpits, which will help us with further optimisations.

Visit the link above to know more about the beta and how you can report bugs to the developers.