Elite: Dangerous: Powerplay beta to kick off on May 20th
The next big update to Elite: Dangerous is called "Powerplay".
The team has announced that the beta for Powerplay will begin on May 20th which is big news considering the long list of enhancements to the game will be incoming.
Players will be able to align with one of three intergalactic powers in an effort to dominate and control space. Once aligned, players will be able to help accomplish group goals, earn reputation and to advance the shared cause.
Power organizations may be more warlike or more pacifistic. Players can opt for the one that best suits their style and participation is fully optional via a special tab on the galaxy map. The map will further give information about the balance of control overall and which Power is currently exerting the most influence on human controlled space.
Lastly, Mac users can rejoice with Elite: Dangerous wrapping up the beta and moving into full release.