Longest development period for a simulation videogame
Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments)
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The first game in the space sim Elite series, titled Elite (David Braben and Ian Bell), was published in 1984 and had two sequels: Frontier: Elite II (GameTek) in 1993, and Frontier: First Encounters (Frontier Developments) in 1995. Braben mentioned plans to work on Elite IV at E3 1997. More than 17 years later the PC version of the game’s fourth instalment – Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – is set for a worldwide release in late 2014, with a Mac version due to follow some three months later.