Gaming Trend Editor Atlas Burke went hands-on with Elite: Dangerous for this preview. He muses "The more I’ve played Elite: Dangerous, the more excited I’ve become about the eventual final release. I’ve already started setting aside some money for a quality joystick/throttle and deeply considered adding my name to the waiting list for the latest version of the Oculus. Is the beta worth the entry fee for somebody less interested in the genre? Probably not, especially if you don’t have a joystick or an Oculus. But if you’ve got the hardware (and the stomach), Braben’s latest creation is like food for a starving man."