Elite: Dangerous’ CQC mode coming to PC for free

  Something I apparently completely missed in the E3 madness is Elite: Dangerous’ announcement of a new player-vs-player ‘CQC’ mode. CQC standing for Close Quarters Combat, of course. This was reportedly demoed behind closed doors at the event, which goes some way to explaining how it slipped my notice. CQC is going to be a stand-alone multiplayer mode for Elite: Dangerous, accessed from the main menu. It’ll drop you into some instant, twelve player combat with familiar match types like free-for-all Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and (somehow) Capture the Flag. Presumably the flag just sticks to your craft, rather than you having to lean out of the window to nab it. According to this Frontier-interviews-Frontier piece with the CQC designers, players will be...