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David Braben 'thinking about' bringing crowd-funded Elite sequel to mobile

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NotSpam | 23:10 - 6 November 2012
If he was able to fit Elite onto:

>"The original “Elite” fitted into around 22K of memory, out of a total of 32K on the BBC Micro Model B computer on which it was launched (8K was needed for the screen, 2K for the system). This is less than a single typical email today. In it were eight galaxies each with 256 star systems. Each planet in those systems had its own legal system, economy and so on. Clearly some magic had to happen to fit it into 22K, and that magic was procedural generation."

Then maybe he'll be able to fit Elite: Dangerous onto a smart device. :)
 
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