Well some of the old timers might remember Elite in 1984 flying a Cobra Mark III. Or Elite Plus in 1991 where you had Trading, Bounty Hunter, Pirate, Carrie Service, Mining and passenger Service. Some of us might have tried Oolite. Basicly taken the game Elite and edited so it had better graphics enhancements.
At the time We only commanders 64 computers or a 286 cpu and Dos. We did not even have Windows 3.1 yet at the time and and such. I don't think we even had a hard drive yet lol.
But Next year There will be Elite Dangerous. Oh I am so happy.