Strange Tuba-Playing Artefact Found in Elite: Dangerous

/ 3 years ago


Elite: Dangerous is full of surprises, with the developer putting everything from derelict spaceships drifting through space, to full-blown space station tributes to Leonard Nimoy (Spock)) for the games players to discover and enjoy. However, not all of the objects floating in deep space are as easy to decipher as the others, such as this tube-playing artefact that has left many gamers scratching their heads.

The game has been full of subtle references to non-celestial objects since it was updated in March (Version 1.2), and a group of Elite: Dangerous players have been searching many unpopulated regions of space in the hope they would find one. Well, several months later, it seems their hunt has finally turned up at least one of these mysterious objects, only problem is, they’ve no idea what they’ve found.

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The video sure is strange, with weird noises coming from the ship, leaving us to wonder exactly what it means.

Then again, it gets even stranger what you speed the sound up. Some players decided to record it and find out. Why on earth, or should I say why in deep space, is this weird thing playing a Tuba?

No doubt it’s a clue towards something, maybe the bigger picture will become clearer when more artefacts are discovered. Then again, it could be random space junk there to wind up any potential explorers.

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information.

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2 Responses to “Strange Tuba-Playing Artefact Found in Elite: Dangerous”
  1. Smoke says:

    Is it in reference to the sounds Nasa have been hearing from space?

  2. Didn’t Riker play a tuba?

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