I’m not sure why it took so long for them to do this, but here’s the official news:
From May 28 you’ll be able to generate a Steam key from your account page, and we’ll have full instructions right here on the forums closer to the time.
For those of you who haven’t tried the game yet, here’s a pretty good primer:
I think it’s safe to say that if the genre hasn’t gotten its hooks into you when you were younger, you probably won’t like Elite Dangerous. Most of the time you won’t be having fun, per se, but it’s still a very satisfying experience for people who already have the acquired taste.