Star Citizen: Through Kickstarter And Beyond

By Erwin Murillo – 16th August 2014
Star Citizen: Through Kickstarter And Beyond

There has been ludicrous amounts of hype surrounding the upcoming massively multiplayer space trading and combat simulator, Star Citizen. Born into existence by the beautiful mind of Chris Roberts, the man behind the Wing Commander video game franchise, and nurtured to life by the loving hands of nearly fifty million dollars of Kickstarter crowdfunding, Star Citizen is poised to become one of the PC’s greatest gaming experiences when it releases sometime next year.

A picture of Chris Roberts

Above: Chris Roberts

At Star Citizen‘s GamesCom event, Chris Roberts elaborated upon upcoming features, alongside demonstrating marked improvements on existing ones. Notable mentions include updates regarding variants for the Constellations, which are top-of-the-line multi-person freighters within the Star Citizen universe, as well as customizable hangars and new flight models. New modes were mentioned as well, ranging from infantry battles and ship races, to co-op and multi-crew ship combat. A first-person shooter mode is expected to be revealed at PAX Australia.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be exponentially more valuable, especially if there are two of them and both are related to Star Citizen.

The first video is a forty second clip that teases the first-person shooter gameplay of the game, and it is absolutely marvelous.

I told you it was marvelous.

The second video is a video commercial released by Cloud Imperium, the developers of Star Citizen proper. The team stated that everything seen in the video was rendered in-game, which means PC gamers are in for a CryEngine 3-powered graphical delight.

Hurry up, and take my money.

UPDATE: Following the GamesCom reveal, it was revealed that Star Citizen had met the fifty million dollar goal, meaning Cloud Imperium will hire professional linguists to develop realistic, distinctive languages for each of the alien races in the game.

“Alien Languages – Do you speak Banu? We will work with real-world linguists to create distinctive and realistic alien languages for Star Citizen’s three biggest alien races, the Vanduul, the Xi’An and the Banu. No universal translators, no garbled animal noises: Star Citizen’s aliens will be speaking their own authentic languages!”

Star Citizen is already one of the most ambitious video game undertakings in history, and expectations continue to rise with every snippet of information or passing announcement. For more information on Star Citizen, and other video game news, stay tuned to

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