Cloud Imperium Video games held CitizenCon this weekend, an annual digital occasion to rejoice all issues Star Citizen. Sadly, regardless of being in improvement for nearly 10 years, they nonetheless did not have any information on a launch date. In addition they did not have a shred of information to share on their singleplayer spin-off, Squadron 42. So, what did the devs present? Effectively, some fairly new clouds.
Whereas it may be just a little disappointing for long-time Star Citizen followers to not see beefier information out of CitizenCon, the clouds are genuinely beautiful. At across the 1:15:00 mark within the video beneath, the builders take gamers on a ship walkthrough hovering over a planet within the upcoming Pyro system. They emerge into the cockpit to point out a completely stunning blanket of fluffy clouds, which produce pretty little droplets of water in your entrance window. (Starshield? Cloudshield? What is the area equal of a windshield?)
In the event you’re within the tech, the devs discuss a bit about all of it at round 38:47. They’ve instruments that allow them alter cloud density, form and extra. They’ve developed all this to assist them make bizarre cloud shapes that would not naturally happen on Earth, however might on an unfamiliar alien planet.
All this chat nearly made me really feel like I used to be watching a science program, quite than a online game stream. That did not final too lengthy although, as a result of the devs proceeded to point out everybody an image of a cat they’d drawn with all this fancy new tech. Weirdly grounding, that.
CitizenCon additionally had some new outposts and ships to show off, together with the Origin 400i. My skilled opinion is that it’s extremely shiny, has good spherical bits, and the trailer is means too much like the kind of automobile advert you’d see on TV. Do keep in mind although that this ship prices a helluva lot of real-life cash – £211 for one thing that is not truly in-game but. Cloud Imperium have beforehand been in hot water with the Advertising Standards Agency for not making these kinds of microtransactions clear earlier than too.
Aside from that, yeah, not an terrible lot of newness I am afraid. The final massive chunk of reports we had on Squadron 42 was round this time final 12 months, when director Chris Roberts said it “will be done when it is done”.
For particulars on what’s to return in Star Citizen, take a peek at the game’s roadmap. The “tentative” launch window for its subsequent replace, three.15, was slated for Q3 2021 (which is meant to be between July and September, so it is working a tad late).