[OT] Star Citizen: Squadron 42

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Oct 11, 2012
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    Game Title: Star Citizen

    Genre: Space Sim

    Developer: Cloud Imperium Games Corporation

    Release Date: Unknown, but alpha/beta testing apparently begins as soon as next year, for those who have pledged.

    What is Star Citizen?
    Star Citizen is a new, PC exclusive, space simulator built on the CryEngine 3, and aims to push the PC to its limits (Side note – It has Oculus Rift support.). Its development is being led by the same person responsible for the old games, Freelancer and the Wing Commander series, Chris Roberts.

    What exactly is the gameplay like?
    We don’t have solid details on all the mechanics yet, but it’s an open world space simulator which allows you to play the way you wish, you can join the military, become a bounty hunter etc. etc.
    The world (Universe?) will be shaped by every action you take, such as discovering new jump points, winning key battles, etc.

    Single player/Multi player?
    The game can be played in both manners. If you wish you can go it alone with the SP campaign, or play multiplayer, it’s entirely up to you.

    Online revenue model for multiplayer?
    Similar to Guild Wars 2, you will pay for the game once(As in, both SP and MP included. Not separately.) and then play for free forever. There will also be in game items you can buy with money, either for customization or convenience.
    However, there will be no items which offer players buying stuff an advantage over players who do not do so.
    That is, there will be no “Pay 2 Win”.

    Public/Private servers?
    Similar to Freelancer, both public and private servers will be available.

    Where can I pledge for the game? What are the advantages I can get?
    www.robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist
    Some advantages include obtaining the full game upon its release, and having access to alpha/beta testing. For more details, please refer to the actual page.
    You can also use their Kickstarter page if the above does not work for you: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cig/star-citizen


    Videos/Links:
    Homepage - http://www.robertssp...m/star-citizen/
    Final pitch video(Contains ingame footage and various details regarding the game) - http://player.vimeo.com/video/51135962
    Star Citizen announcement panel from GDC 2012 - http://au.gamespot.c...c_panel20121010
    Star Citizen on Kickstarter announcement letter: http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/a-letter-from-chris-roberts/
     
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    Built on CryEngine 3? Designed to push systems to their limits? A Space Sim that does all of that? And an MMO that follows Guild Wars model (i.e. pay once, play forever)?

    Yeah, I'm getting this one.

    EDIT: And since the OP doesn't at all mention what the game is called... it's Star Citizen: Squadron 42. It's from the person who made Wing Commander.
     
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    And here's the homepage, with more videos, features, announcements, preorders, etc. etc.


    EDIT: And here's an extended trailer.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlIWJlz6-Eg[/youtube]
     
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    Updated the OP a bit, if you feel I can add more and (this may sound potentially dumb) if you want to be credited for the update, tell me and ima do so :V
    Might as well make this the OT, eh? :3
     
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    Looks like he's trying to make this project on a wing (Commander) and a prayer.
     
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    In that case you should get a mod to change the title, this one is a little confusing.
     
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    PM'd a mod~

    Going to try and update this after a couple of hours, add more info and whatnot V:
    If you have any suggestions on what I should/can include, feel free to shoot 'em, since this is my first try at a OT V:
     
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    Post updated. Tell me if I can put in any additional info/can change stuff :V
     
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    Issues regarding pledging have apparently been solved now, so if you haven't done so and want to, do it~ and the forum is back up as well!
     
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    Looks like they're almost at $800,000 with 25 days left to go.

    I think it's fair to say they should be hitting their goal.
     
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    Yep, seems highly likely that they will.

    By the way, they are asking if people want Star Citizen on Kickstarter on their Facebook page. If yes, you need to 'like' said post.
    The post in question: http://www.facebook....441518285890199

    Going to update OP with this, should be there in about 10 minutes~(I have poor internets ok ;_; )
     
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    *nerdgasm*
     
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    Updated OP with Kickstarter page, if you want to read the announcement letter for it, you can find it in the Videos/Links section :V
     
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    Been following this on another forum. Paid into it, considered doing full on investment
     
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    They updated the site with something peeps may find interesting, I know I do: http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/category/spectrum-dispatch/
    Not sure if worth updating OP for, but I thought it might be worth mentioning at least :V
     
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    Looks like it's just about to crack the $750,000 stretch mark on Kickstarter, too.
     
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    Crowdfunding is over now~

    $6,228,629, FUCK, YES!
     

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