The lights are on
Your most pressing questions about the recently announced space dogfighting and trading game have been answered.
The FAQ posted by developer Cloud Imperium Games addresses the game's unique structure, which "will take the best of all possible worlds, ranging from a permanent, persistent world similar to those found in MMOs to an offline, single player campaign like those found in the Wing Commander series." Star Citizen is also planned to support private servers and modding.
The single-player campaign, dubbed Squadron 42, allows players to work up to a multi-person starship that has a turret and a single-man fighter it can launch. Of course, your friends can fill those seats if you're playing co-op.
The FAQ also explains how the developers are working through a few snags that the crowdfunding portion of Star Citizen is experiencing, why it's a Windows-only game (no Mac or Linux, for now), and the system requirements (currently set at roughly 4GB RAM, a dual-core CPU, and a GTX 460 or better).
Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading/dogfighting game from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and his team at Cloud Imperium Games. Many of the specifics surrounding gameplay are still under development, but the impressive trailers released so far showcase spaceships from single-man fighters to kilometer-long carriers that are beautifully detailed down to the individual control surfaces in a craft's cockpits.
I think this will be the first game I actually pledge towards. Definitely looks like something I could get into.
Right On! I love these types of games.
I hope that when you go to visit some of the planets, you actually get to fly through into the atmosphere to land. not too many games do that.
Also dog fighting within a planets atmosphere would be cool too. A nice change of envrionment from time to time.
I so desperately want this game. Between Star Citizen and 10x0c I will finally get my fixes of space sims. =D
YES. YES. YES. YES. Sorry, just watched the video. The harkening back to Wing Commander was glorious.
yes. Im sold. Im pledging. JOIN MEH!
Color me impressed. This game looks gorgeous for something that is being crowdsourced and runs on what appears to be not too advanced hardware. I've been pining for some space combat since SW:TOR's space missions (which only scratch the surface of what I'm looking for).
So far I've avoided the crowdsourcing of games, but...I may just join in. This game is sounding really great!