We’re back this fine Friday with another edition of Around The Verse, the weekly update on Star Citizen which showcases what the developers over at CIG have been up to this past week. This time the segments are hosted by Technical Director of Content Sean Tracy and Character Creative Director Josh Herman.
The big focus this time around is on performance and optimization. The developers are working hard to make sure the assets they create and import into Star Citizen are well-optimized and blended together from the start. This allows the later development process to be streamlined because less optimization needs to be done later. These principles are also being applied to other areas as well to speed up development.
Of course that’s not all the teams have been up to this week.
The team also revealed an entirely new ship concept in the vehicle pipeline. A new SRV (Search and Recovery Vehicle) from ARGO operates as a recovery ship meant for solo players to hop into their ship to rescue or salvage lost ships and vehicles. The new craft could also be used to tow cargo around, say as part of a fleet engaging in a massive salvage operation. Read more about the ARGO SRV on the RSI site.
To see more Star Citizen news, check out some of the other Around the Verse videos, or maybe you want to see some more Squadron 42 gameplay. There’s also a bunch of new ships in development, specifically from Drake Interplanetary, Consolidated Outland and Anvil Aerospace. There’s new craft and variants like the Valkyrie and Kraken. Check those out over here.
Check out the latest patch notes on the official site. The funding for the project continues to grow at a steady pace. As of writing Cloud Imperium Games has currently raised $217,599,515 from 2,247,294 backers overall.
Check out the most recent Around the Verse broadcast down below.