It’s that time of week again, we’ve got another Around the Verse segment for Star Citizen, this time the segments are hosted by Animation Director Steve Bender and Technical Director of Content Sean Tracy.
The video package kicks off with another highlight of a community event. The most recent event was a space battle put on by dedicated player groups.
The new video also highlights some new technical developments for Star Citizen. Control schemes and UI elements continue to be tweaked to make the game easier to play. There’s also some more insights into the new flight model and control changes, which CIG continues to iterate on. The major focus here is all about the HOTAS control scheme the developers seem to be shooting for, and altering that idea based on player feedback.
Cloud Imperium Games continues to work on ArcCorp and the moons, mostly showing work on planning and polish for new planets in-game. Pretty cool to see the process and the ongoing results change over time. The overall goal is to continue to refine and streamline the workflow in order to reduce turnaround time on new assets, and CIG looks to be heading in the right direction on that front.
In other news about this upcoming space epic, we finally learned when the next phase of the singleplayer element, Squadron 42 will land. Squadron 42 is due to land in beta in Q2 2020.
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 $215,981,966 from 2,234,673 backers overall.
Check out the most recent Around the Verse broadcast down below.