It’s that time of week again, we’ve got another Around the Verse segment for Star Citizen, this time hosted by Eric Kieron Davis and Josh Herman.
The big focus is right up front this week, with a highlight reel of some of the improved modeling and animation work on the player models in-game. And yes, as many players seem to want, female character models are getting a polishing pass to make their animations look more specific to the model. And of course, there’s a bunch of edgelords trying to crack lame jokes about gender in response to this system, but it’s the internet so that idiocy is expected. Personally I feel like a potential target for improving player immersion is to have a toggle for using one animation set for either gendered avatar, but that extra design and development work is probably beyond the pale at the moment.
Developers are also working on improving other aspects of the new flight model, as we saw last week, so now we get to see more of the changes being made to gravitational levitation in anticipation of much better flight physics and rendering.
Of course, there was also some spotlight shone on the community events from this past week. I swear the SC community is getting more and more grand as the weeks wear on with this game. There’s a bit more to this week’s ATV news, and you can find it all in the video below.
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. Cloud Imperium Games has currently raised $215,237,873 from 2,229,431 backers overall.
Check out the most recent Around the Verse broadcast down below.