We’re back again with another video update for Star Citizen this week. This time LA Studio Director Eric Kieron Davis and Technical Director of Content Sean Tracy host a series titled “The Sound and the Fury”.
Judging by the name, the segments this week put a laser focus on sound design, which proves to be true. We get updates on ship sound design and ambient music and sound effects from various members of the CIG teams.
Another big push the teams made this week concerns emotes and other communication tools. And there are even plans to implement ASL (American Sign Language) emotes into the game for hearing-impaired players, which is really nice to see. Though these additions aren’t feature-complete, CIG does plan to expand facial animations to account for the new ASL communication method, aiding with immersion. Hopefully Star Citizen puts more accessibility options in the game over time, as it’s always great to get more people involved in gaming.
The team continues to work on the ongoing flight model for launch in later versions of Star Citizen. There’s also some tweaks to ship AI and other areas in concert with this work which are ongoing. One cool thing concerns the player event highlighted this week. Dozens of players got together to fly around in a massive formation and shoot stuff. This really goes to show the progress being made on the stability and complexity of Star Citizen as a whole, which is cool.
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 $216,891,321 from 2,244,193 backers overall.
Check out the most recent Around the Verse broadcast down below.