It looks like the folks over at Cloud Imperium Games may have been a little eager, because the weekly progress report on Star Citizen is already out. Josh Herman and Eric Kieron Davis back this week to take us through all of the progress CIG and crew have made on this ambitious project. It’s a long one this week, so let’s dive in.
The first new bit of news we get to see concerning Star Citizen 3.5 and beyond we get a look in-depth at the space ports on the city-planet belonging to ArcCorp. The space ports are getting tons of polish and some basic redesigned aimed at optimizing performance and improving immersion.
There’s also some ongoing work on redesigning gymballed turrets and other weapons in the game. New aiming modes and UI elements will make these weapons easier to use. And the flight and aiming functions have been streamlined in preparation for the new flight model in Star Citizen.
Another aspect of development that got some attention was some new variants of the MISC Reliant which will drop in the 3.5 patch. These new transforming ship designs have some interesting implications for players who are interested in various jobs in the game. For example, the Reliant Kore got some attention, polish and balance mostly. This small and nimble craft than becomes either the Mako or the Tana, with each variant dedicated to a role like combat. The Reliant is being billed as one of the most versatile starter ships in Star Citizen, and I’m tempted to believe.
In terms of community events, we see some highlight of player-run PvP events as well. These events are pretty cool mixes of stealth and combat gameplay.
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. The team continues working on the new flight model for future versions of Star Citizen as well.
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 $218,769,084 from 2,252,091 backers overall.
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