CIG has released a ton of new footage of Star Citizen, especially alpha 3.3, during the run of CitizenCon this year. There’s a lot here so let’s dig in.
A lot of the new information focuses on new ships from the various in-game companies like Drake Interplanetary and Anvil Aerospace. It’s pretty cool to see these new craft come into being. From Drake, we not only see teases of new in-game locations like Teasa spaceport, there’s some new footage of the Kraken. This is the first true capital ship from Drake, and it’s one badass carrier.
We threw out the rulebook to redefine private-use Capital-class ships, Attack Carriers, and the very nature of personal freedom. With comfortable habs for a full crew, mammoth cargo capacity, and enough armament to blow even the most daunting frigate out of the sky, this self-sustaining flying fortress is the most ambitious project Drake has ever undertaken, and a testament to the empowerment of the people.
Anvil brings us the brand new Valkyrie. A combat-focused dropship with multiple capabilities and lots of firepower. This VTOL craft can get you into and out of some pretty hot situations. It also has the ability to launch different vehicle types direct from it’s launch bay. It’s also able to provide covering fire with four different turrets to blur the line between dropship and gunship.
The Valkyrie ups the ante on troop transport. Designed to safely deliver and extract up to twenty fully-outfitted soldiers (as well as vehicles) to and from the most hostile locations, this conflict-ready mil-spec craft is a formidable force. Both offensively and defensively dominant, it’s dependable to the end.
The last ship we’re introduced to via this set of trailers is the Mustang from Consolidated Outland. This ultra-fast light attack craft is true multi-role fighter platform. With multiple variant from Alpha to Gamma, each version has their own strengths and weaknesses. Whether you want a fast and agile racer, or a sturdy backup gunship, Consolidated Outland has your back. These models are as diverse as they are dependable, so you know you’re getting good quality for your creds.
The Mustang is the ship Koerner has always wanted to build, a stylish, fast and low-priced alternative to the RSI Aurora and Origin 300 series. The Mustang looks like nothing else in space and utilizes over fifty unique alloys in order to keep weight down and allow for its mass production on a less developed world.
To see more Star Citizen news, check out some of the other Around the Verse videos, or maybe you want to see some Squadron 42 gameplay. CIG has also responded to ongoing player outbursts over “Pay-to-Win” currency systems, and finally, you should see some really cool ships being built for Star Citizen.
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Check out all of the new video showcasing new gameplay elements and new ships for Star Citizen down below.
The overall nearly 90-mimute presentation is down below. There’s lots of new information about both the backend tech driving the experience, the immersion CIG is looking to create, and the worldbuilding the company is putting into the various planets in-game. It’s wonderful to see how much Star Citizen has come over the years.