Star Citizen’s 300 series spacecraft trailered 
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Geoffrey Tim
June 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts’ next-generation PC-exclusive flight combat sandbox Star Citizen has generated a lot of user interest; interest that can be directly translated to money. So far, it’s amassed an incredible $10 million in crowd-funding. And here’s a look at it, via a faux advert for one of the game’s ship manufacturers.

Take a look at the ORIGIN Jumpworks 300 Series line of spacecraft – and gawk at the fact that the whole thing is rendered in-engine. that would be Crytek’s CryEngine 3, by the way. No word if it’s rendered in real-time though – but that would be pretty amazing.

Expect a lot more of this in the coming weeks. anyone else getting really, really excited about this?

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  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Oh my word. *drool*

    That looks amazing. My poor PC would die trying to render that lol

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      One game i WILL be spending Randela’s on….

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Indeed!

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          What version to get though?… choices choices

    • Captain Minion TallTwit

      My old PC might hemorrhage if I play that video on it.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Whahahahahaha

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Your inferior NVidia, yes, my superior AMD, no

      • Lord Chaos

        Ditto. Cannot wait to start flying in space again.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        lol

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          ;)

  • Slade Boender

    Crap. Can anyone else smell a pc upgrade coming :/

    • Sir Twakkus

      Tel me about it. My kidneys are already fighting over who is going to be donated!

      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        ROFL!

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Yep. Now if you will kindly just step in to that bathtub filled with ice there. This won’t hurt a bit.

    • http://www.codescrawls.co.za/ OminousRain

      But now, if you do get a new PC, you have something proper to test it with :)

      • Slade Boender

        true true

  • Darthdad

    This and Oculus Rift = sorted!

  • Warren Ross

    This (the space-sim) is the only genre of game that I have actively missed since the decline of its heyday. It would be awesome to get behind a joystick and head off into the stars once more!

  • Trevor Davies

    I have one of those. I’m flying in style, bitches!

    • Captain Minion TallTwit

      For shizzle my nizzle.

  • WernerE

    Sold! Any word on a release date?

    • Trevor Davies

      If I remember right, official release is only next year some time. In a few months they’re releasing a hanger module where you can mess around with your ship, then a few months after that a dog fighting beta.

  • Lourens Jordaan

    I’ll be getting this as soon a……. Nope PC exclusive…. sucks to be me.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Yus.
    I just remembered why moving away from PC was a hard decision. Got caught up in the console wars and forgot about this.
    Wow…..amazing.

  • Kobus Nel
    • http://www.codescrawls.co.za/ OminousRain

      LOL

  • Skoobaz

    You have NO idea!
    Can
    Not
    WAIT!

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    This what I call next-gen!!! This and Project Cars shows that gamers can fund developers directly without the need of middlemen. Or should that be meddle-men?

    • http://www.codescrawls.co.za/ OminousRain

      From Meddle-Earth :)

  • Kromas

    The minute I heard Origin my mind went to a dark dark place. Ship will crash shortly after takeoff cause of software malfunctions. :P

    • Johan du Preez

      There was a time that there was no better name in gaming than Origin owned by the creator of the Ultima universe Richard Garriot. I am sure Chris is having a poke at EA with this trailer as they took the Origin name and tried to copy steam and failed badly and now everyone hates the name.

      Origin is also the creator of MMO’s as they released the first ever MMO called Ultima Online and thats where EA started raping them.

      Needless to say EA killed it in the late 90’s when they decided Origin should be a online only MMO developer and in 2004 they closed the studio.

      • Kromas

        Yeah I also shudder at the name Peter Molyneux yet he brought me great joy years ago with Populous and Dungeon Keeper. Lord British made the Origin name great but unfortunately people usually only remember the bad. Hence when I heard Origin the only thing I could think of was the steam ripoff thats still after two years (I think) called a Beta.

        • Johan du Preez

          Yeh same here when i hear Origin i also think of that piece of crap drm steam ripoff …. quite sad really that they managed to ruin the name in under a year :)

      • Mark Treloar

        Except that Freelancer was published by Microsoft and was developed by Digital Anvil and had nothing to do with EA whatsoever.

        • Johan du Preez

          Good point for some reason I thought that was still with EA and Origin my bad :)

  • Brady miaau

    I am loving it

    Stop with the negative waves, please.

    This will be Legend-ary. Without waiting for it. Oh, ok, so how much longer till we actually get to play spacey goodness?

    • http://marcus-trettin.de/ Joe Bold

      The final release is aimed for january 2015. But for all backers there will be several beta modules. Starting with the hangar module in August (GamesCom). After that there will be the dog-fight module and so on.
      Better start backing this project before it is too late. ;)

      • Brady miaau

        thanks, sounds good

  • Johan du Preez

    Just shows you that you dont need 5000 people working on a game to produce a quality AAA title… all it takes is passion and a few skilled developers.

    I can almost guarantee this is going to be up for game of the year 2014 if its released by then.

  • R4geGam3r

    My GTX 670 is ready..or is it. Welp

    • Mark Treloar

      when you run the game, it will give you a link to buy a second one before continuing.