Star Citizen gameplay shown

First in-game footage from Chris Roberts' new high-end PC space sim revealed; game is at least two years away.

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The first in-game footage for Chris Roberts' new space simulator Star Citizen has been revealed. A video posted to the game's already successful Kickstarter page shows off preliminary artificial intelligence for the high-end PC game.

Roberts cautioned that the video is rough. He said it is not representative of "anything that would be called final," adding that the final product remains two years away.

"The laser effects, explosions are all placeholders and there will be significant work done here, as well as some very cool shield effects I have cooking up in the background," Roberts said. "My goal with the visual effects is to use a lot the techniques and looks used in film work, which are now possible with DX11 and modern day PCs."

According to Roberts, the Star Citizen pilot AI will be the most sophisticated that he has ever attempted and will leverage the power of contemporary CPUs. In terms of specifics, the video footage was captured with FRAPS through a PC with an AMD Phenom 1090T processor, 8GB of RAM, and a NVIDIA GTX470.

Discussion

61 comments
Trishan007
Trishan007

dont only make it spaceships, i want that sense of adventure when exploring new planets by running around in them

tgwolf
tgwolf

Just remember, my discriminating eye will be comparing your product to Freelancer and other benchmarks, so make it shine!

predatorGS
predatorGS

If you pledge through my (or your friends) referral link, both parties get a chance to win prices and extra in-game credits.

http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/?rid=32782

So if you want to help me, but foremost the game itself than thanks. Else, try to see if your friends already have pledged and get their referral links.

 

ck10304
ck10304

I understand it's rough but... is that really all it is?

Jake518
Jake518

This project has me really interested. Can't wait to see more come out of it!

okassar
okassar

Underwhelming.The video does not show anything of interest and crowdfunding isn't a viable replacement to traditional funding. Even with immense support, it does not contribute anything near what is typically needed for a ground-breaking game.

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

I sure would like to know what kind of specs he expects I will need to run this game when it is finally done two years from now

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

What a beautiful gameplay trailer.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

See you in two years Star Citizen

yeah_28
yeah_28

But i already saw in game gameplay footage in the press conference, or maybe that was a demo to show the tech only?

 

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

if it is anywhere near as good as freelancer I am in. :)

darkvaper
darkvaper

I just wish to see star wars battle front 3 the same way  

smbs87
smbs87

it doesn´t show much, but it is in the creation mode....graphics are awesome as well the soundtrack!!! :)

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

That settles it.  I'm going to spring for another 8800gtx and a crossfire adapter when this comes out!

jack00
jack00

I'm sorry but that video looked pretty damn boring. I hope there is more to the game then just space aircraft combat.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Man, I'm looking forward to this! :P

starduke
starduke

Oh yeah, this game is gonna rock!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

He blowing too much information for the game that supposed to be released 2 years away,,

Weatherby_
Weatherby_

Suddenly aware of how much I want a new Rogue Squadron game.

Liliroots
Liliroots

Wait a couple of years and let's see what it turns out to be.  

Keeping tabs on this!

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

I see a lot of mention of the video card in these comments.  Please re-read the article and take note of the part where it says they are at least 2 years away from the game release.  Think about that, the GTX470 will be very obsolete by then which is why bringing up video card concerns has absolutely no bearing right now.  

predatorGS
predatorGS

 @ck10304  no, have you seen the initial trailer?

Chris told us that this video was just to show the AI at work, nothing more.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @okassar interesting please elaborate, i was thinking something similar, it seemed a little well wing commander, ha !!  

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @leikeylosh its obvious the level of time and effort put into this, aswell as the detail,true the developer seems to know what he's doing, without tarnishing it too much do you think it needs to steer away from the wing commander feel or is that the point of this game, a battle star galactica style proposal ??

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

 @yeah_28

 this article is wrong this isnt the first ingame footage the whole demo he showed off when the game was first showed is all in game

kiopta1
kiopta1

 @jack00

 also it will have some degree of FPS as you will be able to board enemy ships/stations and try to take them.

bignick217
bignick217

 @jack00 As the guy said, it's a prototype demo showing an example of one of the ai mechanics planned for the game.  As for if there's more, try Freelancer or Wing Commander Privateer and you'll have an idea of what kind of game Star Citizen is supposed to be.

 

bignick217
bignick217

 @Ladiesman17 Normally I might agree, if he was doing this via the normal publisher route.  But that's not the case here. 

 

This is a crowd funded game.  And because of that, Chris Roberts has said from the very beginning that he wants to make the community and pledgers a part of the development process every step of the way.  Expect a lot more like this and better.  Also expect him to be actively polling the community to see what gamers want to see in the game.  Which he has already been doing actively.

Liliroots
Liliroots

 @Landsharkk That's not necessarily true.  A game that is being developed now will most likely accommodate a lot of recent technologies as of this/last year.  Sure it probably won't work on something from 2005 but these recent years?  Also, it's not in their best interest to limit their supporters to only the high-end computer owners due to the fact that this is a public-funded game. 

okassar
okassar

 @itchyflop The video was showing AI that followed flight formation. Woopty doo, the AI is sooooo complex. Hey guys give me your money this is the best thing evar and it iz being made just for u u gullible pseudo-hipsters of the gaming world. Lel. If u spend extra muney we wil giv u a SUPER DUPER colektor addition too WOW and if u spend moar money u get signatures of us no naems and maybe u can hav diner with us OMG

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

 @itchyflop  Good question. I think the game will really standout if they manage to add a good storyline.

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

 @tim1935  @jack00 I can never understand why people gets upset if someone doesn't like the same product as another person...Really, why are you upset where you have to insult him by telling him to go back to a genre you don't even know he likes but felt it was insulting enough to use?

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@okassar @itchyflop It's called prototype ladies . They had only 8 members in the team who made this . They are still hiring . Most games have boxes and cylinders as prototype .

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

Ladies and gentlemen, witness culture degenerating right before our very eyes!

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @Volgin ahahaha i just got it ahahaha!! wicked :) keep gaming bro 

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @Volgin okkk???? its your party sweetheart and you cry if you want too !!! i wasn't really saying it wasn't and how do you know im not hardcore everything!! you carry on, i m glad you help fund this game, in fact im proud of it. 

jack00
jack00

 @The_Last_Paladi  @tim1935

 Don't bother with him, that kind of people are called "idiots", they can't be reasoned with, best thing to do is just ignore them.