Watch what Star Citizen didn’t get to show at PAX East

Stealth, spacewalking, and the lead-up to Star Citizen’s PAX East presentation.

Cloud Imperium Games has posted a video detailing the development time leading up to Star Citizen’s PAX East presentation, as well as some details we haven’t seen until today.

If you’re all caught up with what Chris Roberts showed on stage during his PAX East panel, you might want to skip to 23 minutes into the video. There you’ll see how to set up a match in Arena Commander, a closer look at the dogfighting, and how to use debris and stealth to set up a surprise attack. You’ll also get to see how and why you’d want to land your ship and float around in space with just your pilot.

If you haven’t seen the PAX East demo, it’s definitely worth a look. It shows off Arena Commander, an online multiplayer mode that will allow backers to test the dogfighting module before it’s released in 2015.

Last week, Star Citizen’s crowdfunding effort reached an amazing $42 million.

For more on Star Citizen, check out our previous coverage.

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soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Landing platform looks too specific as if only for a certain ship. I doubt my Aurora LN would be able to land there lol? I'm guessing there will be different size platforms in which to land. Design wise of them..Idk..way too early to make assumptions but I do see way too many light poles and obstacles that can and will damage your ship or be a clipping nightmare & costly, insurance wise. So with that point, I'm wondering about the design aspect and how user friendly the gaming environment will be. 

Overall, this game already looks fantastic and far better than anything I've seen in the space sim/space action game. One thing is for certain, I just can't wait for the modder's to get their hands on it. Playing on a mod enabled server with a Normandy, Tie Fighter, Borg ship..the list goes on. Cannot wait to jump into this game

scorpioisrising
scorpioisrising

I hope the PC requirements for this game are not crazy. I heard some people say that a Core i7 at 3.0GHZ with 16GB RAM and a Radeon R290 will be recommended for this....

holtrocks
holtrocks

Dogfighting module should be out soon, I cannot freakin wait.

vadagar1
vadagar1

a battle group composed of 3 destroyers and one carrier were exploring the neutral zone...the orders were to secure the sector for further development, unfortunately no one knew that the near by ice moon orbiting a rogue gas giant was a pirate base

a few hours into the mission and swarms of pirate coverts and fighters attacked the battle group...

alpha, beta, omega, and zeta squads will launch immediate from the carriers bays, you must intercept any bombers and eliminate all pirate targets until reinforcements arrive... good luck

and you launch with your squad mates and outside its PEPPWEPPWEPEPPEWPWEPPWEPEPPWPWPEPWEPEW


imagine battle star galactic... only better


sorry console losers ;)



Prometheus
Prometheus

I wish the game didn't have such a big focus on multiplayer.

predatorGS
predatorGS

Listen people, about 'not realistic' flying behavior... It's pre-alpha! Just admire the awesomeness and that they are willing to share the game already with us.

arqe
arqe

Star Citizen critics about the web ;

1 - Cannot wait to play this game. Looks awesome. ( PC Gamer )
2 - Yeah looks like Titanfall. Ahah another crappy space sim. ( Sad Console Gamer )

burnettaj
burnettaj

Been watching this game develop when news come out, and this game seems promising and looking good. I'm optimistic about this game.

strahd01
strahd01

Facebook deal aside. This game is the main reason I am getting the rift and a nice HOTAS to go with with. Total immersion.

DeusGladiorum
DeusGladiorum

Watching this has never made me so excited to be and so fearful of being a computer science major who wants to someday build a game. 

day3002
day3002

I hope its not only about flying and inlude on foot exploring and questing (on space station etc)

dpclark
dpclark

I'm sorry, but I don't want to sit inside a cockpit and play a game.  Same with Titanfall.

Gimpy2k7
Gimpy2k7

Can't watch what we didn't get to see at PAX because of that guy saying actually so much.

tommynj
tommynj

I'm a backer. Words just can't describe how awesome this game is going to be.

Goddammitj
Goddammitj

I backed it, but so far Im not all that impressed. I backed it as it was cheap at the time and because of Chris Roberts' reputation. Im still expecting a good game, but these videos lack any real sense of speed or impact which I think are super important. Still a year off release though.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Will Todd "Maniac" Marshall be making a cameo?

Psycold
Psycold

So funny how every negative comment about Star Citizen comes from some jealous console gamer.

stillstillstill
stillstillstill

star citizen theme is almost on the level of the battlefield theme.

deadpen
deadpen

What is really odd about this site is they write articles about some of the dumbest stuff over and over "why the facebook and oculus deal is important", "the ps4 sales are higher than the xbox one, but for how long", "which is better the ps4, xbox one, or pc" and so on. BUT when an expo/event/show about gaming has happened, such as PAX east, there is very little coverage. 

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

It's funny that the video is soooo long when the core of the experience, you know flying a spaceship, looks dull as f*

froggiestone
froggiestone

@scorpioisrising  If you can run crysis 3 np then you should be ok.(same engine)

froggiestone
froggiestone

@holtrocks  should had been out in december :( hopefully the next modules in line should get out faster, since they now got a working custom backend

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

@Prometheus Well Squadron 42 will be a full fledged Singleplayer so there is that. And you can run your own server if needed. But I do think this game will shine the brightest in multiplayer/co-op.

Lu_Shen
Lu_Shen

@strahd01  Have fun checking your facebook updates while playing.

taker254isback
taker254isback

@DeusGladiorum u got your work cut out for you! The bar gets set higher and higher! good luck my friend, im sure youll still make some kick a$$ games

Darkwalker75
Darkwalker75

@day3002

You will be able to get out of your ship.

There will be derelict ships and other things in Space that can explore on foot, so there will be some exploration on foot, but it will be limited to begin with.


If there will be planetary Exploration at release I dont know, but it might be possible.


There will be FPS combat such as ship boarding in Space, and some FPS combat on Select planets in lawless Space.

There is little info on the planetaryFPS part, but dont expect it to BF4 or COD style.

froggiestone
froggiestone

@dpclark  well you can just walk out of it and run around on planets, do spacewalks, board space station (fps style), it's a persistent huge online universe :D

vadagar1
vadagar1

@dpclark hmmmm

so u walk and run while playing games do you?!!

; /

naz99
naz99

@dpclark  So instaed you want to stand there on foot with a gun and do something you have done a million times before?....ok got it.

Darkwalker75
Darkwalker75

@dpclark

Then this game will not be for you.

There will be a 3rd person view, however it will be very limited and not intended for use in combat.


No HUD/Crosshairs or other combat information will be available in 3rd person.

jer_1
jer_1

@dpclark  You could simply buy a billion of the other FPS games out then. I'm sorry, but I DO want to sit inside a badass cockpit and play a game.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@Goddammitj  Well this is pre pre pre pre pre alpha so sounds and stuff is really not a priority right now.

Darkwalker75
Darkwalker75

@deadpen

Its not so odd when you take into consideration that many of these articles are most likely written because one of the big publoshers paid them to write it.


I would not be surprised if this site is in the pocket of one of more of the big Publishers.

Darkwalker75
Darkwalker75

@Sushiglutton

There are allot more to this game than what a video like that can show.


However, not everyone ejoys that kind of gameplay, so if you find flying through Space boring then I dont think this game is for you.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

The flying mechanics look like they do need some work. Hopefully they can sort that out.

naz99
naz99

@noandno @Prometheus  its, persistant online servers,private servers with coop and modding  and singleplayer camapign

joztdarb
joztdarb

@noandno @Prometheus  


Its both, Squadron 42 is single player with optional co op and Star Citizen is the multiplayer online universe

naz99
naz99

@Lu_Shen @strahd01  give it a rest it's been said thousands of times already by everybody and it is still not gonna happen.

dpclark
dpclark

@vadagar1

I'd play Star Citizen if it was a platformer.  :-)

Darkwalker75
Darkwalker75

@rawkstar007

You have to remember that his is Alpha footage, the earliest playable part of the game.


Its as bare bones as it gets and still be playable, so all things will change as the Development progres.


This part of the game is mostly just to test the net code and server back end, Things like gameplay, Balance and Controls will come later on.

scorpioisrising
scorpioisrising

The single player is not like Diablo 3 you will have the ability to play the Single player completely OFFLINE if you wish

naz99
naz99

@Darkwalker75 @rawkstar007  It's not even alpha it's PRE alpha...it's even earlier than early