Star Citizen Announcement Trailer
Chris Roberts (creator of the Wing Commander series) returns with a new space sim, Star Citizen.
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When I was a kid my Aunt and Maternal Uncle used to tell me about a Space Sim with Cinematic Story telling . When I grew up a little as a gamer I realized that , that game was Wing Commander . This man Chris Roberts had been a legend and everybody knew him even those who never played games before . I am glad that Grand Master of Master Race's Gaming Order is back . It's gonna be the blast .
I've been dreaming AND dreading the day Chris Roberts came back to the video game biz ;) Dreaming, because he is a grand master of game creation - Dreading, because my pocket will be empty on the PC upgrade every time he releases a game.
So many nods to the first WC, it made me happy with nostalgia.
Aside from the designs of the ships which both in color schemes and design might as well be from WC1 (the carrier might as well be the tiger's claw, the way the fighter cockpit's opened was identical to the way it opened in wc1), there was the shot of the boots of the pilots running to their ship, the takeoff sequence with the inside the cockpit view, the joystick being visible at the bottom of the screen as it was in wc1, the last shot of an enemy ship being chased "into the camera" and it exploding to reveal the title of the game. Probably some others i'm forgetting right now
Welcome back Chris, we have missed you.
Looks great. Can't wait to see how it turns out. But I really wish someone will come along and use Isaac Asimov's Foundation series as inspiration for space combat. His elegant "gravitic" ships would be a welcome change from the Battlestar/Firefly/Aliens/Troopers ships we've all become so familiar with.
I like what I see. Been ages since there was something worthy in this genre and on PC. I hope this does well. Can't wait to see more.
Wasn't the Tiger's Claw also a Bengal class strike carrier? :) This ship even looks like Tiger's Claw. Here is my problem with this trailer: it's like Wing Commander but not, so if I do play, I will play in the shadow of Wing Commander. Old WC vets may share my sentiment. Most in the younger generation are unfamiliar with higher standard combat flight sims (not to say WC was even that hardcore a flight sim compared to Jane's or MSFS; and to be fair, someone who can combine his experience with both the group tactics of EVE and the aircraft piloting of BF3 has a good idea on combat flight sim).
That creates a dilemma for Chris Roberts. What is this game and who is his target audience? Personally, I would like to see a remake of WC with modern technology, but the original cast either are old or have passed away (please no lecture about 1 and 2 not having LAV). Not to mention I don't think a remake will be commercially viable. However, Chris Roberts brought me Wing Commander, my very first non-trivial computer game, so I'll back this project no matter what. I just can't help but feel that he's trying to resurrect the dead best left at peace.
In the gamespot's highlights it says Chris Roberts most ambitious game yet. N watching this trailer make me say..... wow what an incredible ambition to have. I would like to suggest a new ambition for chris. Please kill yourself by drowning into a drop of water.
So the trailer is telling me its a game about: Watching little ships chase another with intent to kill, around a much larger ship. You might be able to controll a fighter.. or get just its POV. Hey wow, its another trailer for a game thats suppose to hype you up and leave you very much dissapointed, i would assume its short storyline with some space combat that ppl would expect to fly freely but get a terrible star fox thing. Why do i gotta be negetive?, its the new face of the gaming industry.. its made me this way towards it.
It will be a glorious commercial failure, but one I will have to buy a joystick for. And maybe a bigger screen. Or two
Soooo.... this will be a single player version of Eve Online then? I wish the Devs luck, if it's an MMO they will have a hell of a lot of work to do to compete with Eve, if it's a single player game I believe it will do very well if they can match or out do the combat mechanics in Eve. Either way, I look forward to seeing the progress and have my fingers crossed it's a single player game.
Is that Commander Shepherd I see saluting at 2:15? ;)
This looks sick. It's great to see; Freelancer was great!
most of you were at best playing lion king on nes by the time first wc came out. stop calling yourselves hardcore pro gamers and show some respect to a real living legend of video games. i switched from amiga to pc just for this game and wow, my eyes still shine when i think about the 10 years of great flight sims chris roberts gave us.
Holy shoot! I already want this game to happen! Maybe, just MAYBE, after all these years of waiting we will get a good space combat sim without shitty trading, RPG and other excuses not to make a descent missions.
i never use internet explorer. but this 60 freaking seconds commercial of it, just makes me never use it even more. just saying...
It's good to see a gaming pioneer getting his hands dirty again! I still play Wing Commander in my dreams
Ships looked pretty good to me, though I dont see the use for those wings. With that in mind, the physics seemed a bit not space-like. Of course this may not be what we want in this genre either way, but I like realism
The ship designs are generic, the fighter designs are completely uninspiring & the wings are leaving contrails. But my god, the adrenaline rush I got when the fighter was taking off redeemed it all.
So the game will be like WC-Privateer and similar to Egosofts X space games.
You are not just a fighting pilot you can also be a pirate merchant etc etc
I know haters are gonna hate, an this game is still a long way off, but I can't really see why people are loving this announcement trailer, sure it's great that Chris Roberts is coming back to PC, but the trailer itself is a fairly generic video of some spaceships flying about not doing a whole lot, an in it's current state this is NOT in any way pushing the limits of the platform, I'm sure it will look fantastic in two years, but this is just a pre-rendered video trailer, not in game, so stop saying OMG there is frame rate issues with the video cos it requires super computers that aren't available yet! Anyway, hope it turns out great, but I think people are already going overboard cos of the whole 'it's going to test the limits of the platform' thing.
long i have yearn for a first person space shooter. hopefully will see more title like this. oh and Aquanox, aaaaqqqquuaannnooxxxxxx!!!!
just when i thought no one could possibly build/design any more kewl spaceships and then YOU COME ALONG! holly jesus...well done...i want this NOW! CONSOLE please!
I'm happy to see a new Chris Roberts game, Wing Commander 1 was one of the first PC games I played and I'm happy to see its creator back in the industry.
I'm also interested to see how much of the old Wing Commander Universe is present in this new IP of his. Given that the Tiger's Claw was a Bengal Class Assault Carrier (love the updated look btw), and the first game took place in the Vega Sector, and there was a system named Kurasawa that was known for its abundant and mineral rich asteroid fields......can only wonder how much is also in there, only time will tell I guess.
But then again, after watching the press conference I get the feeling that there's going to be a ton in this game that Chris Roberts has always wanted to do but couldn't because of the technological limitations at the time. So who cares if he's blending in some of Wing Commander, the new fans won't know the difference and it'll be all the sweeter for the old fans like me :)
Was anyone else having trouble viewing this trailer? I keep trying to restart it but all I keep seeing is my hand throwing cash at the screen while I try to figure out how to use my credit card on the screne...
For the fans that are chomping at the bit, try WC Saga at www.wcsaga.com. A fan created game running on the Freespace 2 engine. It's free.
yay...i have very fond memories of StarLancer,tachyon the fringe and a bit of Freelancer..waiting for this game and by the time this comes out i will have a killer gaming laptop to welcome it :) :)
First thought when those wings unfolded. "Kilrathi Dralthi's inbound on the TCS Tiger Claw". Can't wait for this game.
well, battlestar galactica (remake) rip off, anyone? not necessarily a bad thing; whoever I'm supposed to be, I'll still imagine I'm starbuck when I'm killing pirates/cylons... hope the game is as slick as the trailer.