Star Citizen Announcement Trailer

Chris Roberts (creator of the Wing Commander series) returns with a new space sim, Star Citizen.

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PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

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 .

AceBalls
AceBalls

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.

Bhemont
Bhemont

So, pc only?  There's not chance this one will ever come to ~6 year oldish systems. :)

Carton_of_milk
Carton_of_milk

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.

mouse2482
mouse2482

it's a crowd funding games so I think it'll be a few years before it comes out 

 

constantin
constantin

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.

albone57
albone57

I will be watching this closely. Expectations are running high!

Testsoul
Testsoul

The ship looks like a toy.

styymy
styymy

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.

Atheosis
Atheosis

You don't see space sims any more unfortunately.  Here's hoping this turns out good.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

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.

SkipPlayer
SkipPlayer

I am watching this one look intersting.

Hienos
Hienos

This is my dream game!!!...

lordshifu
lordshifu

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.

Master_Vexov
Master_Vexov

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.

plusnminus
plusnminus

designs look cheesy and outdated but at least its got BSG feel to it.

blighter
blighter

It will be a glorious commercial failure, but one I will have to buy a joystick for. And maybe a bigger screen. Or two

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

I'm craving some Sins of a Solar Empire now...

BiiteMe
BiiteMe

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.

Slagar
Slagar

Is that Commander Shepherd I see saluting at 2:15? ;)

This looks sick. It's great to see; Freelancer was great!

hordicus
hordicus

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.

Tesarus
Tesarus

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.

rannoni
rannoni

with those gfx i am asuming this will be another mmo:( ...

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

i'll take the fact that this trailer makes me dizzy as a good thing.

GovtCheese
GovtCheese

Seems like somebody's been watchin' some BSG.

jeffdee107
jeffdee107

Wow, that was incredibly unhelpful. Still no idea WTF this games is like or about.

azngansta15
azngansta15

hahahahaah i was just thinking that

 

bambrek
bambrek

i never use internet explorer. but this 60 freaking seconds commercial of it, just makes me never use it even more. just saying...

ZakMcKracken
ZakMcKracken

It's good to see a gaming pioneer getting his hands dirty again! I still play Wing Commander in my dreams

Lei_11
Lei_11

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

Hairygrim
Hairygrim

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.

vadagar1
vadagar1

 @Testsoul you are comparing it to....what exactly. !!! sadly we don't have real ones in space to compare them.

 

so pretty much all space ships in games and movies look like toys or are represented in an unrealistic way.

styymy
styymy

 @Testsoul Which ship? The fighter or the carrier? More video on the physics and scale are on the official website.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@lordshifu Go back to gays of war where things explode and you shoot everyone on face without any reason . MORON !

utrack
utrack

 @Master_Vexov Hey, you don't know a thing about space sims. Go play Freelancer Crossfire (online), Nexus...or drown. I'm making you this way towards it.

vadagar1
vadagar1

 @plusnminus people PHAIL to realize that the game will probably have 1000+ ship/fighter designs and who knows maybe player made ones.

Hendrix247
Hendrix247

 @hordicus Lion King was a hardcore game.. Don't know what you're talking about

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@rannoni Yep MMOs have carriers made with 7 million polygons even in prototype stage . Bravo !

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@jeffdee107 Sounds like a guy from COD generation who knows nothing about Space Sims and expecting Soldiers to fly in space and shooting everyone in face in first person view .

Suisfonia
Suisfonia

Use IE here, never got a commerical. *rollseyes*

Ranger-X
Ranger-X

 @Hairygrim

 yeah man! I got a rush too when that fighter took off! the music was pretty epic too!

Master_Vexov
Master_Vexov

 @utrack

 What do space sims have to do with a trailer??, really i think you just wanted to bark at anything you could. I own and play SINS, Gal Civ, and I swear im forgeting one. Even if this game is suppose to be a space sim, this trailer doesn't show anything but some flash.. its tells nothing like many other game trailers that hype ppl up.

lordshifu
lordshifu

 @gamefreak215jd  @Slagar nevermind him..... there are a lot of ultimate noob gamers round here...... they will even mistake Miranda for a lesbian hobbit. Just saying......