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.

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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.

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