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Star Citizen Switches To Amazon Lumberyard Engine

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Star Citizen the ambitious crowd sourced multi-genre spaceship simulator under development at Cloud Imperium Games has made the switch from Crytek’s CryEngine to the Amazon.com developed Lumberyard  engine. Lumberyard is a freely distributed fork of CryEngine that provides developers with the graphical capabilities and networking code to produce everything from indie to AAA titles. In addition to the graphical prowess of that CryEngine is known for, Lumberyard also allows devs to use Twitch.TV and Amazon Web Services (AWS) within the game...

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Star Citizen’s Single Player Campaign Won’t Be Released This Year

Today at CitizenCon Cloud Imperium Games announced that Star Citizen’s single player campaign ‘Squadron 42’ has been delayed outside of this year. Squadron 42 is the single player component of the ambitious space title which is currently under development at Foundry 42’s UK Studio. Featuring a high profile cast with actors like Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill as well as Liam Cunningham and a whole host of other performers. The story tells the tale of the United Empire of Earth...

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Check Out This Stunning 4K Star Citizen Short Film

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Star Citizen is one of those games that I’ve kind of been keeping an eye on for some time. Despite not actually owning it, I’ll still find myself going to YouTube and watching footage from the latest PTU patches and additions as well as read the developer’s announcements simply because the game’s scope and aesthetic fascinate me. Enter some absolutely drop dead gorgeous gameplay curtesy of YouTuber Xenthor Xi. While some of the scenes in this 8...

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Star Citizen 2.0 Procedurally Generated Planet Landing Video Swoops In

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It seems that not a week goes by without a a brand new video for Star Citizen. The latest short video that has our attention is a three minute segment that showcases the upcoming ability  seamlessly fly from the outer orbit of a planet all the way down to the surface. It should be noted that this feature has not yet been implemented into the version of Star Citizen 2.0 that is currently available to backers.  In fact...

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Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is Live

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Highly anticipated space sim reaches major development milestone; early playable version combines space combat, FPS and multi-crew ships LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2015 —  Cloud Imperium Games™ (CIG), the company behind the hugely popular  Star Citizen™ space simulation game, announced today that the game’s  Alpha 2.0 version is now available for all backers to play. Last night we covered pretty extensively the new features and using reddit and the games own forums estimated that the release would be last night....

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Star Citizen 2.0 Alpha User Interface Video Blasts-Off

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A video has surfaced from the R/PCGaming sub-reddit that gives us a really in-depth look at the UI for one of the ships in the upcoming Star Citizen. I am really impressed by the level of interactivity that is available – you can check various statistics about your ship and everything is really well animated.  It looks like Star Citizen will be really immersive for fans of the space-flight genre. I’ll be honest I don’t know what...

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3 new flight modes to be added in Star Citizen 2.0 Release

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Star Citizen has been pretty controversial recently. Robertson Space Industries, the developer, has been accused of not delivering of having major staff issues, many backers requested updates on time tables and finances, and it even seemed some former employees corroborated these stories.  Well RSI hopes to put to bed all the malcontents with patch 2.0 for the alpha which brings major changes.  The change will add three new flight modes, Quantum travel, and move to a “third order motion...

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Star Citizen Exits Closed Alpha

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Cloud Imperium Games announced today that their much hyped space game Star-Citizen has essentially exited its closed alpha access. The news comes in Chris Roberts’ most recent Letter From the Chairman update, in which he also announced that Star Citizen has surpassed one million backers. “Anyone who has pledged for a Star Citizen Package can now play today without worrying they won’t have access to some portion of the ‘Verse in the future. No Star Marine pass, no Alpha...

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