Good news for all PC space fans, as Cris Roberts’ Star Citizen has hit its Kickstarter goal and managed to raise $500K in five days. What this obviously means is that the game will be funded, and there are 26 days left for this Kickstarter campaign. Star Citizen is a PC exclusive space combat game that – according to Chris Roberts himself – is the vision he had for Freelancer (but in a different universe with a more realistic gritty tone).
Roberts has unveiled some new information about his space project and we are pretty sure that some of you got confused about the game’s title. This space combat game was initially teased as Squadron 42 and then was officially announced as Star Citizen. So, is it called Squadron 42 or Star Citizen? According to Roberts, Squadron 42 is the SP mode of his space project and Star Citizen is its MP mode.
Star Citizen and Squadron 42 will feature FPS gameplay, as players will be able to step outside of their spaceships and explore some abandoned places such as a station, a derelict wreck or an abandoned mine.
Last but not least, Star Citizen is ‘designed to have a level of detail on individual ships like not other space game done to date – each fighter has something like 100-300 parts, most of which that have individual damaged versions and can break off‘ and players will be able to ‘increase or drop power to your shields depending on where you need to place your ships power output‘.
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