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40 gigabytes of Star Citizen data buys you one massive carrier ship

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Will Star Citizen ever be released? It’s the current gaming industry Moby Dick, a massive whale that drives many a backer to go mad with tantalising glimpses at the game to be that was paid for in part with over $75 million from their wallets. One day, it’ll release, but until then, the game is just going to keep on growing. How big is it right now then? Big enough that I can now vaguely segue my Moby Dick reference and use the word Gigabooty to describe the size of this project.

Over on Reddit, one fan revealed forty gigabooties of data that was downloaded after a community manager accidentally released part of a URL that linked to CryEngine assets in the game. That fan managed to guess the rest of the URL, and proceeded to download a ton of booty before Cloud Imperium Games paid attention. I’m not even mad though, that’s genuinely impressive, especially when said fan released the following video:

If you can’t see the video above, then at least part of it shows off the Bengal Carrier Ship. A ship so massive, that multiple people are needed to manoeuvre it in real-time. Don’t expect to drop cash on this baby however. You’ll have to search far and wide for a Bengal carrier, as Community Manager Ben Lesnick still explained:

You don’t have to be outside the law to get the stock Bengals, though. The idea is that we’ve seeded a couple of them out there in the universe, rendered derelict by a Vanduul (or other) attack. Players can go out there, find them and fix them up. It’s basically a conceit to get around the idea that the UEE would never actually let someone have such a ship.

The assets are a mash-up of course, so they don’t show the game off to it’s full crowdfunded potential. Still, it’s a nice peak at something related to Star Citizen. Especially something that’s bigger than my bedroom lies.

Last Updated: May 25, 2015

32 Comments

  1. So what happened to the FL01?

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  2. Spathi

    May 25, 2015 at 14:15

    “Will Star Citizen ever be released?” – Uhm, the release schedule places it at end 2016. Asking the same question in each and every SC article will not change that 😉

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    • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

      May 25, 2015 at 14:17

      Ah c’mon man.
      I wanted to make a comment about how it would be released 2 years after HL3.

      Once again a funny comment was ruined by logic and truth.

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      • Spathi

        May 25, 2015 at 14:18

        Sorry! But don’t worry, the next SC article will state the exact same thing so you’ll have another chance 😀

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        • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

          May 25, 2015 at 14:21

          Well now someone else will beat me to it.

          Can I sue for theft of intellectual property if someone else rips off my comment?
          Or do I have to wait 4 days to see if I get Comment of the Week before trying to take a portion of the pie?

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 25, 2015 at 14:19

        You can still say something about feature creep. The peanut gallery loves that one.

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        • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

          May 25, 2015 at 14:22

          *Looks at header and the still image from the video*
          I don’t think I need to.

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        • Spathi

          May 25, 2015 at 14:23

          Can you believe they are now adding textures and different sounds for different ships! They said nothing about different sounds or textures when I pledged. DAMN CIG WITH THEIR FEATURE CREEP!

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 25, 2015 at 14:26

            I bet it’s all a giant scam & they’re going to run away with the money!

          • Bjørn Sandåker

            May 29, 2015 at 11:30

            You forget the yachts and Porches they supposedly have bought. And an island in the Carribean too, I hear. LOL!

      • Hammersteyn

        May 25, 2015 at 14:20

        Oops……

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 25, 2015 at 15:32

    • Hammersteyn

      May 25, 2015 at 14:19

      So just after HL3? 😛

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    • The D

      May 25, 2015 at 15:50

      I have some snake oil that you might be interested in buying…

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  3. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 25, 2015 at 14:15

    The interior of this ship is almost like 3 CoDs

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  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 25, 2015 at 14:15

    THAT’S A LOT OF SHIP!

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  5. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 25, 2015 at 14:16

    02:38

    AIR CHAIRS!!!

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  6. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    May 25, 2015 at 14:16

    *peek

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  7. Hammersteyn

    May 25, 2015 at 14:20

    Oh Internet, more leaks than a Russian submarine

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  8. Johann

    May 25, 2015 at 14:20

    Bengal Carrier… Tiger’s Claw…

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 25, 2015 at 14:21

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 25, 2015 at 14:31

        ANITA. ANIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 25, 2015 at 14:33

          Apparently the bakkie was donated to a veterinarian after the movie. So you see…

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          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 25, 2015 at 14:34

            Was the veterinarian a equine specialist?
            [If I was willing to abuse the hash symbol I would put the word irony here]

          • Hammersteyn

            May 25, 2015 at 14:35

            One can only hope

  9. HairyEwok

    May 25, 2015 at 15:42

    I swear if that’s the file size for one ship and there being well over 15+ ships with a expanding galaxy then 100gigs total size of the game is starting to sound small

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    • Ken

      May 26, 2015 at 06:02

      There was a heck of a lot more of content in the leak than a single ship.And even if it wasn’t, that’s the third largest ship in the game.

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  10. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 25, 2015 at 15:53

    I will sell all of you into slavery for that ship. And then use whoever is left (or was deemed worthless and wouldn’t even be taken for free) to crew my fleet of awesome carries. Muahahahahaha.

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  11. chimera_85

    May 25, 2015 at 16:17

    So does that mean 5 (example) actual living breathing people are required to be in the game together making sure the ship “flies”?

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    • Spathi

      May 25, 2015 at 19:41

      You can hire NPCs as well!

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  12. Joe Black

    May 26, 2015 at 01:19

    They are nothing if not ambitious.

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  13. HvR

    May 26, 2015 at 10:56

    “A ship so massive, that multiple people are needed to manoeuvre it in real-time”

    Go Go Power Rangers!!!!

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