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Check out all-new gameplay footage for Star Citizen Alpha 2.0

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Star Citizen may not be close to being finished, but even the current second big alpha state of the massively ambitious space simulator is starting to look rather delicious. And impossibly so, at that. Look, I’m down for a new space exploration game that blends in some combat and beautiful visuals, but Star Citizen still sounds impossibly ambitious to me. I’ll happily eat my hat if I’m proven wrong, but that might still be a while.

Fresh out of the Game Awards 2015 comes a new look at the gameplay of Star Citizen. Style! Special effects! First-person shooting mechanics! Check it out below:

So how is Star Citizen doing in its latest monthly crowdfunding efforts? Really damn well apparently. Right now, Star Citizen has secured $99.6 million in funds raised by the Star Citizen community of over a million players. There isn’t even a stretch goal at this level, as the $65 million mark that was surpassed was designed to introduce enhanced ship modularity.

Like I said, Star Citizen is immense in scope and ambition. It has ships, various game modes and Squadron 42’s A-list of voice talent that includes the likes of Gary Oldman and Mark Hammil. Do I have doubts about the game? Yes, yes I do. Do I want to see it released and set new benchmarks for what is possible?

You bet your posterior that I most certainly do. I’m not in the business of wish fulfilment however, so I’ll reserve judgement for the final product.

Last Updated: December 4, 2015


  1. But bloody hell does it look fantastic. Imagine that in Oculus!


  2. James Anderton

    December 4, 2015 at 14:06

    Still a better game than Destiny.


    • Hammersteyn

      December 4, 2015 at 14:11

      And it’s not even out yet O_o


  3. Original Heretic

    December 4, 2015 at 14:09

    Dunno about this game. They’re trying to combine too many elements into the gameplay. SOMETHING is going to end up being watered down and sloppy in comparison to the rest. Kinda like in Mad Max, where the vehicle aspects are good, but those on foot are not.


    • SC42

      December 4, 2015 at 16:29

      Don’t knock it before you try it. The FPS is actually pretty good in this game.


    • BacchusZA

      December 4, 2015 at 17:02

      Yup, this game is never going to be as good as people want to believe that it will be. I have every confidence that it will be good, hopefully very good even, but it’s never going to match peoples expectations and ambitions.

      It’s the main reason why I stopped paying much attention to the development & stopped visiting the forums a *long* time ago, to avoid getting caught up in the hype. This way, when it releases, I can be pleasantly surprised by what I find, rather than terribly disappointed when a lot of stuff is in the game that doesn’t come close to what was imagined.


  4. Sageville

    December 4, 2015 at 14:15

    How long can a kickstartered game idea remain in Alpha…


    • Admiral Chief - CHAAARGE!

      December 4, 2015 at 14:19



    • Hammersteyn

      December 4, 2015 at 14:22

      Dunno, where’s the funding at?


    • Spathi

      December 4, 2015 at 15:37

      The game is just past 3 years in development currently. It certainly isn’t a long time for a game of this scope? It feels super long because the “game” was reported on before actual development started.


  5. Admiral Chief - CHAAARGE!

    December 4, 2015 at 14:16

    Ok, I’m seriously underwhelmed here


    • Spathi

      December 4, 2015 at 15:43

      Truth be told, and I’m a massive fan of the Star Citizen “vision”, the trailer was very underwhelming and didn’t provide a good representation of what is possible currently in game.

      But, do yourself a favour if you are a Wing Commander or Privateer fan and go and watch some gameplay videos of 2.0 (currently only on the test servers). Don’t pledge, wait for the game proper to release, but you’ll see why some people feel the need to throw money at the game.

      Also, best looking explosions eva (no pun intended)!!!


      • BacchusZA

        December 4, 2015 at 17:08

        Yeah, as much as I really have my doubts about scope creep and over inflated expectations and ambitions for this game, that Wing Commander and Privateer pedigree is what keeps me hopeful for & at least a bit excited about it.
        Star Citizen is never in a million years going to live up to peoples expectations. But if it lives up to what Chris Roberts has done before, and is as good as the Wing Commander series, & Privateer 2 in particular, were? I’ll be quite satisfied & glad for the money I spent on this.


  6. SC42

    December 4, 2015 at 16:29

    Hi everyone, for the new players interested in beginning their adventure in Star Citizen, you can use this code when signing up to be granted 5,000 credits (worth $5 USD) that can be spent on the website after you register. Thanks, and enjoy!




    • Ken

      December 5, 2015 at 07:52

      Stop fucking spamming


  7. SC42

    December 4, 2015 at 16:50

    Hi everyone, did you can now try Star Citizen for free until December 14th. Unlock 3 ships and get $5 worth of free in game currency here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist?referral=STAR-JHYH-GNB9


  8. Shfifty

    December 4, 2015 at 17:34

    You can try Star Citizen free until December 14th. Unlock 3 ships and get $5 worth of in game currency here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist?referral=STAR-WCYP-R79H


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