Latest Star Citizen trailer is UltraHD if you have the hardware

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Continuing the trend of showing off the game by demoing its spaceships as in-game commercials, here’s the latest from Star Citizen; the Anvil Aerospace Hornet. what makes this trailer special though, is that it’s available to watch in 4K resolution, if you have the requisite hardware. I don’t – but it looks pretty damned amazing in 1080p. And it’s all in-engine, in real time.

"We’re pushing the limits with Star Citizen, and this commercial is our best example yet," Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts said on the Robert’s Space Industries site.

"It’s rendered 100 per cent in-engine in real-time at 4K resolution. We scale everything for the super high resolutions that will be the basis of tomorrow’s gaming experience; our assets are designed with high polycounts instead of having details baked into their textures. That’s a big part of why Nvidia and AMD have been demoing Star Citizen at 4K!

"The next generation of CPUs and GPUs will make this kind of experience possible in gameplay, and we are building Star Citizen to be ready. With the Hornet commercial, we wanted to give our backers an early look."

If you have a 4K monitor, firstly, curse you. Secondly, make sure the clip is set to “Original HD”. Something tells me this game is going to be responsible for many a PC upgrade.

Last Updated: October 23, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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