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Star Citizen’s FPS mode is called Star Marine

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Star Citizen holds – and continues to break – the record for the most crowdfunded game in the history of both games and crowdfunding. That’s a good thing – because with the game’s ever-increasing feature list and galactic scope, Cloud Imperium Games certainly needs the money. IF things continue the way they are, Star Citizen may end up being the most expensive game ever made. One of the newest things added to the game is its first person shooter mode – which now has a name: Star Marine.

And unlike the dogfighting module, it won’t be launched in its most basic form; it’ll be a full playable mode that even includes a space-bound sports game, and will feature “animation fidelity and attention to detail that you wouldn’t normally expect in an ‘alpha’ gameplay module.” Like everything else about Star Citizen though, it will be refined, tweaked, improved upon and may end up completely different when the game is finally released to retail…sometime in 2026.

“Since the days of Wing Commander, I’ve dreamed of integrating a first person shooter with a space sim. It’s such an exciting idea: you might land your fighter on a carrier and then race into battle to repel alien boarders… or you might put down on a seedy border world and fight off pirates eager to steal your cargo!” enthuses Cloud Imperium’s Chris Roberts. “And on a broader level, it speaks to our longtime goal of increasing immersion: you’re no longer taken out of the action with between-mission gameflow menus or worse. Instead, from the moment you start the game to the minute you exit, you’re living in and interacting with the Star Citizen world!”

“That’s why we kicked off Star Citizen as a ‘First Person Universe’ right from the start, and it’s why we picked an FPS engine to build on. Star Citizen isn’t like my previous games: you aren’t directly ‘playing’ a ship… you’re controlling a character who is flying a ship. You’ve had first person action against fighters in Arena Commander, you’ve explored your hangar… you’ve even drawn your pistol in combat to take shots at other players and their ships!”

It all sounds rather good, but for now I’m tempering my own excitement. I perhaps stupidly, made the decision to wait for a retail release instead of jumping on the early access model. I may be waiting forever as the game’s scale keeps increasing.

“Development for Star Citizen has scaled extremely quickly and there are difficulties with a project of this scale, which averages 1500 check-ins per week, to keeping builds stable for our players, testers as well as internally for our developers. Major changes were made to the development flow of features internally and the process in which they make it out to release builds. Whilst this might sound a bit boring, to maintain the tempo of development star citizen demands it’s important this stability is built into the development process which is what is being done internally.”

The game is set for release next year. I hope.

You can read the rather lengthy, explicitly details FPS update here.

Last Updated: May 12, 2015

34 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    May 12, 2015 at 10:34

    At least I was one of the first backers.

    Cannot wait.

    Reply

    • Sageville

      May 12, 2015 at 13:03

      You will wait!

      You will wait and you will love the wait.

      You will tell us how you have no regrets and you will wait.

      Then you will wait some more and tell us you’d prefer to wait.

      You will wait.

      ~A Haiku “The waiting man” – by Sageville

      Reply

  2. Umar

    May 12, 2015 at 10:36

    The only thing larger than this game’s scale is the amount of things to read. Hot damn.

    Reply

  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 12, 2015 at 10:39

    Squadron 42, the SP part, is due for release at the end of this year, the persistent universe is next year. I won’t be surprised to see either or both delayed though, and don’t mind if they are.

    Reply

  4. Mistake Not...

    May 12, 2015 at 10:42

    You know what would be funny?
    “Sorry, guys. We overestimated a bit. This is too much for us. Star Citizen cancelled. No refunds of the $82 million raised. we have already left the country.”
    If I can sort out my internet and maybe upgrade my PC somewhat, I will hopefully be able to play this someday. it’s looking good.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 10:44

      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 10:49

        STAHP

        As long as they keep a steady flow of options becoming available everything will be fine

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 12, 2015 at 11:00

      I don’t think Crowdfunding as a concept, or as a reality, could withstand the blow that this would do to investor confidence. So for the sake of crowdfunding, I hope this doesn’t happen. As a gamer, I hope they deliver on everything.

      Reply

  5. RinceThis

    May 12, 2015 at 10:45

    Next year? BWAHAHAH!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 10:51

      When did this start again?

      Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 11:04

        I think Rince was born laughing. It didn’t so much “start”. It just never ended.

        OH! You meant something else? 😛

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 11:18

          hahahaha

          Reply

  6. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 12, 2015 at 10:51

    This is the dream. This is it. Once this is released, just unplug me from reality and jack me in to Star Citizen. I’m not going to be around when space colonisation is a thing. So this is as close as I’m going to get, ladies and gentlemen. I’m out. Peace. *jacks in

    *jacks out five minutes later to pee and get coffee

    Hahaha. Seriously though. If I can walk around a planet… get into my ship… go fight an intergalactic battle.. and board a giant enemy ship and shoot my way through to the captain who I slay with a shard of glass that was embedded in my leg? Best. Game. Ever. I literally cannot see a way for this to suck. To fail, yes. But I choose to believe.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 12, 2015 at 10:52

      This and Fallout 4, then for all intents and purposes I will be dead to the world.

      Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 10:52

        All I can think is… the missus is ganna be so pissed! 😛

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 12, 2015 at 10:54

          Why? She can have some interaction when she brings the food. 😛

          *Get’s ready to run

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 10:52

      Yup, this might be the best game ever if they deliver on everything.

      Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 10:53

        I truly want it to be what they want it to be. I really hope they can make it work. We need them to make it work. They need to show the world we’re ready for the next step. Triple A titles are just not giving me what I want/need anymore.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 10:58

          Publishers are taking their ball home and we cant play with it no more.
          Silent Hill – Dead
          System Shock – Dead
          C&C – Dead
          Red Alert – Dead
          1313 – F*****g DEAD
          Syndicate – Dead
          Simcity – Dead
          Dungeon Keeper – Dead
          Mega Man – Dead
          Resident Evil – Dead
          Most of these titles has us looking to a spiritual successor of some sort.

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          • Wraith

            May 12, 2015 at 11:10

            Don’t forget Prey 2 and The Last Guardian! #SorryUmar

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 11:18

            Oof, the feels.

          • Skoobaz

            May 12, 2015 at 11:32

            Ouch, but so true, much loved titles in there. C&C and Sim City for instance. D>E>A>D

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 12, 2015 at 14:16

            Dungeon Keeper revived but the devs as war for the overworld.

            It is my pubic duty to let people know. 🙂

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 12, 2015 at 10:59

      Just spending a few minutes flying around some asteroids when they first released AC was enough for me to believe.

      Reply

  7. Ranting Raptor

    May 12, 2015 at 11:19

    The waiting period between Duke Nukem 3D and Duke Nukem Forever is starting to sound much shorter with how long SC is taking to get launched…..

    Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 12, 2015 at 14:15

      Still shorter than HL3. 😛

      Reply

    • CDJay

      May 12, 2015 at 16:10

      *Yeah*, right! Crowdfunding finished 2.5 years ago. 1 year scaling up studios. 1.5 years full blown dev. Visible progress, particularly this year. Likely we’ll see most of the building blocks over the summer, with a chance (although only that, a chance) of Squadron 42 and early-alpha limited PU, with 5 planets, by year end. That’s 3 years after crowdfunding ended. Following year will see work directed at polish and assets for the wider PU, likely culminating in a late 2016 launch proper. Utterly unreasonable, refunds for all… yeah? 😛

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 12, 2015 at 16:54

        I think you missed the joking tone not present in text.

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        • Lemonscampi

          May 13, 2015 at 17:52

          Nobody would assume you are joking because there are actually scores of people moaning about how long this not long in development game is taking……that’s how bloody stupid some gamers are.

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 07:50

            But that’s why I compared it to a ridiculously long awaited game? It was implied 😛

    • Lemonscampi

      May 13, 2015 at 17:49

      2.5 years at the moment is a long time for a huge AAA to you?

      So what about the 5 year wait for GTA or 5 years for Watchdogs or 7 years for Grant iris more 5 do you call them a lifetime Wait?

      Reply

  8. Skoobaz

    May 12, 2015 at 11:29

    Got me golden ticket, however waiting and waiting and waiting some moar!

    Reply

  9. Ranting Raptor

    May 12, 2015 at 13:45

    Darnit darnit darnit.

    Opportunity missed!

    Star who?

    https://freakoffandom.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gog_9.png

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 14:06

      XDXDXD

      Reply

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