Aug 26 2016
The development of Star Citizen has been somewhat mythical. With record breaking crowdfunding milestones, incredibly expensive DLC bought months before anyone had any access to the game and one of the most binary fanbases going, Robert Space Industries really hasn't had it easy with this one.
However, slow and steady wins the race and progress has been persistent, albeit glacial. This week marks the leap between the big 2.0 alpha release that we... Read
Dec 17 2015
The great space race of the 21st century has been a virtual one and, unlike, the cold war era race for the final frontier, it has been relatively amicable between the big mmo superpowers.
EVE Online, Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen and No Man's Sky have all covered very similar ground, but the developers have all been quite civil, with the likes of Elite's David Braben even stating that he wanted all the big sci-fi mmo games to do well.
That said... Read
Dec 14 2015
It may be the end of the year, but that's not stopping Star Citizen from really hitting its stride.
The Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 version has just been released and the virtual game also broke past the $100 million mark in its blistering crowdfunding campaign.
Star Citizen's Chris Roberts said Alpha 2.0 is a "major breakthrough" headlined by space combat in a massive play area, first persona battles and multi-crew ships that allow for intergalacti... Read
Nov 28 2015
The tester population in Star Citizen seems accelerating to critical mass with another 50,000 players added in latest patch to the test server also known as Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 PTU. This means tens of thousands more MMO fans scrutinizing every aspect of and ridding bugs in the space simulation virtual worlds game.Developers seem to be ushering in so much more people on the test server in order to solve the server instability issues th... Read
Nov 19 2015
Oh, Star Citizen, you're just so coy. After all this time, anything other than actual game play can be seen as a bit of a disappointing announcement from Robert Space Industries. Even the controversial ground ops PvP stuff would be more satisfying than the little snippets of promo and marketing that have been getting banded about for the mmo of late.
With that in mind, you're probably already disappointed by the headline on this article - concep... Read
Oct 24 2015
The first post merge patch of Star Citizen has been made available on the live server.
Star Citizen Alpha 1.3 is the culmination of under the hood improvements, as well as updates to the flight model and gun sizes of ships in the space simiulation virtual worlds game.Players can expect the new patch to include a large expansion to the ArcCorp's Area 18, social interface overhaul and new emotes.
Some semblance of balance is being attempted i... Read
Oct 22 2015
For those who love high internet drama, the ongoing Star Citizen Derek Smart feud is the gift that just keeps on giving. The fur has really been flying the last few months after Derek Smart has been rattling his saber through his blog and on social media demanding that CIG (Cloud Imperium Games) open their books to a full financial audit and accusing Chris Roberts of essentially running a scam on mmo gamers with promises that can never be deliver... Read
Oct 13 2015
Last week we reported on the ever popular, yet still technically fictitious space mmo, Star Citizen as it rose to dizzying new heights with over 900 thousand backers making a combined effort to accrue over $90 million worth of funds.
Star Citizen is truly making waves and setting a pretty high bar for crowdfunded games everywhere and now they've achieved something that was never thought to be possible - 1 million backers.
This leap is, as you m... Read
Oct 07 2015
Can it be? Really? Surely this whole thing has been a hoax. It's getting to the point now, with Star Citizen, that nobody would be surprised if the overlords at RSI just shut everything down and announced that the whole ordeal was just one giant social experiment to see how far a gamers would go to willingly bankroll mmo development.
With close to 1 million backers the whole ordeal has been simply staggering, wrangling a fanbase and a budget tha... Read
Sep 18 2015
Star Citizen has had somewhat of a rough year. Key features of the game, such as the first person shooter module, were delayed, and then there is the ongoing drama between developer Derek Smart and Star Citizen itself. Rumblings have increased that the dreaded feature creep has afflicted the virtual worlds mmo, and even a few backers have managed to secure some refunds. During all this tumult, the developers released a multicrew demo at the Games... Read