Back in 2012, Star Citizen caught the imagination of the gaming nation on Kickstarter. Featuring Chris Roberts of Wing Commander and Freelancer fame as its head, the game went on to raise over $2 million on Kickstarter.
However, that was only part of the funds that Star Citizen would get from crowdfunding and between the kickstarter, and its own fundraising on its Website – Robert Space Industries (RSI for short) – has gotten over $67 million from over 689k people. They said they wanted to make an AAA crowdfunded game on an AAA Budget and well, while its not Destiny’s budget it is a big budget they’ve gotten from it.
With that and its ever expanding goals, the name for the trailer is particularly apt. Imagine – and hasn’t everyone been doing just that. Imagining what they think Star Citizen can be and buying the ships, pledging money to do just that. Isn’t that what Robert Space Industries has done – imagine how they can push it as a space simulator?
So its a very apt name for the trailer, which we’ll show here in a little but that isn’t the only news we have today on Star Citizen. They have released version 1.0 of their Arena Commander module which is available for playing to people who are supporters of it. Arena Commander is their dog fighting and piloting simulator that works in concert with their Hanger Module that lets players feel and experiment with flying in Star Citizen. Version 1.0 here is a stepping stone in their way to working on it and it introduces several big features for it as a major build number would imply – New Ships, New Guns, New Missile Racks and new missiles, and some new systems that make up the Signature System. You can read the full update to find out more about it and learn what changes are being worked on.
Now since you waited here’s your trailer:
What do you think of Star Citizens new Trailer? Are you excited about it in general? What do you think of their updates to Arena Commander and combat in general? Tell us in the comments below!