Published on October 23rd, 2013 | by George X.
New Star Citizen In-Game Engine Video Released
Creator Chris Roberts’ Cloud Imperium Games just released a new commercial for their upcoming record-breaking crowdfunded MMO space-sim game.
The commercial is about pre-ordering the Hornet F7C fighter and pledging some more cash in the development of Star Citizen. The video, above, shows off a small-scale combat situation between two ships weaving in and out of an asteroid field. It’s a make-believe commercial for the fictitious Anvil Aerospace Hornet that is, according to Roberts, “100 per cent in-engine” – and displayed in an eye-watering 4K resolution.
“We’re pushing the limits with Star Citizen, and this commercial is our best example yet,” Roberts said.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Roberts announced Star Citizen had raised an incredible $24 million (the video above fuelled a number of new pledges).