$141 Million Budget Game Star Citizen Details Its Persistent Universe In New Video

Star Citizen
Star Citizen

When it comes to the gaming industry, the word ‘ambitious’ is so overused that it’s almost become meaningless. But if there’s one game that truly fits the bill as being iconic, it’s Star Citizen.

‘Why is that?’, you ask. Well, to put it bluntly, Star Citizen is a crowdfunded game which managed to raise $141 million. Let that sink in. A crowdfunded game with a budget of $141 million. So yeah, not only is it the second highest crowdfunded project of all time, but it’s also the first crowdfunded game that can truly be classed as AAA. That’s an achievement for the history books.

The reason why I’m going on about Star Citizen today is because the game’s official Youtube channel released a new video in which director Chris Roberts meets with several of the lead designers from development studio Cloud Imperium Games to discuss how the Persistent Universe system will work. Not only will there be a ton of worlds to explore, but each one will have its own unique personality and history rather than just being labelled as a generic ice planet or desert planet, etc.

And yeah, I’ve heard a ton of haters calling Star Citizen the next No Man’s Sky, something which Roberts himself acknowledges in the video. Although he doesn’t mention NMS by name, it’s pretty obvious what he’s referring to it at 5:25, when he says the following:

“Even though we may not have a billion procedurally generated moons or planets, we’ll have a very large amount of planets and moons that have a really well constructed set of environments and ecosystems that will be unique and challenging to explore.”

I guess I have to respect the dude for ripping on No Man’s Sky without being too explicit.

In addition to traversing the galaxy, there will also feature a single-player FPS component called Squadron 42, which will feature a ton of name actors, including Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Gillian Anderson, Rhona Mitra, Ben Mendelsohn, Liam Cunningham, John Rhys-Davies and Sophie Wu. Seems like they’ve got some hardcore talent onboard.

No release date has been set for Star Citizen, but you can keep an eye on its regularly updated Youtube channel to stay informed.

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