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Old October 18, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Default Star Citizen Announced - Wing Commander Sequel

This next gen space opera/sim has finally been announced.

I love the look of it and the way they are going about it.
I made my first crowd funding pledge to it as this game is what got me into space/flight simulation all those years ago.

No monthly subscription - Pay once and play for free for ever
Single player campaign with branching stories (can also be played Co-op)
Offline and online play
Persistent Universe Public Servers AND Private servers.
No concept of Pay to win - although it looks like you could still theoretically buy the best ships and parts, they are going to discourage that type of game play through the gameplay somehow... "no concept of level 80 - kill everything players" to quote Chris Roberts.
Private servers allow modding and community content and the Public world will also allow approved community content.
Micro patching instead of yearly patches and they will constantly add content and new single player stories. (some you have to pay for.. a new story/mission pack for example)

You have to see the teaser trailer and Chris Roberts 1hr launch video to appreciate the level of immersion he is creating... walking around carriers, getting in ships, full 3d rendered cockpits (and fully animated pilots) and cockpit entry/exit in realtime first person view. WOW!

PS. he makes no apology for needing latest gen hardware for this game either.

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Good press annoucement
Meet Star Citizen, Wing Commander’s 21st-Century Successor | Kotaku Australia

1hr Launch video and preview
Star Citizen Announcement Panel from GDC 2012 - GameSpot.com
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Old October 18, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Alot of people are seeing this as Eve with a cockpit view and less mining... but will keep the "you screw up you will pay for it part".

I cant wait to see how this comes out.
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Old October 18, 2012, 04:40 AM
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I have to say, without knowing that much about the franchise, the description of server / gameplay options sounds like it's from somebody who really "gets it" from a player/user perspective.
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:08 PM
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As a once a week EVE player ( yes it bores me now) I am looking forward to the full immersion aspect of Squadron 42 (Star Citizen)
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Wing commander was pretty good way back in the 90s I used play privateer more then wing commander
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Old October 18, 2012, 01:00 PM
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And they add Kickstarter right after I fund it on his site. Doesn't matter, I think it's going to hit the target anyways.
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Sorely tempted to fund this, I loved Wing Commander, but Freespace II was amazing.
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