- Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:19 pm
I have been watching these Wingman's Hanger videos in reverse order. I am down to episode 43.
I have to say this game is creating a revolution in the gaming industry. Chris Roberts vision is to stay on the edge of technology. absolute and unarguable attention to full realism is the order of the day. Chris doesn't want anything that can be considered cheesy or gamey. he keeps going into the art department demanding they put more polygons in the models. all the models have 50% more polygons than any game out there. the team is working closely with the team at Crytek to get every ounce of performance out of the Crytek engine.
yesterday they reached the $39 million goal (it took 2 weeks from the last goal of $37 million). the goal for $39 million was the hiring of people to start the creation of the 2 alien races(full star systems and planets). he announced this morning the next goal is $41 million. if reached he will hire a team to R&D an enhanced form of "procedurally generated content" .
from the website: Procedural Generation R&D Team – This stretch goal will allocate funding for Cloud Imperium to develop procedural generation technology for future iterations of Star Citizen. Advanced procedural generation will be necessary for creating entire planets worth of exploration and development content. A special strike team of procedural generation-oriented developers will be assembled to make this technology a reality.
a goal of $41 million and they will hire people to R&D that technology. as of this posting they have passed $40 million and are at 8% to $41 million.
there is so much going on over at Cloud Interactive. some of the things they are doing are things like full 0g simulation on the avatars. the smaller ships don't have "grav plates" and everything is 0g. other things include NO MENUES for anything, period. everything in existence has volume and mass and can be interacted with. all ships are made from hulls and systems that have full multi-level damage models. you can even track footprints in your ship that will stay until cleaned.
another exciting technology they are working on is a facial recognition program that will make your avatar look like you. is that over the top or what?
they are also trying to get rid of any chat system and have avatars actually talk. this list of ambitious stuff is long.
when Chris Roberts said he wanted to create a living universe he wasn't kidding, he is making it happen.
be excited, be very excited.