Star Citizen Enters Most Intense Release Schedule Yet With FPS And Social Modules

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:45 PM
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Cloud Imperium Games is about to begin its most intense schedule of releases for Star Citizen yet, with plans in place for the launch of Arena Commander 1.1, the first-person shooter module, and the 'social module', which is the first chunk of the persistent universe.

While Chris Roberts wasn’t forthcoming on actual targeted launch dates, we can expect to see all of these arrive in Star Citizen in some shape or form over the coming few months. It marks the first time all of these separate parts of Star Citizen are coming together, building towards the eventual launch of the Squadron 42 single-player module in the summer.

We’ve talked a lot about how Star Citizen will come together from disparate pieces over the past year, and we are now entering into when that happens,” said Roberts. “I can’t express how excited I am. Will there be unforeseen issues, bugs to squash and things to balance? Yes! …but I know that I have an amazing development team AND the best community ever assembled behind me. Stay tuned: it’s going to be big!

It’s unclear what Cloud Imperium Games has up its sleeve for the next major update to the Arena Commander module, which is based around PvP dogfighting.

The highly anticipated FPS module will do exactly what it says on the tin, allowing players to duke it out on spaceships, with the possibility of dynamic anti-gravity at launch. While this is likely to be restricted to designated arenas at launch, the plan is to allow players to board other ships and take part in run and gun battles.

Finally the social module is set to allow players to land planetside, getting out of their ship and wandering around cities, chatting with their fellow players. It’s CIG just dipping its toes in a persistent universe.

Star Citizen has now surpassed $73 million in funding, and it continues to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars every week. Roberts has made the decision to move away from traditional stretch goals which bring in new content, and will instead be focusing on the basic mechanics of how Star Citizen works.

Have you made the leap into Star Citizen's ever-changing world yet? If not, when do you plan to?

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20:44 Feb-24-2015

Shut up and take my money

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01:18 Feb-25-2015

Doesn't really make much sense seeing as you can already pay to play Star Citizen.

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20:30 Feb-24-2015

Anyone know the best time to buy a ship? Like a basic ship to just access and spend time with whats available to play. I have a joystick and don't want to jump in too early and not have anything to do. I do want to support the game though.

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21:10 Feb-24-2015

The best time is when YOU are ready.
Right now the dogfighting module is playable.
I usually put in about 4hrs every update (about 2 weeks)
Be warned, it's still in alpha: THERE ARE BUGS.

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13:22 Feb-24-2015

people who got starcitizen after purshasing an amd card will they be able to play the originl game when its released or they have to buy it

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14:03 Feb-24-2015

I dont really understand your question. what does purchasing an AMD card have to do with buying star citizen? did I miss sth important?

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14:17 Feb-24-2015

yes i got it for free with my 295x2, those who bought 290 290x and i think 280x got a code allowing them to purshace a ship in starcittizen

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14:19 Feb-24-2015

check your email box may be they sent you a code also

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02:47 Feb-25-2015

I got a coupon code for 3 free games downloads with my 270X, Star Citizen was one of them. That's all of the modules as they are released, including the full game when it's out.


I've got my fingers crossed that I'll be able to run it when it's released, I'd imagine it'll be well optimized for what it is. I'm able to get around 40fps in the hanger on high, 35 in AC, and 35ish on med in the races

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02:50 Feb-25-2015

That purchase included the Mustang Omega as well.


I really hope I can get at lease 30-35fps in the full release, even if that's on low-med settings. (Which so far still look amazing btw).


I know my CPU is more than enough, but the GPU may need to be upgraded with time. I'm thinking possibly the 4GB 290X

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14:25 Feb-24-2015

From what I know you can jump into the game with just that spaceship. You can't buy the game. You can download the game for free.

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14:38 Feb-24-2015

goooood, i bought a small ship ( 60 dollars ) i dont think that i can face huge spaceship with that so maybe i have to upgrde or buy another one

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10:41 Mar-03-2015

Thats not the way it goes. You need to buy a starter pack (I have Aurora MR+) which includes Alpha access and the full game when it releases. You will also have the attributed ship in the full game, and of course the existing modules.

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12:47 Feb-24-2015

After I upgrade to 16GB RAM, Intel Skylake, 16GB DDR4-3000mhz and Nvidia Pascal I will be ready :)

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14:03 Feb-24-2015

yep I have similiar plans :D

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