In a pretty neat addition, Cloud Imperium Games has announced new FaceWare facial mapping software for Star Citizen. All you need is a simple webcam and the facial recognition software will translate your facial movements in-game, including speech. Laugh in real life and sure enough, your character will laugh in Star Citizen.
This is some very cool technology to put into the hands of PC gamers and it should really help with the immersion aspect of Star Citizen’s persistent universe. You’ll be able to meet and interact with other players completely naturally, whether that’s showing again at some stolen cargo or just shooting the breeze in a city bar.
FaceWare works with just about any old camera that you plug into your PC, although a dedicated version with 60fps capture for accurate face movements is also being produced.
Star Citizen's Alpha 3.0 should be rolling out at some point in September.