Star Citizen’s 3.0 to ‘simulate a first-person universe with almost no limits’

As Star Citizen players are still grappling with the recently revealed development schedule, Chris Roberts has swooped in to provide some context and explanation for the roadmap. He said that the early summer jump to the alpha 3.0 build of the game will greatly expand on what Star Citizen can do and offer. The June update will contain a trio of moons to explore and the possibility of a large asteroid as well.

“When you see a planet or moon, you will be able to fly there, land and explore on foot, or from your ship or a ground vehicle you have brought with you. All seamlessly, all with the incredible first person detail that Star Citizen is known for,” Roberts said. “With this we are delivering something that goes way beyond the initial promises and conception of Star Citizen; we will be simulating a first-person universe with almost no limits.”

If Roberts’ letter isn’t enough to sate your need for information, there’s also the new monthly studio report to absorb. We’ve got it for you below, so watch now and thank us later!

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NovaScotiaCitizen

3.0 will be the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. Going to take a vacation when this is ready for download

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Melissa McDonald

I was really surprised to find that Uninstalling Star Citizen left a 19GB file in a Cloud Imperium Games folder on my C drive.
That’s just bad coding, man.

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Joe Blobers

Guys from Reddit (credits to Panicy + Sam00197) made a more readable chart here: https://imgur.com/a/7ssqB
Another nice JPEG will say some (joke inside :))

SQ42 schedule have been told to be released later, in 2017 I guess as there is no point announcing a schedule 6 months before it is provided. That will please all looking for more transparency. Also ATV’s are giving us much more insight since January, which is quite nice and informative.

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Humble DG

I feel that Star Citizen articles can now be considered comment section testing tools.

I have many gripes about SC, but most of them have already been discussed, so there’s no point. My only observation right now is that I feel Elite Dangerous is progressing in a such a manner that when SC is released, ED will be probably at the same place. They’re literally adding a lot of the same features, just over time rather than a single bulk release.

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NovaScotiaCitizen

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Humble DG

Yeah, I’m going to totally disagree on that statement. It’s hardly trash and I wouldn’t agree at all that they only did low level features over the past 4 years. It’s not the greatest game ever but it definitely has some incredible elements for a space simulator game and has incredible experiences, especially when playing through VR. As a VR game, I would put it on a top 10 list as far emersion goes.

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Solaris

I kind of doubt that (I play ED), at least not to the degree that SC is striving for. Not sure how much you have played of SC, but walking around, exploring derelict space stations, has been around a for quite awhile and is nearing a state that it feels very much near a final product (for that aspect of the game). With planetside exploration coming very soon, that will greatly expand content. I am not sure ED will achieve that same level of interactive environment that SC will. I do think ED has kicked ass with it’s stealth storylines (the discovery of alien civilization). That was a remarkable achievement and one of the best I’ve experienced in gaming.

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Humble DG

It was a half joke but also somewhat a real thought. I’m getting the vibe that SC will have a lot more features when said and done, but ED is moving the game along. I’m just curious if ED is actually going to go FPS mode in the future.

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Joe Blobers

I do not think they have the cash for that and to do it well, as good as SC. Nevertheless I am also a backer of ED and I hope they deliver more and as much as SC because Braben do make space game not equivalent of Wing Commander or Star Wars and diversity is good fo players :)

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Wendigo Runner

I figure SC will release around the same time that ED gets atmospheric planets and space legs.

lol

(for those who don’t know, that’s never going to happen but the true believers will insist it’s totally happening… some day.. maybe like 10 years from now but some day)

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Jonny Sage

Any game that can generate this much drama is bound to be good. Take EVE for example. Personally im enjoying SC. $40, playable space sim, amazing graphics. Detailed mechanics. If this is only part of the way there, the final sim will be evolutionary.

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Joe Blobers

EVE is now free to play. I tried it twice in 3 years… Clearly concept of EVE is not for me but it please many and it is good.
As a backer of ED (with lifetime free patch) I get the sense of 100’s hours I spent on all past Elite version, with of course much better graphics and deep feeling of… empty space. Their incremental approach perfectly fit their project developement as it is not based on Kickstarter model.

Squadron 42 is the successor or the critically acclaimed Wing Commander, made by the same man, with an even stronger backbone with his brother Ervin and many talented artists and team leaders. SC (MMO) being the cherry on the cake…. And we are now very close (translate a 12 months and few quarters away, at worst, from SQ42 Chapter 1 and Beta of SC) with many challenging patch, both for the team ancd backers who have the chance to help make this project a tangible reality.
The all project is financiary healthy and will be strengthen even more with flow of SQ42 new players and people on the fence, who prefer to get a finished product rather than participate from day one.

I am proud to build something together with +500.000 backers. Building is much more difficult than destroying. That is my way of life and it looks like we are a few (joke inside) with enough education and experience to separate the wheat from the chaff :)

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Joe Blobers

To Readers some of my comments that was providing a link to specific posts of my blog dedicated to deciphers toxic action made by an handful of guys have been removed. That is find and I respect that as it seems to hurt Massyvelyop policy as said by Bree.

However, and the new post made by Tufao here below, is part of this handfull guys, does prove one thing. Some (10 guyes at best versus +500.000 backers) are using scam, false advertising, deceptive claim but they can indeed repeat it at their leisure… that does not change the fact this game is going to be done and that all prophecies of Doom have already been proven false… :)
In short.. everything is fine and those who want to take the time to go to Youtube can find many proof of what backers are sharing, with more to come in the next quarters as CIG did finalized major pipelines.

As the title of article said: Star Citizen’s 3.0 to ‘simulate a first-person universe with almost no limits’

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edangerous

How about letting the game speak for itself.

It really does not need shouty people shouting at other shouty people, I’d imagine your typical reader’s eyes just glaze over at all this nonsense. Whiteknights and their counterparts are a pox on gaming.

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chachwagon

“using scam, false advertising, deceptive claim but they can indeed repeat it at their leisure”

Could not agree more with this. I’m getting tired of CIG continuing to promise that things will be released then bait and switch ship sales and skins, clothes, etc. It’s a disgrace. They are truly using deceptive practices to make money off of unsuspecting backers. I’m glad you are raising awareness about this.

I totally agree CIG is saying they are about to release some amazing new thing, which turns out to be more delays and then 5% of the promised content. Good thing r/starcitizen_refunds exists. It’s not too late for players to back out.

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Joe Blobers

Your call man. Awarness is good as long the ones doing so are right :) If you are a backer and want a refund go ahead, do not feel seek because you think that possibly +500.000 people are wrong.
If you are not a backer… you can still wait another year and check out this site for news and Youtube for even more detailed in game video.

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chachwagon

Totally agree with this. I’m not suggesting everyone get a refund. It’s crucial that there are some people left contributing to the game while others get their money out. If they stop development or slow down even more, getting a refund will be practically impossible.

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Joe Blobers

Do not get me wrong. I am not suggesting that any one request refund. Rather said that if you are a true kicstarter contributor, you must select carefully projects. I did backe 3 in total including SC. I pledged to SC because I had not doubt and know the man behind, and still have zero doubt (indeed quite the opposite) about a release in mid-2018 of SQ42 Chapter 1 and major patch in 2017 for SC.

Indeed I will add a few more dollars as soon 3.0 is out (end of June) rather that buy another EA or Ubisoft copy/paste games.
Before the end of the week-end or even Saturday 22d of April, 147M$ will be reached. CIG is stronger than ever financially and have all pipelines aligned to deliver.
I never lesson twistted mind people with an agenda. Ever. Especially those with a proven dedication to destroy others and not delivering any of their own projects. Such behavior keep helping me to healthy projects choice of many kind all along my life :)

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dsmart

Clearly you ignored Bree’s post. I can help you with that.

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Joe Blobers

DS… everybody know you except a few. It is not because some comments have been removed that conclusion are wrong. And you are definitively not what you pretend to be :)
Keep Code of Conduct in Mod’s hands… you are not.

… But the most important: Squadron 42 and Star Citizen will be released within the next year for Squadron 42 Chapter 1 and Star Citizen in Beta during 2018. That is best answer to your false “explanations”.

Note: by the way, you realize that some of yours comments have be removed as well :) Keep your vendetta back to your blog man :)

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dsmart

You’re new to this? When a comment gets removed, any response (e.g. mine and others) also gets removed, or the context is lost.

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Joe Blobers

DS… you are even slower…. Check the thread and you can see that some of my comments have been removed and not those I replied to…. again you missed it :)
Not hard for anyone to get who is who with google…

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Tufao

I will believe in his good faith, etc, as soon as he stops this stupid business model based on lies and deception, which makes all this project nothing more than a consumer scam, regardless if ‘some’ game comes out.
Stop to lie to people, making impossible promises. Stop this SCAMdalous ship sales scheme.
Then… I will believe in the good faith of whatever he says and that is not just another false advertising/deceptive claim to sell JPEG’s and post-pone this thing for longer and longer, while becoming richer with more monthly salaries/bonus to get than he would, if delivering a practical game, delivering more value to their backers and accomplishing with what he promised in the first place.
Just calculate how much money he and his associates made, personally, doing this show by 5+ years and receiving their monthly salaries/yearly bonuses vs. delivering the game that was promised (and that would be much more value to their backers/consumers and for the game industry) in just two years. So, yeah! The reason to keep the show going on and no game delivered has been obvious for a while now.
Gamers, press and game industry shouldn’t accept that everything is ok, just because ‘at least something was or will be delivered’ and ‘some fans are happy’, while its obvious that what they did deceived many/many consumers and has the potential to deceive more, burning people, and making them more disappointed and believing less in things like indie development, crowdfunding and games in general.
Star Citizen has been a fail because his dev fails to deliver what he makes people believe that will be delivered. Always delivering less than hyped and totally broken. And this same dev still dare to criticize the publisher business model, which is very bad indeed sometimes, but definitely, can’t be saved or fixed by something so many times worst like the way that they are financing/producing this game. Of course, what they say is more religious talking, considering that we have great independent/published games out there, so as we have some fails. And no matter how Roberts tries to hide himself behind speech, the fact remains that SC has been a fail and he has been failing again and again to deliver what he promised in the first place, only showing, after 6 years that SC started in his mind, that he still has no idea in how to finish his game, specially with the promises made when the crowdfunding campaign was opened.
And Roberts won’t admit something that is clear as water. That he is in an extreme debt with his backers. All that he does is to pretend that everything is ok, and putting the guilty of his fails in everyone else, partners, devs of his team, goons, Derek Smart, press, even the backers, but himself.
This all is not what ‘crowdfunding’ means, like these devs and some fans like to repeat to people. This is how scammers use crowdfunding to make more money that they should or at least deserve and still escape justice, while letting a big damage to many areas of the game industry behind.

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Bree Royce

Folks, please refer to our commenting policy. Spamming is not OK, no matter what you’re spamming. And please don’t take troll bait.

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Yangers

I fully expect Jesus to arrive before this game does.

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Melissa McDonald

we should all be hoping so.
“it doesn’t end here. The grey curtail of this world rolls back. and then you see it… white shores, followed by a far green country, under a swift sunrise.” “Doesn’t sound that bad.” “No, it isn’t”. :)

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GoJammit

“With this we are delivering something that goes way beyond the initial promises and conception of Star Citizen”
Really would rather you just focus on the things promised. I’ve been pretty patient, and I will continue to be, but I think I need someone in the know, someone who follows closely to tell me what the hold up is on the single player game. What’s the stumbling blocks preventing me from seeing a complation to the work I saw two years ago?

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edangerous

Hearing some more about squadron 42 would be much appreciated. I was really hoping it would be out by now or at the very least have a firm release date.

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Space Captain Zor

I believe last year’s “go or no-go” video on the Squadron 42 level demo decision cited the largest issue/blocker being problems with the Subsumption(AI)-powered procedural animation system for all the NPC characters. That would be the driving force behind making all the NPC characters seem truly alive and not just running off scripted events as you walk around.

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dsmart

Nobody move! I got this! :)

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Joe Blobers
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edangerous

This is really not helping, you’re spamming the comment section and making it look like he is causing a reaction which is precisely what he wants.

Just ignore the self-aggrandizing troll.

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Joe Blobers

Believe it or not, some Readers are still not aware of the guy toxicity. That is why I made this blog. A quick copy/paste of link and readers can make then own opinion. Leave alone comments sections to such clown behavior is not healthy either.
Trust me what he want his visibility by pretending he is better than others… this blog just pinpoint that in no case he is, far to be in fact the exact opposite :) … and he does not like that, at all even if he pretend not to care about :)

… beside that Edangerous did you noticed you are “liked” by some very well known anti-SC trolls? Clearly you tell me I spam but what did the Master Toll? I did replied to each of his lies with links to his multi times proven fallacies.
And I am here to stay you can trust me. He won’t give up nor me… and Readers will be able to read both comments and make their own opinion :)

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edangerous

Great, that just what we need…. 2 spammers spamming links to their forums all in the “service of the community”…

If there is anybody that has not heard of Smart’s crusade against Star Citizen they must have been living on the moon these last few years.

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GoJammit

Typical mode would be for me to take everything and anything you say with a grain of salt because I am pretty sure you are biased again Roberts. But I will actually be open minded and read this later, as I need to get to the gym.

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dsmart

You’re pretty sure that I’m biased? Gee! Whatever gave you that idea? Do share.

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Lethality

A certain histrionic troll was absolutely owned in this thread. Reality bites, huh?

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Joe Blobers
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Jonathan Hofwijks

Really? Ever since Chris Roberts announced this game you have been dogging him. Take a step back and watch the progress who knows you will learn a thing or two and be able to finish your own projects and actually make some hits like CR.

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dsmart
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BDJ

Regardless of what you think, facts are facts. Star Citizen is continuously progressing. It might not be at the pace you think it should, but it is. Everytime I log in, I see new things. Every…single…time.

You are here [saying] vaporware and scam all because they aren’t adhering to an estimated timeline. The game could come out in 2022 and it will still look as good, if not better, than any game of its kind out. Thats saying something.

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Chris Clark

I think that’s actually the problem many people have. The game is continuously progressing…. and progressing…and progressing, and it doesn’t seem like it will ever stop…….

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Space Captain Zor

The problem “many people” have is they’re simply impatient and they think 5-7 years is too long to make a game. This is a problem with a solution, however, if only these “many people” would choose to be informed on what CIG is working through to realize all these lofty goals. If you consume all the information they’ve released on the challenges they’ve faced, many of which are very self imposed, and still face not only on the human resources front but in research and development to pound that game engine into something that can do what they expect of it, I think you’d have a far easier time coping with the wait. Then there’s the blissful ignorance in not knowing just how long all those games in your Steam library actually took to make. Man that would be eye opening if it were a bullet point on the store pages.

Remember, these days people choose their facts. We’re no longer an informed culture.

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dsmart

No, that’s not saying anything other than wishful thinking.

I am not the one screaming vaporware. You must be thinking of Wired, who have predicted vaporware games with outstanding accuracy for years now. They added Star Citizen to their official list last year. Did you miss it?

ps: It’s hilarious that you think my age has anything to do with my use of socially acceptable terminology. Again, ad homimems are for the weak minded. Stay focused.

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Joe Blobers