Cloud Imperium has dropped a huge info bomb regarding Star Marine, which is what the firm is calling Star Citizen’s first person shooter functionality. Like Arena Commander before it, Star Marine will be releasing in an alpha state and will undergo ongoing development as it’s being tested by the game’s backer community.
Chris Roberts says that even though Star Marine is in a pre-beta state, it includes “animation fidelity and attention to detail that you wouldn’t normally expect in an alpha gameplay module.”
Today’s website update includes lengthy dissertations from various CIG department heads on everything from character design and animation to art and environment and a new in-fiction sport called SATA Ball that the devs are also using to test Star Citizen’s zero-g locomotion system.[Source: Star Marine update]