On this week’s Around the Verse, Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts and Sandi Gardiner are back and teasing Citizen Con, which kicks off October 9th. The episode includes a report from the Austin studio (mainly focusing on sound effects and the live ops teams), a deep-dive on the databank-studded inforunner Drake Herald, and a behind-the-scenes all about the interactive music system.
Intriguingly, Roberts also posted a classy endorsement of Dual Universe, a future rival sci-fi sandbox that hit Kickstarter last week. “I encourage you to check out Dual Universe’s trailer [and] Kickstarter,” he writes. “There is certainly quite a few similarities between what Dual Universe and Star Citizen are both aiming to achieve, but that’s not a bad thing! Space games are not a zero sum game. Different games, even with similar feature sets can have wildly different sensibilities and play experiences. Choice and a little friendly competition is always a good thing. It’s a great time for space games, and I look forward to welcoming Dual Universe to the growing brotherhood.” See? Classy.