Big changes are coming to Star Citizen — well, to its website. This week’s episode of Around the Verse explains that the game’s website is being overhauled to make it more functional and responsive for both hardcore backers and newbies who stumble into it and can’t figure out what’s actually playable yet. Spectrum 0.3.5 – that’s Cloud Imperium’s built-from-scratch communication tool – is on the way as well.
Meanwhile, the studios are hard at work on all things 3.0, as the Austin studio check-in outlines, with additional work on mocap, persistent universe animations, the subsumption system, and the new mission manager. There’s also a look at the massive ongoing ship migration project as older ships are updated to the item 2.0 framework, what Producer Ashram Kain calls “one of the largest things that [he thinks] has ever been done in a game, particularly a multiplayer game.”
“Think about the multiplayer games that are out there, I mean you might have a mount in World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls Online or a house but you don’t fly your house around. You don’t have twenty houses that you fly around and you have to worry about them being damaged and the states they’re all going to be in and how other players are going to interface with them, that’s something we’re having to consider.”
Don’t make me Star Wars Galaxies you bro! The whole episode, plus the lore video from earlier this week, is below.