Here’s how Star Citizen’s character customizer is coming along

    
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Sea of Thieves’ character customization got you down? Star Citizen won’t be making that mistake. This week’s Around the Verse details the game’s roadmap for the character customizer arriving with the 3.1 alpha – and yes, tweaking your dudes and dudettes is going to be a game in itself.

“The character customizer being introduced in Alpha 3.1 is being polished by several teams working to fine-tune this highly anticipated feature,” says CIG’s Eric Kieron Davis. “The gameplay feature team is tweaking the options for eye and skin color as well as the way they’re presented within the customizer. We want to make sure the interface is intuitive and responsive as possible and the UI team continues to make adjustments to the customizer to ensure that. The character customizer is one of the most exciting new features coming online with Alpha 3.1, as it will allow citizens to begin their journey, creating an avatar that can fully represent them within the Star Citizen universe.”

The episode also touches on moon development, character models, legacy armor, shops, and the distress call system before diving into a segment on the game’s sound. Do note that Chris Roberts emphasized that parts of the studio are moving on to alpha 3.2 planning as alpha 3.1 wraps up and continues to expand to more tester groups on the PTU.

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Toy Clown

Zing! Female models are in?? Sweet!

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deekay_000

where?

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Brother Maynard

Female models are planned to be in 3.4

Which can mean anything from end of this year to next decade, I suppose…

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Bound

Bulge sliders or gtfo of my house.

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That would be nice. In a similar vein, I think ESO won my heart from the moment I saw it had a wide-ranging posterior slider….

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Alex Willis

I don’t have time to watch a half-hour video, so can anyone confirm if they are going to allow more body types than “Adonis”? I would find it a bit tiresome if there was infinite variety of facial polymorphism but everybody’s body looked like they came from the same mold.

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Agreed, it can really undermine a sense of diversity if all the characters of a particular race/gender combination have the exact same body.

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also how can i roleplay the space trucker stereotype if i can’t have either extremely slim or somewhat overweight/potbellied body types? :D

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Alex Willis

I didn’t get the Freelancer ship so I could play a pilot who looked like he just exited a runway. :D

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deekay_000

we need shlag for this

here’s a freelancer if it helps.

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Bruno Brito

Dis gun b gud

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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McGuffn

Not good enough. Morbidly obese X-Wing pilot or bust.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Armsbend

I don’t know…all of those bodies are like looking in the mirror for me.

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luxundae

These character creators make it pretty hard to build something with ears sticking out, disheveled graying hair (not, like, sexy or artistically disheveled….real disheveled), and a growing potbelly.

I guess what I’m saying is, the older I get the more difficulty I have seeing myself in my characters…

Amusingly, Sea of Thieves actually came through for me in this regard.

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in wildstar beta there was a big controversy involving people who claimed their wives wouldn’t play wildstar because aurin’s had too big boobs and they demanded small boobs.

this resulted in various body types with different boob and hip and bum sizes, all of which featured flat toned tummies.

i was like “where’s my gave birth to 2-4 kids belly body type?” people thought i was joking or trolling or being rude or something but seriously irl in my life the women who are the most bad ass in different real ways, none of them have flat toned tummies and all have well earned tiger stripes.

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and here it is as it is now on ptu.

i actually tried to play ptu after this video ends but my cutlass wasn’t on my list and the herald’s seats wouldn’t work and i got stuck in an airlock so i decided to be nice for once and not include that in the video.

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Armsbend

That looks like every MMO character creator I’ve used since the FFXI PS2 launch.

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deekay_000

i just think one or two of the faces are rather unfortunate really. lol.

otherwise no body choices or female anything yet >>

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Daniel Solorzano

Sea Of Thieves character creator isn’t bad. Most of the time I forget what my character looks like and I just envision myself. I honestly don’t think they should have had a character creator at all, SoT, and instead just done that.