Another week, another Inside Star Citizen. This time, we’re continuing the three-part look at development work on microTech’s moons and given a room-by-room tour of the highly anticipated Anvil Carrack. The latest look regarding Clio, Calliope, and Euterpe offers a more on-the-ground look at each moon’s surface and how they differ. Considering the area of space they inhabit, all of these moons are going to be cold and icy, but they are distinct in that one has liquid water, the other has frozen water, and the third has no water. It also illustrates how CIG’s new planetary creation tools streamlines the process of making new planets, allowing two developers to make three moons themselves versus having two people take one month to make one moon.
The video then introduces the rooms and features of the Anvil Carrack, which looks to be nearly ready for its release in update 3.8. A number of the Carrack’s features are built for future updates and functionality, like a room for ship-to-ship docking, server blades that will collect exploration data, and a cartography deck that will let operators plot courses with a more detailed map than other ships. All in all, it’s a pretty piece of hardware that begs for a crew.
In other Star Citizen news, remember the ongoing legal squabble between Crytek and Cloud Imperium Games? Gamasutra reports that the two parties have finally come to a settlement, moving jointly to end the feud and dismiss the case. We don’t yet know what the settlment will entail.