There’s certainly something to be said for arriving in a big, chunky spaceship, but sometimes you just need something a little smaller and more refined, especially if you’re the sort who seeks out dogfights. Star Citizen is feeding that need for smaller spacecraft with the upcoming Origin 100 series, which were part of the game’s weekly showcase.
The Origin 100 ships all have the distinct Origin modernist future style with a number of amenities for a ship of its size such as a bed that lets players log out from within the ship, a number of buttons on the dashboard that can be interacted with for various ship functions, and “bespoke” missile launchers that are tucked away in the fuselage to provide armament without breaking the craft’s sleek silhouette. These ships are moving down the development pipeline and will release in alpha 3.11.
The video then moved on to discuss the implementation of the Building Blocks UI and how it sets the table for the future. This segment of the video shows off how the new UI elements change the login screen, and while this looks very similar to what’s in the game currently, lead systems designer Rob Reininger emphasizes how including Building Blocks opens up the game’s front-end, making it more modular and making it easier to add new functions.