It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another episode of Star Citizen’s weekly video series. In the first half of this week’s episode, we get a closer look at the Orison landing zone on Crusader, which features a variety of impressive views and locations as well as places for future updates to happen like the Orison General Hospital when healing and death gameplay loops come online or access doors in tunnels below the surface for a variety of missions.
In the second half of the video, we get a closer look at work on ship wear and tear. The first pass of this system will be cosmetic, with dirt and grime buildup on parts of the ship as well as paint fading due to exposure to sunlight or burning into atmosphere, all of which can simply be restored to new when using ship repair and refit features on landing zones. Furthermore, only a few ships will have this feature to test the waters and build a pipeline. In the future, the system is planned to be expanded upon, tying in to things like damage on ships and ship aging as well as taking into account high-end manufacturers using better materials (meaning their ships visually degrade less) versus low-end manufacturers.