Star Citizen’s devs answer questions about customization, aliens, and animated cloth

    
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Members of CIG’s character tech teams took to the Star Citizen forums to host an AMA about all things character-related, and while much of the answers probably won’t blow doors open, it did provide a little more detail about what’s in the works for in-game avatars.

The very first question was simply: “Beards?” which was confirmed by one of the devs as something that’s in the works, though they are taking a backseat to other options. On the subject of character customization, one player asked if there were going to be more Black hairstyles, which was confirmed as something the devs have yet to look at but something they “definitely” want to do. Other customization answers confirmed that there will not be any armor layering (wearing a jacket over a flight suit for example), and there will not be asymmetry, but there will be visible components on backpacks. Finally, one answer acknowledged that the game’s character creator is limited right now but is due for an update “if and when it can be put on the schedule.”

One question asked about progress on alien characters, which was effectively dodged by one of the devs to avoid spoilers but promised that work on the Vanduul continues and the team is eager to work on more aliens and creatures.

Lastly, a question about “vcloth” animated cloth features that were showcased way back at CitizenCon 2018 was answered, explaining that other features for the game took precedence and ultimately forced animated cloth to the back burner. That said, the devs have stated that work on vcloth has been picked back up and will continue, “gameplay-related physics duties permitting.”

If you’ve had it with AMAs, you can turn your attention to the St Patrick’s Day festivities instead.

“Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and join us for the Stella Fortuna celebrations from March 12 to March 22! Get in the spirit with limited-edition green vehicles, and show us how you tempt fate in a revelrous video contest. Stella Fortuna is the day to push your luck and find your pot of gold among the stars.”

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Paragon Lost

I swear, sometimes I think most of their fans will be retired or about to retire before this is officially released. Which means I’ll be long dead. Lol

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Oleg Chebeneev

Cant wait to see aliens creatures. I hope they are creative, not just Earth inhabitants reskins

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Tee Parsley

Kilrathi/Kzinti Klones?

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Greaterdivinity

Lots of references to things being put on the back burner for other priorities. That’s not bad, that’s actually quite good! But it’s telling in how difficult making a game is, especially one with such astronomically high ambitions.

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Paragon Lost

Agreed, cutting back would be good for helping them reach more realistic goals and maybe, just maybe releasing the damn thing within the next five years. Then maybe all those pie in the sky goals could be a part of later expansion work.

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Turing fail

“Game” or “business model/revenue strategy” you decide.

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Paragon Lost

Hehe. Yup.

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Ozzie

Oddly, I thought cloth animation is a pretty cool thing, but at least it’s not dropped. Way more games should have cloth physics these days.