GC2014

Update - 2014-08-16 - Friend of the Citizen Star, Byronyk, has produced a watchable video of the livestream from the broken stream captures, with commentary and links to help fill the missing bits: Star Citizen - Gamescom 2014 Live Stream. Thank you, good sir!

Updated with video of Multicrew Demo by Kingnewbs.


 (Citizen Star News) - 2014-08-15 - The long awaited Star Citizen event at Gamescom 2014 (Cologne, Germany) was mind-blowingly impressive. Chris Roberts ambition with the game is starting to show real results.

There were a few technical problems, largely difficulty keeping up the stream, seemed to be a Twitch problem as much as CIG. (Twitch support reported general problems during the event.)

Highlights

  • Constellation Commercial and Variants (Available Today v0.8 Patch 12.6)
  • Racing Mode Demo (Arena Commander v0.9)
  • Coop Vanduul Swarm (Arena Commander v0.9)
  • All ships faster top speeds w/ maneuvering thruster overload (Arena Commander v0.9)
  • All new hangars w/ Room System, including yet to be released Asteroid Hangar (Arena Commander v0.9)
  • Multi Crew Ships (will be available in Arena Commander v2.0)

Top News: 2001 inspired Constellation Commercial

New 2945 Constellation model was patched into the Hangar this morning with version 12.6. Several of the variants are patched in as well, but the Luxury Phoenix is not yet available, nor is the exploration themed Acquilla.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-08-14 - Details are "leaking" out about what we are going to see tomorrow at the CIG Star Citizen event. Mostly by CR talking to the Press drumming up interest for the big reveal.

Official Livestream details will be posted soon but it should be on their twitch channel when the event starts at this time: WorldClock. (Although the stream may be starting an hour after that.) Update: Official countdown is indeed an hour later than the event door opening, which makes sense.

V0.9 (Patch 13) is planned from two weeks from today (Thurs Aug 28th) (Source: Michael Graf & Chris Roberts StarCitizen interview event at Gamescom) (Note: We should probably plan for it to slip a bit as this is a "if all goes well date", and how often does that happen?-Ed.)

V0.9 (Patch 13) should include V0.9 AC Racing, first pass at Keyboard binding, and true 6DoF.  (Source: IncGamers, which would seem to have the same stream w/ Micheal Graf as it's source). 

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Image Credit: Tweeted by David Swofford

(Citizen Star News/Crusty Collins) - 2014-08-17 - A year has passed and here we are again at GamesCom. All four days of the convention sold out prior to its opening (press-only) day on Wednesday (August 13th). Consequently, the first day of public admission already led to crowded halls and long waiting times at the playing stations.

Naturally, only one presentation was really relevant. :) Read on for my personal, concise take on the CIG event 2014.

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