With Star Citizen alpha 3.5 coming closer and closer, Cloud Imperium Games is continuing to show its content, which also they recently did with a new video.
The video showcases several aspects of development starting with another look at Area 18 on the upcoming new urban planed ArcCorp. Long-time backers are familiar with the place because it has been available as a stand-alone area in the alpha client for a long time. Soon we’ll be able to see it seamlessly integrated into a whole planet in the Stanton System and that’s pretty exciting.
For the occasion, developers have been working on flashing it out to bring it up to par with the rest of the universe, and today’s video focuses on the holographic ads that we’ll see while strolling around Area 18.
We also get to hear about improvements made to projectile tracking to optimize performance, and a really cool lore feature talking about the in-game holidays that the developers are preparing.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total of the game has passed the staggering amount of $220 million. At the moment of this writing, it’s sitting on $220,056,654, with 2,258,830 registered users.
You can check out the video below, keeping in mind for the sake of full disclosure that the author of this post contributed in small part to that funding total as an early backer.
If you want to see more of Star Citizen (which is coming exclusively to PC) you can also take a look at a new mission giver who will appear in alpha 3.5. The developer also recently released a batch of tutorials which are perfect to see what the game is all about.