Following the reveal of the Ares Starfighter by Crusader, Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a dedicated trailer.
As usual, the trailer is made in a way that reproduces what would be an actual commercial broadcasted in the Star Citizen universe, and focuses on the Ares’ main feature, one of two massive guns the two variants of the ship are basically built around.
You can check it out below.
A second video was also released featuring the developers as they talk about and showcase the work being done for the planet thanks to the implementation of Planet Tech v4.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has passed another milestone propelled by the sale of the Ares, and it’s now over $256 million.
To be more precise, at the moment of this writing it’s at $256,115,321.
The number of registered accounts is now at 2,464,676. As usual, you should keep in mind that not all of them are paying players. The number includes accounts created for Free Fly events like the one that recently ended.
If you want to see more you can check out the impressive gameplay shared at CitizenCon and the second part, showing planet Microtech, the Anvil Carrack, and the Anvil Pisces, and the first wormhole jump to a new system. You can also take a look at the brand new “Theatres of War” Battlefield-like gameplay mode, more videos and screenshots showing planet tech v4, Microtech and its capital, New Babbage, and two more panels showcasing the latest ships and prison gameplay.
You can also watch how exploring the top of ArcCorp’s skyscrapers turned into an adventure for yours truly.
For the sake of full disclosure, you should consider that the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago.