Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games just released a new video showcasing its upcoming space simulator.
The video starts with a look at what Producers do within the team and then moves on to concept art.
We get to take a look at the concept art created for the people that we’ll meet on Orison, the landing zone of the gas giant Crusader, that has always been in the universe as a formless entity that can’t be visited but will finally become a real thing in alpha 4.0 in Q2 2020.
This is especially interesting because we don’t just see the concepts that worked well, but also those that didn’t work and were ultimately rejected.
While some of those characters will never make it into the game (unless they get repurposed in some way), it’s a great glimpse into the concept art process.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total, which is now over $266 million.
To be more precise, it’s at $266,051,347 at the moment of this writing, with 2,515,937 registered accounts.
As usual, it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons.
If you want to learn more about Star Citizen, you can read our latest interview focusing on the Cutlass Red and medical gameplay. You can also take a look at a recent trailer for the game’s single-player component, Squadron 42, which was released on Christmas.
If you’d rather see something a bit more whimsical, you can watch how exploring the top of ArcCorp’s skyscrapers turned into an adventure for yours truly.
For the sake of full disclosure, the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago