Today Cloud Imperium Games released a brand new video of its upcoming space simulator Star Citizen.
The video showcases weapons with a brand new damage type, in the form of a handgun and a sniper rifle dealing “electron” damage.
We hear that eventually, they will also lead to non-lethal weapons like tasers.
The second part of the video focuses on the upcoming trading feature that will let you us other players currency on the short term and then evolve further in the future (for instance with two-way trading).
In other Star Citizen news the crowdfunding total has passed $290 million today.
To be more precise, it’s almost at $291 million and it’s sitting on $290,892,451 at the moment of this writing, meaning that it made over 6.5 million during the latest Free Fly event started last Friday.
The number of registered accounts is now well over 2.6 million (currently 2,681,625).
As usual, it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, including free fly events.
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, so you should keep that in mind while reading this article.