Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released new video content for its growing space simulator.
First of all, we get a new trailer of the Crusader Hercules Starlifter, an anticipated ship that has been in the pipeline for a while and is now available to fly.
On top, we get a long speech by Director of Persistent Universe Tony Zurovec about the interesting Quantum technology that will help the Star Citizen universe become a living and breathing entity, on top of the introduction of new tech named Odin, virtual AI, and dynamic events.
You can watch both videos below. It’s also worth mentioning that the Invictus Launch Week event is undergoing with its free fly promotion that lets everyone try the game for free until June 3. The Hercules Starlifter itself should be available today at the expo all in New Babbage if you want to test it out.
In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total has just passed $363 million and it’s currently sitting on $
The number of registered accounts recently passed 3.1 million, and it’s at 3,117,674 at the moment of this writing.
As usual, you should keep in mind that 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 like the one mentioned above.
We recently learned that a new studio has been opened to create new systems and content for Star Citizen, while Firesprite will work on the Battlefield-like mode “Theaters of War.”
If you’re wondering whether the game is actually fun to play, this is a good place to start.
The game’s recently-released alpha 3.13 is currently playable on PC, and a star-studded single-player campaign titled Squadron 42 is in development.
For the sake of full disclosure, do keep in mind that the author of this article has been a Star Citizen backer since the original Kickstarter campaign several years ago.