Star Citizen Cinematic Trailer Feels Like Star Wars; Fans Trolled With Cheeky Hercules Tease

Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games opened a new hall of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2050 and released two trailers.

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Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games opened a new hall of the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2950 and released not one, but two trailers.

The first trailer is the first part of a cinematic titled “The Reunion” focused on the newly-released Mercury Star Runner.

It certainly comes with a Star Wars vibe and shows once more the talent of Star Citizen’s cinematic team, which is certainly promising for the single-player campaign, Squadron 42.

The next episode will be released on December 17.

The second trailer is a bit of a mixed bag.

It shows the new hall of the expo dedicated to Crusader, Kruger, and Tumbril, and it’s dominated by the unreleased and much-anticipated Crusader Hercules Starlifter.

This prompted a lot of eager fans to scramble from every angle of the Stanton system and converge on the Expo hall in New Babbage… only to find out that that the Starlifter actually isn’t at the expo, with its place in the hall occupied by the much-smaller Star Runner.

Here’s what fans expected…

And here’s what we got.

This prompted many to speculate that the reveal of the Starlifter may have been planned for the expo, but the pandemic may have forced the developers to push it back. Considering that these cinematic trailers are likely made much in advance, the decisions may have been taken when it was too late to change the video.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total is currently at $322,088,408 at the moment of this writing, having passed $322 million today.

The number of registered accounts is also well over 2.8 million (currently at

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 going on right now.

If you want to learn more, we recently got a sizable update on the progress of the single-player campaign Squadron 42.

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.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.