Star Citizen Videos Show Hercules Starlifter, Dynamic Events, & More as Crowdfunding Passes $343 Million

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is continuing to release new videos about the upcoming space simulator.

Star Citizen Hercules Starlifter

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is continuing to release new videos about the upcoming space simulator.

This week we get a new episode of Inside Star Citizen with a first part focusing on logo creation. Perhaps the juiciest part comes after, with a look at docking stations, homesteads, and development progress on the Hercules Starlifter, the Aegis Redeemer, and the Nova Tank.

The second video is an hour-long conversation with Persistent Universe game director Tony Zurovec, who provided a lot of insight on the new in-game dynamic events that debuted with XenoThreat.

Zurovec reveals that another titled “Nine Tails Lockdown” is coming soon, focusing on the well-known criminal faction trying to lock down certain areas of the Stanton system.

The next Fleet Week will also be a dynamic event, and there are 8-10 planned at the moment, each of which will build upon previous experience and offering new functionality.

We also hear that an update on the Quantum system revealed in 2019 is coming in the next few months.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total just passed $343 million, and it’s currently at $343,340,036

The number of registered accounts is also approaching three million, and it’s currently at 2,954,370.

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 and more.

That being said, we recently learned that 2020 was a record year for Star Citizen’s extremely successful crowdfunding campaign, shattering the previous record from 2019.

More insight about the game’s successful year and what can be expected going forward was shared by Cloud Imperium Games CEO Chris Roberts himself a few weeks ago.

If you want to learn even more, we recently saw a really lovely cinematic trailer. On top of that, we recently heard that a new studio has been opened to create new systems and content for Star Citizen.

If you’re wondering whether the game is actually fun to play, this is a good place to start.

The game’s alpha 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.

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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.