Star Citizen May Drop DirectX In Favor Of Vulkan

Cloud Imperium Games, the studio behind Star Citizen, announced that they are considering parting ways with DirectX completely in favor of Vulkan. The graphics API would make Star Citizen compatible with Windows 7,8, and 10, with the possibility of making the game playable on Linux computers. Whereas DirectX requires players to be running Windows 10. “Years ago we stated our [...]

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Star Citizen Talks About Their Community Platform Spectrum

In the latest Around The Verse, the weekly Star Citizen video-newsletter, the team at RSI talked about their community platform Spectrum. It's designed to be the all-in-one chat system for the Star Citizen universe—both on and offline—through the game, your phone, and your browser.  But wait it wouldn't be Star Citizen news without the announcement of another ship: The Hurricane. This one [...]

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Expect The Next Star Citizen Patch In February

In the spirit of being open with their community, Star Citizen has updated their production schedule, and aims to release Patch 2.6.1 on February 16, 2017. Rather than being a bigger content patch, 2.6.1 will wax already established features, including Star Marine, along with improvements to the user interface. Keep in mind, the timeline is not carved in stone but an [...]

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Star Citizen Highlight Gorgeous Community Content

Star Citizen's community has been snapping photos and videos since the release of Alpha 2.6's Director Mode, and Star Citizen has compiled them into one gorgeous video—thanks to MassivelyOP for sharing it. Even if you're wary about the project you can't deny the beauty of Star Citizen; I'm feeling skeptically optimistic after watching, and wish I could go explore space right now. [...]

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Star Citizen's Holiday Stream Suffers Technical Difficulties

Turns out even $100 million doesn't guarantee smooth flying as evident by Star Citizen's holiday stream on Twitch: audio out-of-sync, awkward pausing, amateur transitions, just an all around production worthy of a high-school film project.  There were enough technical difficulties so that the video was promptly removed from YouTube. But you can still watch the rerun on Twitch. Sorely missing from [...]

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Star Citizen Makes Their Internal Release Schedule Public

In the latest newsletter from the commander, Christ Roberts announced that Star Citizen's internal release schedule will be made public. It should help alleviate some backer concerns. Keep in mind, the internal release schedule is not immbutable. Dates will be adjusted based on progress and can be viewed by visiting the Production Schedule Report webpage. Open Development does have its [...]

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Play Star Citizen For Free This Week

Roberts Space Industries is allowing anyone to play Star Citizen for free this week by using the promo code "FALL2016." The Free Fly will give everyone access to the fast and powerful F7C-M Super Hornet through Sunday, October 30th, 2016. We hope you enjoy trying the Star Citizen Alpha! If you participated in previous Free Flys then you already know what [...]

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