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Star Citizen - Development Report December 2014

ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,254

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/14420-Monthly-Report-December

Another extremely detailed monthly report from CIG and all its studios worldwide is now online. Read for yourself how Chris "Dastardly Pirate" Roberts "is only generating ship JPGs and selling overpriced pixel ship packages " .... at least according to the average clickbait website/blogger.

These monthly reports are the most detailed progress reports i ever read during the development of a game. A nice change for us backers, being in the loop about all the aspects of the project we made possible.

 

Have fun

 

 

Some Highlights:

"This month, we were also able to roll out the first phase of the Public Test Universe. The community was incredibly helpful in our test of the PTU and we are very much looking forward to utilizing the PTU for future releases."

"Did we mention the fourteen new flyable ships?"

"There was also more work done to the dogfighting cameras which largely focussed on the new cinematic spectator mode and rear-view camera."

"We’re now starting to refine the new ship damage shader so that we can get different visual feedback from each weapon. For example a ballistic weapon will dent the metalwork and often puncture holes, lasers will scorch the surface and leave a burning edge that will continue to eat through some of the metal work over the following seconds, and explosions will create a visible ripple that travels across the hull as the metalwork is bent and scorched."

"The Arena Commander tutorial is underway and will hopefully be ready soon."

"Through the mobiGlas, you’ll be able to access the shop’s inventory two ways: A catalog view allows you to browse the entire shop inventory, and in augmented reality mode you can browse the products directly in the shop."

"We’ve done a very big push on the Lobby and Contacts functionality that players will be able to enjoy in the Arena Commander V1.0 Release. Players will now be able to seamlessly organize matches and play with their friends."

"The website also presents a new interaction with Arena Commander V1 : the Contact list that carries over into Arena Commander to allow match requests in the new Lobby System. And this new system is off to a pretty good start, with over 60,000 contacts created in the first week. With one user (a Super Hornet pilot who will remain unnamed) pushing the limit with 248 contacts!"

 

Comments

  • DocBrodyDocBrody Member UncommonPosts: 1,926

    huge-

    I swear I´ve never read so much in depth info on a monthly basis from any developer.

    They really crashed a few expectation bars here, certainly the community involvement is unsurpassed.

    Hope they´ll keep it up though-

     

     

    Pretty crazy that they are sampling impulse responses from real aircraft interiors to simulate realistic audio playback in the cockpits btw

     

  • VrikaVrika Member LegendaryPosts: 7,426
    Originally posted by Erillion

    Chris "Dastardly Pirate" Roberts "is only generating ship JPGs and selling overpriced pixel ship packages " 

    Not true, he's also generating reports about generating those ship JPGs.

    Seriously though, I don't think anyone's claimed that he wouldn't be generating a game. The issue is, I believe his game generating efforts aren't likely to result in a good game.

     
  • rpmcmurphyrpmcmurphy Member EpicPosts: 3,502

    I suppose when you don't have anything to show you can only write about it instead :-)

    /s

    Seriously though, It's a good report on the state of development, not sure it needs the accompanying chest-beating though.

  • MawneeMawnee Member UncommonPosts: 244
    This kind of public accountability is why this game will be great :) 
  • f1sebf1seb Member UncommonPosts: 194
    Originally posted by rpmcmurphy

    I suppose when you don't have anything to show you can only write about it instead :-)

    /s

    Seriously though, It's a good report on the state of development, not sure it needs the accompanying chest-beating though.

    Actually there's plenty to show.  Being a backer I've been getting a first hand experience on how this game is developing.  From just being able to run around my ship and walking into it.  Now I can see a multitude of different hangars, and actually fly the ship that I have purchased.  There are also a bunch of other ships that are now playable as well.  Not sure what you want to see?  You want them to send you every build of the source code everyday?  

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