During CitizenCon 2015 in Manchester, Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games introduced the single player portion of Star Citizen, named Squadron 42, with the presentation of the first members of the cast, which is truly star-spangled.
You can check the first names in the image below, including Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Hamill and John Rhys-Davies.
The game won’t only feature narrative-driven missions, but also optional “sandboxy” ones. Below you can check out a few of its features.
At the bottom of the post you can enjoy several screenshots,and pictures from the performance capture stage. focusing on Gary Oldman’s performance playing Admiral Bishop.
You can also enjoy Oldman’s performance in an absolutely epic first trailer, that according to Chris Roberts was running in engine and in real time.
Roberts also mentioned that Squadron 42 can go toe to toe with every big budget AAA game, and that it will be the most immersive game he has ever made. Looking at the video for the performance capture tech, it definitely seems to be a realistic claim. We also get a behind the scenes video and an interview to Oldman himself. They’re all below.
We also got to see the size of Squadron 42‘s script. It’s considerably bigger than those of Wing Commander 3 and Wing Commander 4, and dwarfs the script of the average movie even more.
The more we see and hear about Star Citizen, the more the claims made by some media outlets that the game might be in trouble seem utterly ridiculous.
Now, if you don’t mind, I have tears to dry. Wing Commander is back, baby!