When we published our two parts feature showcasing all the ships of Star Citizen in the Hangar Module many thought that the actual game would never look that good. Yesterday, after a long wait, the dogfighting module Arena Commander has been released, giving us a playable sample of the game, and finally showing that yes, Star Citizen does look that good, or even better than many expected.
To show you exactly what we mean, we spent a few hours taking a massive amount of screenshots of the three ships available in Arena Commander (Hornet, Origin 300i and Aurora), and the results are definitely worth seeing. The amazing visual fidelity of the models and textures included in the game, mixed with the stunning lighting engine, crown Star Citizen as one of the best looking games to ever grace the PC platform, if not the most beautiful.
I wouldn’t be surprising if you thought I’m exaggerating, but as a matter of fact I’m not. You can check out how the game looks with your own eyes in the extensive gallery below. All the screenshots showcase raw gameplay with zero tricks, they have been taken in 1920×1080 at the highest level of detail available in Arena Commander, and saved in lossless PNG to show every small detail without any compression. What you see is what you get.
Considering that it’s just pre-alpha, it’s difficult to predict just how much potential this game has.