Star Citizen’s Single-Player Squadron 42 Shows Improved Mark Hamill Character Model in Video Comparison

Mark Hamill's character model in Star Citizen's single-player campaign Squadron 42 shows massive improvements from less than a year ago.

October 11, 2018

Today, during a panel at CitizenCon 2018, Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games showcased a short clip of the improved character model for Mark Hamill’s character, Lt. Cmdr. Steve “Old Man” Colton.

The clip was intended to showcase the many improvements done to character models, including skin shading, skin reflectance, sub-surface scattering, cavity maps, and wrinkles.

The result is quite impressive, and we get to see a really beautiful rendition of the popular actor who lent his face and acting skills to Luke Skywalker.

To see the improvement, you can check out the clip below, compared to the older version showcased during the Holiday Livestream in 2017, less than a year ago.

Star Citizen is a crowdfunded project and at the moment of this writing, it gathered $195,020,849 in pledges from 2,102,521 registered users.

If you want to see more about Squadron 42, you can watch the brand new trailer. If you’re interested in the whole Star Citizen project, you can also enjoy more impressive videos and trailers from CitizenCon. You can also read our recent interview with Global Head of Development and Foundry 42 Studio Director Erin Roberts.

For the sake of full disclosure, keep in mind that the author of this article is one of the backers of the game since the times of the original Kickstarter campaign.

Giuseppe Nelva

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) and MMORPGs 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 of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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