Star Citizen's Single-Player Squadron 42 Gets Spectacular Video Showing the Coil

Cloud Imperium Games shows more of the Coil, an impressive environment that will appear in Star Citizen's single-player campaign Squadron 42.

By Giuseppe Nelva

January 25, 2018

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released a new video about the game’s single-player campaign Squadron 42.

We get to see the game’s developers as they explain how the Coil has created and the many challenges that they faced in designing such a complex environment. We also get to see the concept artwork that inspired it, and some chunks of footage showing how it looks in game, and it looks amazing.

Especially impressive is the volumetric tech that creates some beautiful cosmic clouds fully affected by lighting.

The Coil was introduced in the spectacular vertical slice of gameplay that we saw in December. It’s formed by the remains of a planet that was affected by a cosmic explosion and completely destroyed.

You can check the video below. If you want to see and learn more of Squadron 42, you can enjoy the spectacular vertical slice of the single-player campaign, and a version of the same footage with commentary from the developersa teaser featuring Mark Hamill. You can also read more about the soundtrack, and the plans for the next major update to the persistent universe alpha, that will be alpha 3.1 in March.

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For the sake of full disclosure, you should keep in mind that the author of this post is one of the backers of Star Citizen‘s crowdfunding campaign.

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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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