Plus, a strong likelihood of Australian servers come release time!
By Jason Imms on July 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm
PC PowerPlay reports that the Star Citizen FPS module that is currently in development will be showcased at PAX Australia this year, according to a nondescript boxout from an interview with Chris Roberts of Cloud Imperium Games.
During the interview, Roberts also addressed the current funding situation for his grand vision, with community pledges sitting at around $33 million at the time of publication, with Australia holding the third-highest rank for regional pledges in the world. This apparently bodes very well for us when it comes to getting local servers come release time, “The idea is when we get to Arena Commander 1.0, all the 260,000 people who are eligible to play in the alpha will have servers in North America, Europe, and also in Australasia; which will probably be Australia, I would guess,” said Roberts.
So far, Star Citizen early-access content has been meted out in small chunks, giving players access to limited and delineated chunks of functionality. The Hangar Module allowed players to wander about a hanger to get a closer look at the ships they have associated with their accounts, and the Space Arena module gave players the ability to fly in space and perform some simplistic drills with targeting drones, which was later updated with multiplayer.
There is no clear indication of when Star Citizen will be complete, but if crowdfunding continues to go as well as it has so far, it’s safe to assume that we will see further content releases this year, and on into the future.
Source: PC PowerPlay