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Star Citizen trailer ports spaceport concept art into CryEngine 3

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Star Citizen's stunning crowdfunding success continues. Between their website and the Kickstarter the Cloud Imperium Games Corporation have received $5,747,710 in pledges with four hours to go. This success can be attributed to a psychological phenomenon known as Spaceships Oh My God, which has been known to overwhelm the Scroogiest of Scrooges with images of mechaglorious cosmocraft, hyperplasmic phaserbolts and drenched cybershiny towerscapes. The technique tickles the frontal lobe with the prospect of a universe that blends Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner into a space-age brain-paste with chronically addictive properties.

Beware, another dose lies below, in the form of a video showing a piece of concept art translated into CryEngine 3 with extra shiny bits. It's little more than a tech demo at the moment, but quite a nice one at that.

Star Citizen - Early Spaceport concept art to 3D environment test (opens in new tab) from Roberts Space Industries (opens in new tab) on Vimeo (opens in new tab) .

Tom Senior
Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.