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Enemy Starfighter takes a rocket-jockey ride to PAX Prime in new trailer

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Back when I was playing (and loving) Homeworld , I would occasionally zoom in to the faux-cockpit view of a fighter and enjoy the scenery as it slashed through convoys of capital ships. It was an exciting perspective, even though the ships weren't directly controllable, which is why I'm so very much looking forward to Enemy Starfighter . As the newest trailer shows, it's the same kind of visual vibe, but now you actually get to fly.

Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous both look fantastic, but there's something about the simpler, more colorful style of Enemy Starfighter that really yanks my stick. Even better: the new trailer boasts that the game will support virtual reality. I don't care that the Homeworld connection is almost certainly entirely superficial; this may well be the game that forces me to spring for an Oculus Rift.

Enemy Starfighter will be playable at the upcoming PAX Prime, running from August 29 to September 1, where our crack PC Gamer editorial team will hopefully get to spend some time with it. In the meantime, feel free to dig a little deeper into the game by way of this hands-on preview from earlier this summer. No release date has been set but creator Mike Tipul said he hopes to have something up on Early Access later this summer.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.