Roberts Space Industries (RSI) the developer behind the hugely crowdfunded Star Citizen space simulation game. Has today announced the release of Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 and made available a new trailer to show what you can expect from this major update to the game.
The latest update is now available in the games launcher and Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 brings with it a wealth of new features including large world maps, multi-crew ships, seamless first person combat, missions and much more, providing players with the largest update Star Citizen has received to date.
The new Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 update allows players to get their first taste of first person combat within Star Citizen, complete with combat armour and an array of hidden weapons to be discovered, says RSI.
Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is set in the environs of Crusader, a gas giant in the Stanton System. We’ve packed this area of space with multiple points of interest and player options that will deliver our first true multi-crew experience. You will begin your adventure in Port Olisar, in your quarters. From there, you have the freedom to meet up with friends, choose a ship or help crew another. Olisar is huge and is the launch pad for all player ships in the current release. The area around Port Olisar is an “Armistice Zone” meaning that all weapons will be on lockdown in that safety zone to prevent any disagreements or unpleasantness.
Once out of Olisar’s Armistice Zone, it’s a different story: players are weapons free and can engage anywhere they come across each other. What can you explore? Crusader has three moons, Yela (with an asteroid belt), Cellin and Daymar (each with orbital stations.) Security Post Kareah is in the orbit of Cellin and the derelict Covelex Shipping Hub hangs over Daymar. Kareah is now a hotly contested proving ground for the most adventurous player, a good resource for weapons and glory. Those interested in exploration are invited to investigate the eerie abandoned Covalex Shipping Hub in zero gravity. The asteroid field around Yela seems like a never-ending battle between the UEE security and opportunistic pirates wanting salvage rights to the wrecks around the belt.
Additionally, there are many service stations run by Cry-Astro dotted all over the map that will allow players to refuel, rearm and repair. These cannot be guaranteed to be totally safe to approach and you may find yourself the target of the odd pirate or smuggler wanting rich pickings for salvage.
For more details on what you can expect from this major update to the Star Citizen game jump over to the official Roberts Space Industries website for more details via the link below.