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Star Citizen shows off procedurally generated planet system

Emma Clark

Published 17/12/2015 | 03:06

Star Citizen
Star Citizen

After surpassing $100 million in crowdfunding, Star Citizen has released a video that showcases its procedurally generated planet system.

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There's no doubt that Star Citizen is an ambitious game. And in the latest video from the development team, its procedurally generated planet system is exhibited.

Cloud Imperium Games released a trailer called "From Pupil to Planet," and it's very clear why once you watch the video. We start with a close up of a character before the camera zooms out further and further to reveal the planet's surface and beyond.

Everything in the video is "100 percent in-engine footage, rendered in real-time," according to Cloud Imperium. It's just a glimpse at the system, and Cloud Imperium notes that it's still a work in progress, but it's incredibly impressive nonetheless.

Star Citizen's major Alpha 2.0 update was recently released. And in other impressive news, after three years of crowdfunding, the game has raised more than $100 million. As you might expect from that sum, Star Citizen is the most successful crowdfunding campaign in history.

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