Star Citizen, one of the most hyped games on the internet is now the 20th most expensive game to be developed, and is the most expensive crowdfunded game (at the time of writing this article it has generated $34,020,497) ever made.
It will run on the 4th Generation CryEngine, along with many other upcoming titles such as Homefront 2, and the Xbox One exclusive launch title Ryse: Son of Rome. The game will run at 4k “Ultra HD” (3840 x 2160) and will make your PC melt as it is one of the most demanding games released in awhile.
As of right now the games Hangar Module (which allows you to look at your ships) requires you to have a 64-bit PC running Windows 7, a Nvidia GeForce 460GTX or AMD Radeon HD5850 able to run DirectX 11. In layman’s terms, your intel integrated graphics card isn’t going to cut it.
Building a basic PC to run the game will cost you around $720, to give you an idea of why you need such a powerful system Star Citizen’s Kickstarter page claims to have 10x the detail of current AAA games.
“Most current gen “AAA” games have around 10,000 polygons for a character and 30,000 or so for a vehicle. In Star Citizen, the characters are detailed at 100,000 polygons, the fighter at 300,000 and the Space Carrier 7 million!”
With 34 million dollars and counting, Star Citizen is what every indie developer strives to be. Successful, memorable and hyped. through giving honest and regular updates, the developers continue to reach new goals and perks for the community that will improve the game overall, Star Citizen is relying on its community to be the greatest space combat game of all time.
Including someone who has donated over $1,000 to the company.
Star Citizen attempts to offer a open world space game, allowing you to land on countless planets in over 60 star systems. Remembering, of course, that some planets maintain without laws. The game runs on a persistent universe, rather then a player hosted server, Allowing for you to capture your dreams of a freelance delivery ship, space pirate, or perhaps even the space police.
The game has an advanced economy per planet, featuring a full rigid body simulation, dynamic ship maneuverability and more. If there was ever a space simulator to look forward to, its Star Citizen.
The most inexpensive way to legally obtain a copy of Star Citizen is through their website, If you purchase the Aurora MR Single Ship package for $30. Purchasing the package will grant you the ship as well as the full game on release. Perhaps the best deal is the MR+ package variant, as it will also get you access to the dog fighting module(coming later this month), alpha and beta.
If the game proves to be as good the hype, it’ll become a part of gaming history. Not just because of the game itself, but because of crowd funding – and people like you.